‘The Lord will certainly 2 exclude me from his people.’
The eunuch should not say,
‘Look, I am like a dried-up tree.’”
56:4 For this is what the Lord says:
“For the eunuchs who observe my Sabbaths
and choose what pleases me
and are faithful to 3 my covenant,
that will be better than sons and daughters.
I will set up a permanent monument 5 for them that will remain.
1 tn Heb “who attaches himself to.”
2 tn The infinitive absolute precedes the finite verb for emphasis.
3 tn Heb “and take hold of” (so KJV); NASB “hold fast.”
4 tn Heb “a hand and a name.” For other examples where יָד (yad) refers to a monument, see HALOT 388 s.v.
5 tn Heb “name” (so KJV, NIV, NRSV).