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 1 my covenant,
that will be better than sons and daughters.
I will set up a permanent monument 3 for them that will remain.
who love the name of the Lord and want to be his servants –
all who observe the Sabbath and do not defile it,
and who are faithful to 5 my covenant –
56:7 I will bring them to my holy mountain;
I will make them happy in the temple where people pray to me. 6
Their burnt offerings and sacrifices will be accepted on my altar,
for my temple will be known as a temple where all nations may pray.” 7
1 tn Heb “and take hold of” (so KJV); NASB “hold fast.”
2 tn Heb “a hand and a name.” For other examples where יָד (yad) refers to a monument, see HALOT 388 s.v.
3 tn Heb “name” (so KJV, NIV, NRSV).
4 tn Heb “who attach themselves to.”
5 tn Heb “and take hold of”; NAB “hold to”; NIV, NRSV “hold fast.”
6 tn Heb “in the house of my prayer.”
7 tn Heb “for my house will be called a house of prayer for all the nations.”