Chiastic Structures
The Old Testament
Chiastic Parallels
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1 Thus says Jehovah:
Observe justice and perform righteousness, for my salvation will soon come
when my righteousness is revealed.


2 Blessed is the man who does so—
the person who holds fast to them who keeps the Sabbath without profaning it,
who stays his hand from doing any evil.


3 Let not the foreigner who adheres to Jehovah say,
Jehovah will surely exclude me from his people.


And let not the eunuch say, I am but a barren tree.


4 For thus says Jehovah:
As for the eunuchs who keep my Sabbaths and choose to do what I will
holding fast to my covenant— 5 to them I will give a handclasp and a name
within the walls of my house that is better than sons and daughters; I will endow them with an everlasting name
that shall not be cut off.


6 And the foreigners who adhere to Jehovah
to serve him, who love the name of Jehovah,
that they may be his servants—


all who keep the Sabbath without profaning it,
holding fast to my covenant 7 these I will bring to my holy mountain
and gladden in my house of prayer. Their offerings and sacrifices
shall be accepted on my altar, for my house shall be known
as a house of prayer for all nations.


8 Thus says my Lord Jehovah,
who gathers up the outcasts of Israel: I will gather others to those already gathered.