Isaiah 56:3

“Neither let the son of the stranger, that hath joined himself to the LORD, speak, saying, The LORD hath utterly separated me from his people: neither let the eunuch say, Behold, I am a dry tree.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Neither let the sonne of the stranger, that hath ioyned himselfe to the Lord, speake, saying, The Lord hath vtterly separated mee from his people: neither let the Eunuch say, Behold, I am a drie tree.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Let not the foreigner who has joined himself to the LORD say, "The LORD will surely separate me from His people. Nor let the eunuch say, "Behold, I am a dry tree.""
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Neither let the foreigner, that hath joined himself to Jehovah, speak, saying, Jehovah will surely separate me from his people; neither let the eunuch say, Behold, I am a dry tree.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And let not the man from a strange country, who has been joined to the Lord, say, The Lord will certainly put a division between me and his people: and let not the unsexed man say, See, I am a dry tree.
- Basic English Bible

And let not the son of the alien, that hath joined himself to Jehovah, speak saying, Jehovah hath entirely separated me from his people; neither let the eunuch say, Behold, I am a dry tree;
- Darby Bible

Neither let the son of the stranger, that hath joined himself to the LORD, speak, saying, The LORD hath utterly separated me from his people: neither let the eunuch say, Behold, I am a dry tree.
- Webster's Bible

Neither let the foreigner, who has joined himself to Yahweh, speak, saying, "Yahweh will surely separate me from his people;" neither let the eunuch say, "Behold, I am a dry tree."
- World English Bible

Nor speak let a son of the stranger, Who is joined unto Jehovah, saying: `Jehovah doth certainly separate me from His people.' Nor say let the eunuch, `Lo, I am a tree dried up,'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Neither let the alien, that hath joined himself to the LORD, speak, saying: 'The LORD will surely separate me from His people'; neither let the eunuch say: 'Behold, I am a dry tree.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 56:3


56:3 The stranger - The stranger, the Gentile, who by birth is a stranger to God, that hath turned from dumb idols to the living God. The eunuch - Who is here joined with the stranger, because he was forbidden to enter into the congregation of the Lord, #Deut 23:1|. Under these two instances he understands all those, who either by birth, or by any ceremonial pollution, were excluded from church privileges, and so he throws open the door to all true believers. A dry tree - A fruitless tree, accursed by God with the curse of barrenness.


Discussion for Isaiah 56

  • God love the whole WORLD His Word is for all people. And we have to love every one worldwide just like God. Because Jesus His son died for the whole WORLD. That love.
  • All so some Church leader need to understand what this really mean.
  • Dewayne for verse 7
    I's me again, I just read the Whole chapter of Isaiah 56 and found most of my answers in it. This is now another one of my favorite Chapters in the Bible. Praise Our God of Mercy! I'm sorry that I didn't see the answers to my Questions the first time I read it.
  • Dewayne for verse 7
    Right now I'm trying to determine if the things that applied to Jews only in the past also apply to people that are not sure if they have the seed of Abraham or not. Because I know the seed of Abraham is dispersed throughout the human race because of the Ten Lost tribes and other Jews that have strayed away from Judaism. But that wouldn't necessarily mean that everyone in the world has the seed of Abraham either. I'm also trying to determine if the decendents of the Ten Lost Tribes are going to be punished for their ancestors not returning to Judaism and living by the Law as they were supposed to. If they chose not to keep them, they would receive all of the curses mentioned in the Law for not keeping all of the Commandments according to my understanding of what I've read. Do you know of any scripture that confirms that all people without the seed of Abraham have the same rights and privilages as those who supposedly do, under the Mosaic Law? I remember reading in the Mosic Law once, where it said not to add or subtract anything from the Laws of Moses. I would appreciate your thoughts on this. Sincerely, Dewayne
  • And much more abundant, unaware of the coming doom as prophesied in Revelation. The high mindedness of sinners blocks out the truth of God 's word that contains the eternal salvation of billions of souls who believe and submit to the lordship of Jesus Christ our savior.
  • Thankful
    Starting to finally appreciate the depth in simplicity of the Lord 's words about His House being a house of prayer for all people! When all else fails, we have prayer!

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