Let no foreigner(A) who is bound to the Lord say,
    “The Lord will surely exclude me from his people.”(B)
And let no eunuch(C) complain,
    “I am only a dry tree.”

For this is what the Lord says:

“To the eunuchs(D) who keep my Sabbaths,
    who choose what pleases me
    and hold fast to my covenant(E)
to them I will give within my temple and its walls(F)
    a memorial(G) and a name
    better than sons and daughters;
I will give them an everlasting name(H)
    that will endure forever.(I)

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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.

For thus saith the Lord unto the eunuchs that keep my sabbaths, and choose the things that please me, and take hold of my covenant;

Even unto them will I give in mine house and within my walls a place and a name better than of sons and of daughters: I will give them an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off.

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27 So he started out, and on his way he met an Ethiopian[a](A) eunuch,(B) an important official in charge of all the treasury of the Kandake (which means “queen of the Ethiopians”). This man had gone to Jerusalem to worship,(C)

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 8:27 That is, from the southern Nile region

27 And he arose and went: and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch of great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the charge of all her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem for to worship,

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