What does Isaiah 56:8 mean?
ESV: The Lord GOD, who gathers the outcasts of Israel, declares, “I will gather yet others to him besides those already gathered.”
NIV: The Sovereign LORD declares-- he who gathers the exiles of Israel: 'I will gather still others to them besides those already gathered.'
NASB: The Lord God, who gathers the dispersed of Israel, declares, 'I will yet gather others to them, to those already gathered.'
CSB: This is the declaration of the Lord God, who gathers the dispersed of Israel: "I will gather to them still others besides those already gathered."
NLT: For the Sovereign Lord, who brings back the outcasts of Israel, says: I will bring others, too, besides my people Israel.'
KJV: The Lord GOD which gathereth the outcasts of Israel saith, Yet will I gather others to him, beside those that are gathered unto him.
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Isaiah is among the most important prophetic books in the entire Bible. The first segment details God's impending judgment against ancient peoples for sin and idolatry (Isaiah 1—35). The second part of Isaiah briefly explains a failed assault on Jerusalem during the rule of Hezekiah (Isaiah 36—39). The final chapters predict Israel's rescue from Babylonian captivity (Isaiah 40—48), the promised Messiah (Isaiah 49—57), and the final glory of Jerusalem and God's people (Isaiah 58—66).
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