“Is not this the fast that I choose:
    (A)to loose the bonds of wickedness,
    to undo the straps (B)of the yoke,
to let the oppressed[a] go free,
    and to break every yoke?

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 58:6 Or bruised

10 Moreover, I and my brothers and my servants are lending them money and grain. Let us abandon this exacting of interest. 11 Return to them this very day their fields, their vineyards, their olive orchards, and their houses, and the percentage of money, grain, wine, and oil that you have been exacting from them.” 12 Then they said, “We will restore these and (A)require nothing from them. We will do as you say.” And I called the priests and (B)made them swear (C)to do as they had promised.

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Then you shall call, and the Lord will answer;
    you shall cry, and he will say, ‘Here I am.’
If you take away (A)the yoke from your midst,
    (B)the pointing of the finger, and speaking wickedness,

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The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord, after King Zedekiah (A)had made a covenant with all the people in Jerusalem (B)to make a proclamation of liberty to them, (C)that everyone should set free his Hebrew slaves, male and female, (D)so that no one should enslave a Jew, his brother. 10 And they obeyed, all the officials and all the people who had entered into the covenant that everyone would set free his slave, male or female, so that they would not be enslaved again. They obeyed and set them free. 11 But afterward they turned around and took back the male and female slaves (E)they had set free, and brought them into subjection as slaves.

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(A)Let all who are under a yoke as bondservants[a] regard their own masters as worthy of all honor, (B)so that the name of God and the teaching may not be reviled.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Timothy 6:1 For the contextual rendering of the Greek word doulos, see Preface

    you (A)who hate the good and love the evil,
(B)who tear the skin from off my people[a]
    and their flesh from off their bones,
(C)who eat the flesh of my people,
    and flay their skin from off them,
and break their bones in pieces
    and chop them up like meat in a pot,
    like flesh in a cauldron.

(D)Then they will cry to the Lord,
    but he will not answer them;
(E)he will hide his face from them at that time,
    because they have made their deeds evil.

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Footnotes

  1. Micah 3:2 Hebrew from off them

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