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Yet they seek Me daily
    and delight to know My ways,
as a nation that has done righteousness
    and has not forsaken the ordinance of their God.
They ask Me for the ordinances of justice;
    they take delight in approaching God.
“Why have we fasted
    and You do not see?
Why have we humbled ourselves
    and You take no notice?”

Certainly, on the day of your fast you find your desire
    and are exacting on all your laborers.
Certainly, you fast for strife and debate
    and to strike with the fist of wickedness.
You do not fast as you do this day,
    to make your voice to be heard on high.

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