Behold, you fast only to quarrel and to fight
    and to hit with a wicked fist.
Fasting like yours this day
    will not make your voice to be heard on high.
(A)Is such the fast that I choose,
    (B)a day for a person to humble himself?
Is it to bow down his head like a reed,
    and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him?
Will you call this a fast,
    and a day acceptable to the Lord?

“Is not this the fast that I choose:
    (C)to loose the bonds of wickedness,
    to undo the straps (D)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

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