Add parallel Print Page Options

Do you think I want to see people punish their bodies on those days of fasting? Do you think I want people to look sad and bow their heads like dead plants? Do you think I want people to wear mourning clothes and sit in ashes to show their sadness? That is what you do on your days of fasting. Do you think that is what the Lord wants?

“I will tell you the kind of day I want—a day to set people free. I want a day that you take the burdens off others. I want a day when you set troubled people free and you take the burdens from their shoulders. I want you to share your food with the hungry. I want you to find the poor who don’t have homes and bring them into your own homes. When you see people who have no clothes, give them your clothes! Don’t hide from your relatives when they need help.”

Read full chapter

Bible Gateway Recommends

ERV Paperback Bible, Case of 28
ERV Paperback Bible, Case of 28
Retail: $195.72
Our Price: $130.20
Save: $65.52 (33%)
ERV Duotone Bible, Black/Grey - Case of 24
ERV Duotone Bible, Black/Grey - Case of 24
Retail: $455.76
Our Price: $304.99
Save: $150.77 (33%)
ERV Large Print Softcover Bible, Case of 20
ERV Large Print Softcover Bible, Case of 20
Retail: $319.80
Our Price: $215.80
Save: $104.00 (33%)
4.5 of 5.0 stars
ERV Paperback New Testament  - Slightly Imperfect
ERV Paperback New Testament - Slightly Imperfect
Retail: $4.99
Our Price: $3.82
Save: $1.17 (23%)