Will the fast I choose be like this:
A day for a person to deny himself,
to bow his head like a reed,
and to spread out sackcloth and ashes?(A)
Will you call this a fast
and a day acceptable to the Lord?
Isn’t the fast I choose:
To break the chains of wickedness,(B)
to untie the ropes of the yoke,
to set the oppressed free,
and to tear off every yoke?(C)
Is it not to share your bread with the hungry,(D)
to bring the poor and homeless into your house,
to clothe the naked when you see him,(E)
and not to ignore[a] your own flesh and blood?(F)

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 58:7 Lit not hide yourself from