Add parallel Print Page Options

Behold, ye have fasted for strife and debate, and to smite with the fist of wickedness; ye do not at present fast, to cause your voice to be heard on high.

Is such the fast that I have chosen, a day for a man to afflict his soul,—that he should bow down his head as a bulrush, and spread sackcloth and ashes [under him]? Wilt thou call this a fast, and a day acceptable to Jehovah?

Is not this the fast which I have chosen: to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the thongs of the yoke, and to send forth free the crushed, and that ye break every yoke?

Read full chapter

Bible Gateway Recommends

ESV Archaeology Study Bible
ESV Archaeology Study Bible
Retail: $49.99
Our Price: $29.99
Save: $20.00 (40%)
4.5 of 5.0 stars
NKJV Know The Word Study Bible, Hardcover
NKJV Know The Word Study Bible, Hardcover
Retail: $39.99
Our Price: $12.99
Save: $27.00 (68%)
4.0 of 5.0 stars
CSB Tony Evans Study Bible--genuine leather, black
CSB Tony Evans Study Bible--genuine leather, black
Retail: $89.99
Our Price: $57.99
Save: $32.00 (36%)
4.5 of 5.0 stars
CSB Tony Evans Study Bible--genuine leather, black (indexed)
CSB Tony Evans Study Bible--genuine leather, black (indexed)
Retail: $99.99
Our Price: $64.99
Save: $35.00 (35%)
4.5 of 5.0 stars
NLT Chronological Life Application Study Bible, Hardcover
NLT Chronological Life Application Study Bible, Hardcover
Retail: $49.99
Our Price: $33.99
Save: $16.00 (32%)
5.0 of 5.0 stars

Bible Gateway Sponsors