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“Look! You fast only for quarreling, and for[a] fighting,
    and for hitting with wicked fists.
You cannot fast as you do today
    and have your voice heard on high.

“Is this the kind of fast that I have chosen,
    merely a day for a person to humble himself?
Is it merely for bowing down one’s head like a bulrush,
    for lying[b] on sackcloth and ashes?
Is this what you[c] call a fast,
    an[d] acceptable day to the Lord?
Isn’t this the[e] fast that[f] I have been choosing:
    to loose the bonds of injustice,
and[g] to untie the cords of the yoke,
    and[h] to let the oppressed go free,
        and to break every yoke?

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 58:4 So 1QIsab 1QIsaa; MT LXX lack for
  2. Isaiah 58:5 So 1QIsaa 1QIsab; MT LXX read and for lying
  3. Isaiah 58:5 So 1QIsaa 4QIsad LXX (pl.); 1QIsab MT (sing.)
  4. Isaiah 58:5 So 1QIsaa 1QIsab; MT reads and an
  5. Isaiah 58:6 So 1QIsaa; 1QIsab MT LXX lack the
  6. Isaiah 58:6 So 1QIsaa; 1QIsab MT LXX lack that
  7. Isaiah 58:6 So 1QIsaa; 1QIsab MT LXX lack and
  8. Isaiah 58:6 So 1QIsaa MT; 1QIsab 4QIsad LXX lack and

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