“Behold, you fast for contention and (A)strife and to strike with a wicked fist.
You do not fast like you do today to (B)make your voice heard on high.
“Is it a fast like this which I choose, a day for a man to humble himself?
Is it for bowing [a]one’s head like a reed
And for spreading out (C)sackcloth and ashes as a bed?
Will you call this a fast, even an (D)acceptable day to the Lord?
“Is this not the fast which I choose,
To (E)loosen the bonds of wickedness,
To undo the bands of the yoke,
And to (F)let the oppressed go free
And (G)break every yoke?

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 58:5 Lit his

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