The Passion Translation
4 During your fasts, you quarrel and fight with others
and strike them with an angry fist.
When you fast like that, your voice will not be heard on high.
5 Do you think I’m impressed with that kind of fast?
Is it just a day to starve your bodies,
make others think you’re humble,[a]
and lie down in sackcloth and ashes?
Do you call that a fast?
Do you think I, Yahweh, will be pleased with that?[b]
Worship God in Truth
6 “This is the kind of fast that I desire:
Remove the heavy chains of oppression!
Stop exploiting your workers![c]
Set free the crushed and mistreated!
Break off every yoke of bondage!