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(A)Is such the fast that I choose,
    (B)a day for a person to humble himself?
Is it to bow down his head like a reed,
    and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him?
Will you call this a fast,
    and a day acceptable to the Lord?
“Is not this the fast that I choose:
    (C)to loose the bonds of wickedness,
    to undo the straps (D)of the yoke,
to let the oppressed[a] go free,
    and to break every yoke?
Is it not (E)to share your bread with the hungry
    and bring the homeless poor into your house;
when you see the naked, to cover him,
    (F)and not to hide yourself from your own flesh?

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  1. Isaiah 58:6 Or bruised
English Standard Version Anglicised (ESVUK)

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