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Is this not the fast that I have chosen:
To (A)loose the bonds of wickedness,
(B)To undo the [a]heavy burdens,
(C)To let the oppressed go free,
And that you break every yoke?

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  1. Isaiah 58:6 Lit. bonds of the yoke

12 O house of David! Thus says the Lord:

(A)“Execute[a] judgment (B)in the morning;
And deliver him who is plundered
Out of the hand of the oppressor,
Lest My fury go forth like fire
And burn so that no one can quench it,
Because of the evil of your doings.

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  1. Jeremiah 21:12 Dispense justice

He has (A)shown you, O man, what is good;
And what does the Lord require of you
But (B)to do justly,
To love [a]mercy,
And to walk humbly with your God?

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  1. Micah 6:8 Or lovingkindness

“Thus says the Lord of hosts:

(A)‘Execute true justice,
Show [a]mercy and compassion
Everyone to his brother.

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  1. Zechariah 7:9 Or lovingkindness

16 These are the things you shall (A)do:
(B)Speak each man the truth to his neighbor;
Give judgment in your gates for truth, justice, and peace;

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23 “Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! (A)For you pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and (B)have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faith. These you ought to have done, without leaving the others undone.

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