(ISA) - The Book of Isaiah

ISA 58

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1 "Cry aloud, don't spare, lift up your voice like a trumpet, and
declare to my people their disobedience, and to the house of
Jacob their sins. 2 Yet they seek me daily, and delight to
know my ways: as a nation that did righteousness, and didn't
forsake the ordinance of their God, they ask of me righteous
judgments; they delight to draw near to God. 3 'Why have we
fasted,' [say they], 'and you don't see? [why] have we afflicted
our soul, and you take no knowledge?'

"Behold, in the day of your fast you find pleasure, and exact all your
labors. 4 Behold, you fast for strife and contention, and to
strike with the fist of wickedness: you don't fast this day so as
to make your voice to be heard on high. 5 Is such the fast
that I have chosen? the day for a man to afflict his soul? Is it
to bow down his head as a rush, and to spread sackcloth and ashes
under him? Will you call this a fast, and an acceptable day to

6 "Isn't this the fast that I have chosen: to loose the bonds of
wickedness, to undo the bands of the yoke, and to let the
oppressed go free, and that you break every yoke? 7 Isn't it
to distribute your bread to the hungry, and that you bring the
poor who are cast out to your house? When you see the naked, that
you cover him; and that you not hide yourself from your own
flesh? 8 Then your light shall break forth as the morning,
and your healing shall spring forth speedily; and your
righteousness shall go before you; the glory of Yahweh shall be
your rear guard. 9 Then you shall call, and Yahweh will answer; you shall cry, and
he will say, 'Here I am.'

"If you take away from the midst of you the yoke, the putting forth of
the finger, and speaking wickedly; 10 and if you draw out
your soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul: then
your light shall rise in darkness, and your obscurity be as the
noonday; 11 and Yahweh will guide you continually, and
satisfy your soul in dry places, and make strong your bones; and
you shall be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water,
whose waters don't fail. 12 Those who shall be of you shall
build the old waste places; you shall raise up the foundations of
many generations; and you shall be called The repairer of the
breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in.

13 "If you turn away your foot from the Sabbath, from doing your
pleasure on my holy day; and call the Sabbath a delight, [and]
the holy of Yahweh honorable; and shall honor it, not doing your
own ways, nor finding your own pleasure, nor speaking [your own]
words: 14 then you shall delight yourself in Yahweh; and I
will make you to ride on the high places of the earth; and I will
feed you with the heritage of Jacob your father:"
for the mouth of Yahweh has spoken it.


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