Bible: Isa 58:4-10
58:4 Look, your fasting is accompanied by 1 arguments, brawls,
and fistfights. 2
Do not fast as you do today,
trying to make your voice heard in heaven.
58:5 Is this really the kind of fasting I want? 3
Do I want a day when people merely humble themselves, 4
bowing their heads like a reed
and stretching out 5 on sackcloth and ashes?
Is this really what you call a fast,
a day that is pleasing to the
58:6 No, this is the kind of fast I want. 6
I want you 7 to remove the sinful chains,
to tear away the ropes of the burdensome yoke,
to set free the oppressed, 8
and to break every burdensome yoke.
58:7 I want you 9 to share your food with the hungry
and to provide shelter for homeless, oppressed people. 10
When you see someone naked, clothe him!
Don’t turn your back on your own flesh and blood! 11
58:8 Then your light will shine like the sunrise; 12
your restoration will quickly arrive; 13
your godly behavior 14 will go before you,
58:9 Then you will call out, and the
you will cry out, and he will reply, ‘Here I am.’
You must 16 remove the burdensome yoke from among you
and stop pointing fingers and speaking sinfully.
58:10 You must 17 actively help the hungry
and feed the oppressed. 18
Then your light will dispel the darkness, 19
and your darkness will be transformed into noonday. 20