Bible: Isa 58:6-12

58:6 No, this is the kind of fast I want. 1 

I want you 2  to remove the sinful chains,

to tear away the ropes of the burdensome yoke,

to set free the oppressed, 3 

and to break every burdensome yoke.

58:7 I want you 4  to share your food with the hungry

and to provide shelter for homeless, oppressed people. 5 

When you see someone naked, clothe him!

Don’t turn your back on your own flesh and blood! 6 

58:8 Then your light will shine like the sunrise; 7 

your restoration will quickly arrive; 8 

your godly behavior 9  will go before you,

and the Lord’s splendor will be your rear guard. 10 

58:9 Then you will call out, and the Lord will respond;

you will cry out, and he will reply, ‘Here I am.’

You must 11  remove the burdensome yoke from among you

and stop pointing fingers and speaking sinfully.

58:10 You must 12  actively help the hungry

and feed the oppressed. 13 

Then your light will dispel the darkness, 14 

and your darkness will be transformed into noonday. 15 

58:11 The Lord will continually lead you;

he will feed you even in parched regions. 16 

He will give you renewed strength, 17 

and you will be like a well-watered garden,

like a spring that continually produces water.

58:12 Your perpetual ruins will be rebuilt; 18 

you will reestablish the ancient foundations.

You will be called, ‘The one who repairs broken walls,

the one who makes the streets inhabitable again.’ 19 

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