Bible: Isaiah 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,
58:9 Then you will call out, and the
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
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