Isaiah 57

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The Book of the Prophet Isaiah

Chapter 58

1

Cry3 aloud, spare4 not, lift up54 thy voice like a trumpet, and shew54 my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.

2

Yet they seek4 me daily, 3117 and delight4 to know my ways, as a nation that did1 righteousness, and forsook1 not the ordinance of their God: they ask4 of me the ordinances of justice; they take delight4 in approaching to God.

3

Wherefore have we fasted,1 [say they], and thou seest1 not? [wherefore] have we afflicted14 our soul, and thou takest no knowledge?4 Behold, in the day of your fast ye find4 pleasure, and exact4 all your labours.

4

Behold, ye fast4 for strife and debate, and to smite53 with the fist of wickedness: ye shall not fast4 as [ye do this] day, to make your voice to be heard53 on high.

5

Is it such a fast that I have chosen?4 a day for a man to afflict15 his soul? [is it] to bow down2 his head as a bulrush, and to spread55 sackcloth and ashes [under him]? wilt thou call4 this a fast, and an acceptable day to the LORD?

6

[Is] not this the fast that I have chosen?4 to loose15 the bands of wickedness, to undo53 the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed7 go15 free, and that ye break17 every yoke?

7

[Is it] not to deal2 thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring55 the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest4 the naked, that thou cover14 him; and that thou hide101 not thyself from thine own flesh?

8

Then shall thy light break forth11 as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth4 speedily: and thy righteousness shall go1 before thee; the glory of the LORD shall be thy rereward.4

9

Then shalt thou call,4 and the LORD shall answer;4 thou shalt cry,17 and he shall say,4 Here I [am]. If thou take away55 from the midst of thee the yoke, the putting forth2 of the finger, and speaking15 vanity;

10

And [if] thou draw out55 thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy55 the afflicted12 soul; then shall thy light rise1 in obscurity, and thy darkness [be] as the noonday:

11

And the LORD shall guide1 thee continually, and satisfy52 thy soul in drought, and make fat55 thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail17 not.

12

And [they that shall be] of thee shall build1 the old waste places: thou shalt raise up34 the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called,27 The repairer6 of the breach, The restorer35 of paths to dwell in.2

13

If thou turn away55 thy foot from the sabbath, [from] doing2 thy pleasure on my holy day; and call1 the sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honourable;30 and shalt honour14 him, not doing2 thine own ways, nor finding2 thine own pleasure, nor speaking15 [thine own] words:

14

Then shalt thou delight101 thyself in the LORD; and I will cause thee to ride52 upon the high places of the earth, and feed52 thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken14 [it].

Isaiah 59