Isaiah 58

1 “Cry aloud, spare not, lift up your voice like a trumpet, and shew My people their transgression, and the house of Jacob (Yaaqov) their sins.

2 Yet they seek Me daily, and delight to know My ways, as a nation that did righteousness, and forsook not the ordinance of their God (Elohim); they ask of Me the ordinances of justice; they take delight in approaching to God (Elohim).

3 Wherefore have we fasted, say they, and you seest not? Wherefore have we afflicted our soul, and you takest no knowledge? Behold, in the day of your fast you find pleasure, and exact all your labours.

4 Behold, you fast for strife and debate, and to smite with the fist of wickedness. You shall not fast as you do this day, to make your voice to be heard on high.

5 Is it such a fast that I have chosen? A day for a man to afflict his soul? Is it to bow down his head as a bulrush, and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him? Wilt you call this a fast, and an acceptable day to יהוה?

6 Is not this the fast that I have chosen? To loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that you break every yoke?

7 Is it not to deal your bread to the hungry, and that you bring the poor that are cast out to your house? When you seest the naked, that you cover him; and that you hide not yourself from your own flesh?

8 Then shall your light break forth as the morning, and your health shall spring forth speedily; and your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of יהוה shall be your rear guard.

9 Then shalt you call, and יהוה shall answer; you shalt cry, and He shall say, ‘Here I am.’ If you take away from the midst of you the yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and speaking vanity;

10 And if you draw out your soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall your light rise in obscurity, and your darkness be as the noonday.

11 And יהוה shall guide you continually, and satisfy your soul in drought, and make fat your bones: and you shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.

12 And they that shall be of you shall build the old waste places; you shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and you shalt be called, The Repairer of the Breach and The Restorer of Paths to dwell in.”

13 If you turn away your foot from the Shabbat, from doing your pleasure on My holy day; and call the Shabbat a delight, the holy of יהוה, honorable; and shalt honor Him, not doing your own ways, nor finding your own pleasure, nor speaking your own words,

14 Then shalt you delight yourself in יהוה; and I will cause you to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed you with the heritage of Jacob (Yaaqov) your father; for the mouth of יהוה hath spoken it.”