Then your light will break forth like the dawn,1 and your healing2 will quickly appear; then your righteousnessa3 will go before you, and the glory of the LORD will be your rear guard.49
Then you will call,5 and the LORD will answer;6 you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I. "If you do away with the yoke of oppression, with the pointing finger7 and malicious talk,810
and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed,9 then your light10 will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday.1111
The LORD will guide12 you always; he will satisfy your needs13 in a sun-scorched land14 and will strengthen15 your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden,16 like a spring17 whose waters never fail.
Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins18 and will raise up the age-old foundations;19 you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls,20 Restorer of Streets with Dwellings.
"If you keep your feet from breaking the Sabbath21 and from doing as you please on my holy day, if you call the Sabbath a delight22 and the LORD's holy day honorable, and if you honor it by not going your own way and not doing as you please or speaking idle words,2314
then you will find your joy24 in the LORD, and I will cause you to ride on the heights25 of the land and to feast on the inheritance26 of your father Jacob." The mouth of the LORD has spoken.27