"Is not this the kind of fasting1 I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice2 and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed3 free and break every yoke?47
Is it not to share your food with the hungry5 and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter6-- when you see the naked, to clothe7 him, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?88
Then your light will break forth like the dawn,9 and your healing10 will quickly appear; then your righteousnessa11 will go before you, and the glory of the LORD will be your rear guard.129
Then you will call,13 and the LORD will answer;14 you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I. "If you do away with the yoke of oppression, with the pointing finger15 and malicious talk,1610
and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed,17 then your light18 will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday.1911
The LORD will guide20 you always; he will satisfy your needs21 in a sun-scorched land22 and will strengthen23 your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden,24 like a spring25 whose waters never fail.
Your people will rebuild the ancient ruins26 and will raise up the age-old foundations;27 you will be called Repairer of Broken Walls,28 Restorer of Streets with Dwellings.
"If you keep your feet from breaking the Sabbath29 and from doing as you please on my holy day, if you call the Sabbath a delight30 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,3114
then you will find your joy32 in the LORD, and I will cause you to ride on the heights33 of the land and to feast on the inheritance34 of your father Jacob." The mouth of the LORD has spoken.35