Isaiah 58 LEB

True Fasts and Sabbaths

1 "Call with [the] throat; you must not keep back! lift up your voice like [a] trumpet, and declare to my people their rebellion, and to the house of Jacob their sins.

References for Isaiah 58:1

    • a 58:1 - Or "announce"
      2 Yet they seek me day [by] day, and they desire the knowledge of my ways like a nation that {practiced} righteousness, and had not forsaken the judgment of its God; they ask me for {righteous judgments}, they desire the closeness of God.

      References for Isaiah 58:2

        • b 58:2 - Or "And"
        • c 58:2 - Literally "did"
        • d 58:2 - Literally "judgments of righteousness"
          3 'Why do we fast, and you do not see [it]? We humiliate our soul, and you do not notice [it]?' Look! You find delight on the day of your fast, and you oppress all your workers!
          4 Look! You fast to quarrel and strife, and to strike with a {wicked fist}. You shall not fast as [you do] {today}, to {make your voice heard} on the height.

          References for Isaiah 58:4

            • e 58:4 - Literally "fist of wickedness"
            • f 58:4 - Literally "the day"
            • g 58:4 - Literally "cause to hear your voice"
              5 Is [the] fast I choose like this, a day for humankind to humiliate {himself}? To bow his head like a reed, and {make} his bed [on] sackcloth and ashes; you call this a fast and a day of pleasure to Yahweh?

              References for Isaiah 58:5

                • h 58:5 - Literally "his soul"
                • i 58:5 - Literally "he makes"
                  6 Is this not [the] fast I choose: to release [the] bonds of injustice, to untie [the] ropes of [the] yoke, and to let [the] oppressed go free, and {tear} every yoke to pieces?

                  References for Isaiah 58:6

                    • j 58:6 - Literally "you must tear"
                      7 [Is it] not to break your bread for the hungry? You must bring {home} [the] poor, [the] homeless. When you see [the] naked, you must cover him, and you must not hide yourself from your {relatives}.

                      References for Isaiah 58:7

                        • k 58:7 - Literally "a house"
                        • l 58:7 - Literally "flesh"
                          8 Then your light shall break forth like the dawn, and your healing shall grow quickly. And your salvation shall go before you; the glory of Yahweh will be your rear guard.
                          9 Then you shall call, and Yahweh himself will answer. You shall cry for help, and he will say, 'Here I [am]!' If you remove from among you [the] yoke, the {finger-pointing} and {evil speech},

                          References for Isaiah 58:9

                            • m 58:9 - Literally "stretching out of [the] finger"
                            • n 58:9 - Literally "the speaking of evil"
                              10 if you offer your soul to the hungry, and you satisfy [the] appetite of [the] afflicted, then your light shall rise in the darkness, and your darkness [will be] like noon.

                              References for Isaiah 58:10

                                  11 And Yahweh will lead you continually, and satisfy your soul in a barren land, and he will strengthen your bones, and you shall be like a well-watered garden, and like a spring of water whose water does not fail.
                                  12 And they shall rebuild ancient ruins from you; you shall erect [the] foundations of {many generations,} and {you shall be called} [the] bricklayer [of] [the] breach, [the] restorer of paths to live [in].

                                  References for Isaiah 58:12

                                    • q 58:12 - Literally "generation and generation"
                                    • r 58:12 - Literally "shall be called to you"
                                      13 If you hold your foot back from [the] Sabbath, [from] doing your affairs on {my holy day}, if you call the Sabbath a pleasure, the holy [day] of Yahweh honorable, if you honor him {more than} doing your ways, than finding your affairs and speaking a word,

                                      References for Isaiah 58:13

                                        • s 58:13 - Literally "the day of my holiness"
                                        • t 58:13 - Or "and"
                                        • u 58:13 - Literally "and"
                                        • v 58:13 - Literally "from"
                                        • w 58:13 - Hebrew "affair"
                                          14 then you shall take your pleasure in Yahweh, and I will make you ride upon [the] heights of [the] earth, and I will feed you the heritage of Jacob your ancestor, for the mouth of Yahweh has spoken."

                                          References for Isaiah 58:14