•   Verse by verse
  •   Verse numbers
  •   Section headings
  •   Red letters

Isaiah 58:6 - 58:12

Is this not the fast which I choose,
To loosen the bonds of wickedness,
To release the bands of the yoke,
And to let the oppressed go free
And break every yoke?
Is it not to divide your bread with the hungry
And bring the afflicted homeless into the house;
When you see the naked, you cover him;
And not to hide yourself from your own flesh?
Then your light will break out like the dawn,
And your recovery will speedily spring forth;
And your righteousness will go before you;
The glory of Yahweh will be your rear guard.
Then you will call, and Yahweh will answer;
You will cry, and He will say, ‘Here I am.’
If you remove the yoke from your midst,
The pointing of the finger and speaking wickedness,
And if you offer your soul to the hungry
And satisfy the soul of the afflicted,
Then your light will rise in darkness
And your thick darkness will become like midday.
And Yahweh will continually guide you,
And satisfy your soul in scorched places,
And fortify your bones;
And you will be like a watered garden,
And like a spring of water whose waters do not fail.
Those from among you will rebuild the ancient waste places;
You will raise up the foundations of past generation upon generation;
And you will be called the repairer of the breach,
The restorer of the paths for one to inhabit.