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Chapter 58

1 Cry aloud, spare not, lift up your voice like a trumpet,
and show my people their transgression,
and the house of Jacob 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 'Elohiym/Godhead.

They ask of me the ordinances of justice . . .
they take delight in approaching to 'Elohiym/Godhead.

3 Therefore have we fasted, say they,
and you see not?

Why have we afflicted our soul,
and you take no knowledge?

Behold, in the day of your fast
you find pleasure,
and exact all your labors.

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?

Will you call this a fast,
and an acceptable day to Jehovah/God?

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
who are cast out to your house?

When you see 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 Jehovah/God shall be your reward.

9 Then shall you call,
and Jehovah/God shall answer;
you shall 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 noon day.

{God guides us and we receive benefits if we follow His guidance}
11~~And Jehovah/God shall guide you continually,
and satisfy your soul
 {inner happiness}
in drought/'tight places'/'scorched places'
and make fat your bones
  {material prosperity}
and you shall be like a watered garden
  {water makes the garden grow - water of the word},
and like a spring of water,
whose waters fail not
  {another term of great prosperity}.

12 And those who shall be of you
shall build the old waste places.

You shall raise up the foundations
of many generations;
and you shall be called,
The repairer of the breach,
The restorer of paths to dwell in.

13 If you turn away your foot from the Sabbath,
from doing your pleasure on My holy day;
and call the Sabbath a delight,
the holy of Jehovah/God,
and shall honor him,
not doing your own Ways,
nor finding your own pleasure,
nor speaking your own words/
'doctrinal communications' {dabar} . . . 14
then shall you delight yourself in Jehovah/God;
and I will cause you to ride
upon the high places of the earth,
and feed you with the heritage of Jacob your father.

For the mouth of Jehovah/God has spoken it.