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Isaiah 58:3

3 ‘Why have we afasted and You do not see?

Why have we humbled ourselves and You do not 1notice?’

Behold, on the bday of your fast you find your desire,

And drive hard all your workers.

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Isaiah 58:3 — The New International Version (NIV)

‘Why have we fasted,’ they say,

‘and you have not seen it?

Why have we humbled ourselves,

and you have not noticed?’

“Yet on the day of your fasting, you do as you please

and exploit all your workers.

Isaiah 58:3 — English Standard Version (ESV)

‘Why have we fasted, and you see it not?

Why have we humbled ourselves, and you take no knowledge of it?’

Behold, in the day of your fast you seek your own pleasure,

and oppress all your workers.

Isaiah 58:3 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

Wherefore have we fasted, say they, and thou seest not?

Wherefore have we afflicted our soul, and thou takest no knowledge?

Behold, in the day of your fast ye find pleasure,

And exact all your labours.

Isaiah 58:3 — New Living Translation (NLT)

‘We have fasted before you!’ they say.

‘Why aren’t you impressed?

We have been very hard on ourselves,

and you don’t even notice it!’

“I will tell you why!” I respond.

“It’s because you are fasting to please yourselves.

Even while you fast,

you keep oppressing your workers.

Isaiah 58:3 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

‘Why have we fasted,’ they say, ‘and You have not seen?

Why have we afflicted our souls, and You take no notice?’

“In fact, in the day of your fast you find pleasure,

And exploit all your laborers.

Isaiah 58:3 — New Century Version (NCV)

They say, ‘To honor you we had special days when we fasted,

but you didn’t see.

We humbled ourselves to honor you,

but you didn’t notice.’ ”

But the Lord says, “You do what pleases yourselves on these special days,

and you are unfair to your workers.

Isaiah 58:3 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

Wherefore have we fasted, say they, and thou seest not? wherefore have we afflicted our soul, and thou takest no knowledge? Behold, in the day of your fast ye find your own pleasure, and exact all your labors.

Isaiah 58:3 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

—Wherefore have we fasted, and thou seest not; have afflicted our soul, and thou takest no knowledge? Behold, in the day of your fast ye find what pleaseth you, and exact all your labours.

Isaiah 58:3 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

Why have we fasted if you are not aware of it?

Why have we inflicted pain on ourselves if you don’t pay attention?

Don’t you see that on the days you fast,

you do what you want to do?

You mistreat all your workers.

Isaiah 58:3 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

“Why have we fasted, but You have not seen?

We have denied ourselves, but You haven’t noticed!”

“Look, you do as you please on the day of your fast,

and oppress all your workers.

Isaiah 58:3 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

“Why do we fast, but you do not see?

Why humble ourselves, but you do not notice?”

Look, you serve your own interest on your fast day,

and oppress all your workers.

Isaiah 58:3 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

‘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!

Isaiah 58:3 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

‘We have gone without food,’ they say.

‘Why haven’t you noticed it?

We have made ourselves suffer.

Why haven’t you paid any attention to us?’

“On the day when you fast, you do as you please.

You take advantage of all of your workers.