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Isaiah 58:6–11

6 “Is this not the fast which I choose,

To aloosen the bonds of wickedness,

To undo the bands of the yoke,

And to blet the oppressed go free

And cbreak every yoke?

7 “Is it not to adivide your bread 1with the hungry

And bbring the homeless poor into the house;

When you see the cnaked, to cover him;

And not to dhide yourself from your own flesh?

8 “Then your alight will break out like the dawn,

And your brecovery will speedily spring forth;

And your crighteousness will go before you;

The glory of the dLord will be your rear guard.

9 “Then you will acall, and the Lord will answer;

You will cry, and He will say, ‘Here I am.’

If you bremove the yoke from your midst,

The 1cpointing of the finger and dspeaking wickedness,

10 And if you 1agive yourself to the hungry

And satisfy the 2desire of the afflicted,

Then your blight will rise in darkness

And your gloom will become like midday.

11 “And the aLord will continually guide you,

And bsatisfy your 1desire in scorched places,

And cgive strength to your bones;

And you will be like a dwatered garden,

And like a espring of water whose waters do not 2fail.

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