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58 aCry aloud, bspare not,

Lift up thy voice clike a trumpet,

And dshew my people their transgression,

And the house of Jacob their sins.

Yet they seek me daily,

And edelight to know my ways,

As a nation that did righteousness,

And forsook not the ordinance of their God:

They ask of me the ordinances of justice;

fThey take delight in approaching to God.

gWherefore have we fasted, hsay they, and thou seest not?

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

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

And lexact all your ||mlabours.

Behold, nye fast for strife and debate,

And to smite with the fist of wickedness:

||Ye shall not fast as ye do this day,

oTo make your voice to be heard on high.

pIs it such a fast that I have chosen?

||A day for a man to iafflict his soul?

Is it to bow down his head as qa bulrush,

And rto spread ssackcloth and ashes under him?

Wilt thou call this a fast,

And an acceptable day to the Lord?

Is not this the fast that I have chosen?

To loose tthe bands of wickedness,

uTo undo the heavy burdens,

And xto let the oppressed go free,

And that ye break every yoke?

Is it not yzto deal thy bread to the hungry,

And ythat thou bring the poor that are ||cast out ato thy house?

zbWhen thou seest the naked, that thou cover him;

And that thou hide not thyself from cthine own flesh?

dThen shall thy light break forth as the morning,

And thine ehealth shall spring forth speedily:

And thy righteousness shall go before thee;

The glory of the Lord shall be thy rereward.

Then shalt thou call, and the Lord shall answer;

Thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I am.

If thou take away from the midst of thee the yoke,

fThe putting forth of the finger, and gspeaking vanity;

10  And if thou hdraw out thy soul ito the hungry,

And ksatisfy the afflicted soul;

dThen shall thy light rise in obscurity,

And thy darkness be as the noonday:

11  And the Lord shall guide thee lcontinually,

And ksatisfy thy soul in drought,

And make fat thy bones:

And thou shalt be mlike a watered garden,

And like a spring of water, whose waters fail not.

12  And they that shall be of thee nshall build the old owaste places:

Thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations;

And thou shalt be called, pThe repairer of the breach,

The restorer of paths to dwell in.

13  If qthou turn away thy foot from the sabbath,

From doing thy pleasure on my holy day;

And call the sabbath ra delight,

The holy of the Lord, honourable;

And shalt honour him, not doing rrthine own ways,

Nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words:

14  Then sshalt thou delight thyself in the Lord;

And I will tcause thee to ride tuupon the high places of the earth,

And feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father:

vFor the mouth of the Lord hath spoken it.

KJV 1900

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This King James Version is based upon the Pure Cambridge Edition first published around 1900. It has been carefully typeset to remove any typographical errors and accurately reflects the original text.

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