Isaiah 58:6-11

William Logsdail – Saint Martin in the Fields [1888]

Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen:
to loose the chains of injustice
and untie the cords of the yoke,
to set the oppressed free
and break every yoke?
Is it not to share your food with the hungry
and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter—
when you see the naked, to clothe them,
and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?
Then your light will break forth like the dawn,
and your healing will quickly appear;
then your righteousnes will go before you,
and the glory of the LORD will be your rear guard.
Then you will call, and the LORD will answer;
you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I.

If you do away with the yoke of oppression,
with the pointing finger and malicious talk,
and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry
and satisfy the needs of the oppressed,
then your light will rise in the darkness,
and your night will become like the noonday.
The LORD will guide you always;
he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land
and will strengthen your frame.
You will be like a well-watered garden,
like a spring whose waters never fail.

 ♥♥♥

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5 thoughts on “Isaiah 58:6-11”

  1. that is the most truthful words in the world. It is easy to follow if we follow GOD. Yes I sure try. Sometimes I stray but I do get back on course.After all. we are all HUMAN and GOD knows that. Thank you Jonie.

  2. Isaiah contains my favourite passages in the whole of the Hebrew Bible, thank you for a wonderful Sunday passage.

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