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1 Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew 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 God: they ask of me the ordinances of justice; they take delight in approaching to God. 3 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. 4 Behold, ye fast for strife and debate, and to smite with the fist of wickedness: ye shall not fast as ye 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? wilt thou call this a fast, and an acceptable day to the LORD? 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 ye break every yoke? 7 Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh? 8 Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the LORD shall be thy rereward. 9 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, the putting forth of the finger, and speaking vanity; 10 And if thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noon day: 11 And the LORD shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in drought, and make fat thy bones: and thou shalt be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters fail not. 12 And they that shall be of thee shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, The repairer of the breach, The restorer of paths to dwell in. 13 If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words: 14 Then shalt thou delight thyself in the LORD; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.

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1 Sara Di Diego = "The Hebrew word here means "with the throat", thus the cry cannot be small with only the lips.  The cry must be loud enough to gain attention.Work Cited:http://www.biblestudytools.com/commentaries/jamieson-fausset-brown/isaiah/isaiah-58.html"
2 Sara Di Diego = "It is more important to be heard and to fight wicked than to only worship god.  If one is angry, do not try to make god hear your anger through fasting.Work Cited:http://www.biblestudytools.com/commentaries/jamieson-fausset-brown/isaiah/isaiah-58.html"
3 Cary W = "He commands us here to break every yoke, just as Jesus did when He lived here.  How do we do that?  We don't, but we can seek, knock, ask, pray and intercede for each we encounter this is bound in wickedness, heavy in burden, oppressed or under another's yoke."
4 Cary W = "What compassion in that last line: to not hide ourselves from our own flesh and blood!  All of humanity is our very own flesh, and living with that remembrance evokes such help, service, mercy and compassion for all we encounter."
5 Cary W = "If we put away a hard heart, judgmental spirit and blame, which is really using our life to put us under a yoke of the same...put that all away from our midst...minds, hearts, bodies and relationships, and actually reach each other in a spirit of help and love, then whatever darkness or obscurity that exists in our life will be lifted and lightened!"
6 Cary W = "Oh such a promise to fill our hungry empty places and make them like a spring of fresh water and a well watered garden.  And with that renewal of spirit, all of our commitments, relationships and activities will prosper, be strong and even repair breaches and restore the eternal ways!"
7 Cary W = "We are each to decide what day to rest, but from the very first lines of instruction, we have been commanded even to take a Sabbath, or holy rest once a week.  Just be with God's words, thoughts, and desires.  The blessing of this, is we will be invited to His courts and see with His vision...ride the high places of the earth and feed with the treasures of all the saints."