58:2 They seek me day after day;
they want to know my requirements, 1
like a nation that does what is right
and does not reject the law of their God.
They ask me for just decrees;
they want to be near God.
Why don’t you pay attention when we humble ourselves?’
Look, at the same time you fast, you satisfy your selfish desires, 3
you oppress your workers. 4
and fistfights. 6
Do not fast as you do today,
trying to make your voice heard in heaven.
1 tn Heb “ways” (so KJV, NAB, NASB, NIV, NRSV, TEV); NLT “my laws.”
2 tn The words “they lament” are supplied in the translation for clarification.
3 tn Heb “you find pleasure”; NASB “you find your desire.”
4 tn Or perhaps, “debtors.” See HALOT 865 s.v. * עָצֵב.
5 tn Heb “you fast for” (so NASB); NRSV “you fast only to quarrel.”
6 tn Heb “and for striking with a sinful fist.”