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Isaiah 58:2-4


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.

58:3 They lament, 2  ‘Why don’t you notice when we fast?

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 

58:4 Look, your fasting is accompanied by 5  arguments, brawls,

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.”

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