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Isaiah 58:3


58:3 They lament, 1  ‘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, 2 

you oppress your workers. 3 

Isaiah 58:10


58:10 You must 4  actively help the hungry

and feed the oppressed. 5 

Then your light will dispel the darkness, 6 

and your darkness will be transformed into noonday. 7 

1 tn The words “they lament” are supplied in the translation for clarification.

2 tn Heb “you find pleasure”; NASB “you find your desire.”

3 tn Or perhaps, “debtors.” See HALOT 865 s.v. * עָצֵב.

4 tn Heb “if you.” See the note on “you must” in v. 9b.

5 tn Heb “If you furnish for the hungry [with] your being, and the appetite of the oppressed you satisfy.”

6 tn Heb “will rise in the darkness.”

7 tn Heb “and your darkness [will be] like noonday.”

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