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
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.
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.”