58:1,2 Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice
like a trumpet and shew my people their transgression, and the house of
Jacob their sins. 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
58:3 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.
58:4-12 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. 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? 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? 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? 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. 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; 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 noonday: 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. 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.
58:13,14 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. 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.
59:1 Behold, the LORD'S hand is not shortened, that it cannot save;
neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear.
59:8 The way of peace they know not; and there is no judgment in their
goings. They have made them crooked paths. Whosoever goeth therein shall
not know peace.
59:9-14 Therefore is judgment far from us, neither doth justice overtake
us. We wait for light, but behold obscurity; for brightness, but we walk
in darkness. We grope for the wall like the blind and we grope as if we
had no eyes. We stumble at noonday as in the night; we are in desolate
places as dead men. We roar all like bears and mourn sore like doves. We
look for judgment, but there is none; for salvation, but it is far off
from us. For our transgressions are multiplied before thee and our sins
testify against us. For our transgressions are with us, and as for our
iniquities, we know them; In transgressing and lying against the LORD and
departing away from our God, speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving
and uttering from the heart words of falsehood. And judgment is turned
away backward, and justice standeth afar off. For truth is fallen in the
street and equity cannot enter.
59:20 And the Redeemer shall come to Zion, and unto them that turn
from transgression in Jacob, saith the LORD.
60:1 Arise, shine; for thy light is come and the glory of the LORD
is risen upon thee.
60:13 The glory of Lebanon shall come unto thee, the fir tree, the
pine tree, and the box together, to beautify the place of my sanctuary,
and I will make the place of my feet
61:1 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed
me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the
brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of
the prison to them that are bound;
61:3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty
for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit
of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting
of the LORD, that he might be glorified.
61:9 And their seed shall be known among the Gentiles and their offspring
among the people. All that see them shall acknowledge them, that they are
the seed which the LORD hath blessed.
62:5 For as a young man marrieth a virgin, so shall thy sons marry
thee. And as the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride, so shall thy God
rejoice over thee.
62:11 Behold, the LORD hath proclaimed unto the end of the world, Say
ye to the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy salvation cometh; behold, his reward
is with him and his work before him.
63:11 Then he remembered the days of old, Moses and his people, saying,
Where is he that brought them up out of the sea with the shepherd of his
flock? Where is he that put his holy Spirit within him?
63:17 O LORD, why hast thou made us to err from thy ways, and hardened
our heart from thy fear? Return for thy servants' sake, the tribes of thine