Isaiah 58:13

“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:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

If thou turne away thy foote 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 owne wayes, nor finding thine owne pleasure, nor speaking thine owne wordes:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"If because of the sabbath, you turn your foot From doing your {own} pleasure on My holy day, And call the sabbath a delight, the holy {day} of the LORD honorable, And honor it, desisting from your {own} ways, From seeking your {own} pleasure And speaking {your own} word,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, `and' the holy of Jehovah honorable; and shalt honor it, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking `thine own' words:
- American Standard Version (1901)

If you keep the Sabbath with care, not doing your business on my holy day; and if the Sabbath seems to you a delight, and the new moon of the Lord a thing to be honoured; and if you give respect to him by not doing your business, or going after your pleasure, or saying unholy words;
- Basic English Bible

If thou turn back thy foot from the sabbath, [from] doing thy pleasure on my holy day, and call the sabbath a delight, the holy [day] of Jehovah, honourable; and thou honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking [idle] words;
- Darby Bible

If thou shalt 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, honorable; and shalt honor him, not doing thy own ways, nor finding thy own pleasure, nor speaking thy own words:
- Webster's Bible

If you turn away your foot from the Sabbath, from doing your pleasure on my holy day; and call the Sabbath a delight, [and] the holy of Yahweh honorable; and shall honor it, not doing your own ways, nor finding your own pleasure, nor speaking [your own] words:
- World English Bible

If thou dost turn from the sabbath thy foot, Doing thine own pleasure on My holy day, And hast cried to the sabbath, `A delight,' To the holy of Jehovah, `Honoured,' And hast honoured it, without doing thine own ways, Without finding thine own pleasure, And speaking a word.
- Youngs Literal Bible

If thou turn away thy foot because of the sabbath, from pursuing thy business on My holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, and the holy of the LORD honourable; and shalt honour it, not doing thy wonted ways, nor pursuing thy business, nor speaking thereof;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 58:13


58:13 If - If thou take no unnecessary journeys, or do any servile works on the sabbath - day. A delight - Performing the duties of it with chearfulness, delighting in the ordinances of it. Holy - Dedicated to God, consecrated to his service.


Discussion for Isaiah 58

  • Michael Bassey
    Being on a fast opens up our Spiritual realms
  • Merideth Hicks
    Please pray for my quick deliverance from whatever wicked spirits are holding me back from my purpose and also for utterance to speak the words God placed in my heart Amen
  • DannyWade
    i am now on a fast and i wanted to understand Isaiah 58 for this reason. God has spoken through all these comments and the commentary and now i am on the right path before God during this fasting time and forever.God is awesome and great and powerful and right always.
  • Mrs Adedayo Dorcas Idris
    God is teaching us how we should fast and again we should not forsake the sabbath.
  • Cherlisa
    I feel that Isaiah 58 is a call to action , I feel that we fast and say that we are waiting on God, but this scripture means in my understanding that God is waiting on us to represent Him in the earth by, caring for widows orphans and strangers. He requires us to feed, clothe and shelter them. This is true religion, any ministry or Christian that does not have a heart for the least of these does not truly have a heart for God. He has recently impressed upon me as an individual that this is what is on His mind for me. Seek he first the kingdom of God His way of doing things and all of these things will be added unto you!
  • John ogbeifun
    Cry aloud yes is very good to cry out the word of our God who give out his son for us. and as a christian we most not stop to make our voice to be heard in this end time so i will beg my fellow christian to use all they can to tell the world about our Lord Jesus Christ and his coming. thanks God Bless you all

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