Isaiah 58:6

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?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Is not this the fast that I haue chosen? to loose the bandes of wickednesse, to vndoe the heauie burdens, and to let the oppressed goe free, and that ye breake euery yoke?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Is this not the fast which I choose, To loosen the bonds of wickedness, To undo the bands of the yoke, And to let the oppressed go free And break every yoke?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Is not this the fast that I have chosen: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the bands of the yoke, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Is not this the holy day for which I have given orders: to let loose those who have wrongly been made prisoners, to undo the bands of the yoke, and to let the crushed go free, and every yoke be broken?
- Basic English Bible

Is not this the fast which I have chosen: to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the thongs of the yoke, and to send forth free the crushed, and that ye break every yoke?
- Darby Bible

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?
- Webster's Bible

Isn't this the fast that I have chosen: to release the bonds of wickedness, to undo the bands of the yoke, and to let the oppressed go free, and that you break every yoke?
- World English Bible

Is not this the fast that I chose -- To loose the bands of wickedness, To shake off the burdens of the yoke, And to send out the oppressed free, And every yoke ye draw off?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the fetters of wickedness, to undo the bands of the yoke, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 58:6


58:6 The bands - The cruel obligations of usury and oppression.


Discussion for Isaiah 58:6

  • This fasting is speaking of a spiritual fast which is commanding us to send out the gospel.
  • Godwin Inueikwo for verse 6
    Children of God are representatives of God here on earth and God expects us to exhibit his character:He is mercifull,He is good,He fights for the oppressed,He deliver the captives etc.As we do these he will answer our prayers when ever we call on him.

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