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

  • Andrei Isayeu
    Without Fasting the way Isaiah 58 explains God can't accept Fasting for it must be done according to the Word of God!
  • Sr
    This precept is admonishing all awaken israelites to speak to their fellow brethren and sisters about their forgotten heritage. Jeremiah 17:4 let you know that Jacob children lost their way by sinning against their power. A command from the Heavenly Father is to show those lost sheep how they continue to sin against God. How can one find them? Check out Deuteronomy 28:46 the sign to identify.
  • Kurtis
    always good fruit and food for our Life, Spirit and Soul. Amen
  • Irene123
    V. 7 - the 'bread' is the truth of the Word of God; 'thy house' is the church where he will hear this truth; the 'naked' are those not covered by His spirit of holiness - Acts2:38; 1 Pet. 1:15-16; "in all manner of CONVERSATION refers to not just mouth, but to our physical being, how we dress, our body language. Webster's defines 'conversation' in scripture as how we appear to others.
  • Duwayne Mcnaughton
    I believe that Isa. (58) is a DIVINE Blueprint on
    The work we should be doing daily if we want to go too heaven!
  • Nqobilizitha pan aquila
    Thank you trecentillion plus times you highly esteemed servants of God for affording us this platform.We are both equipped and perfected as our Triune God explicates what True Fasting and Prayer entails(Verses 6-7;10) and the benefits that accrue to us for doing it (verses 8-9;11-14)!We take a leaf from this God's prophecy!

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