1 Shout for all you are worth, do not hold back, raise your voice like a trumpet. To my people proclaim their rebellious acts, to the House of Jacob, their sins.
Mic 3:8-12 Acts 20:26-27 Ezek 3:17-21 Isa 40:9-10 Acts 7:51-52 Ezek 3:5-9 Ezek 20:4
2 They seek for me day after day, they long to know my ways, like a nation that has acted uprightly and not forsaken the law of its God. They ask me for laws that are upright, they long to be near God:
Isa 29:13 Titus 1:16 Matt 15:7-9 1Pet 2:1-2 1Sam 15:21-25 Deut 5:28-29 Ezek 33:30-33
3 'Why have we fasted, if you do not see, why mortify ourselves if you never notice?' Look, you seek your own pleasure on your fastdays and you exploit all your workmen;
Mal 3:14 Lev 16:29 Luke 18:9-12 Neh 5:7 Zech 7:5-7 Dan 10:2-3 Exod 2:23-24
4 look, the only purpose of your fasting is to quarrel and squabble and strike viciously with your fist. Fasting like yours today will never make your voice heard on high.
1Kgs 21:9-13 Joel 2:13-14 Prov 21:27 Acts 23:1-2 Isa 59:2 Isa 59:6 John 18:28
5 Is that the sort of fast that pleases me, a day when a person inflicts pain on himself? Hanging your head like a reed, spreading out sackcloth and ashes? Is that what you call fasting, a day acceptable to Yahweh?
Zech 7:5 Dan 9:3-19 Isa 49:8 Isa 61:2 Job 2:8 Lev 16:29 1Kgs 21:27-29
6 Is not this the sort of fast that pleases me: to break unjust fetters, to undo the thongs of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break all yokes?
Neh 5:10-12 1Tim 6:1 Jer 34:8-11 Isa 58:9 Mic 3:2-4
7 Is it not sharing your food with the hungry, and sheltering the homeless poor; if you see someone lacking clothes, to clothe him, and not to turn away from your own kin?
Ezek 18:7 Luke 3:11 Ezek 18:16 Isa 58:10 1John 3:17-18 Matt 25:35-45 Prov 22:9
8 Then your light will blaze out like the dawn and your wound be quickly healed over. Saving justice will go ahead of you and Yahweh's glory come behind you.
Jer 33:6 Isa 52:12 Ps 37:6 Jer 30:17 Mal 4:2 Acts 10:35 Isa 57:18
9 Then you will cry for help and Yahweh will answer; you will call and he will say, 'I am here.' If you do away with the yoke, the clenched fist and malicious words,
Ps 50:15 Prov 6:13 Isa 65:24 Ps 12:2 Jer 29:12-13 Ps 91:15 Isa 1:15
10 if you deprive yourself for the hungry and satisfy the needs of the afflicted, your light will rise in the darkness, and your darkest hour will be like noon.
Job 11:17 Ps 37:6 Isa 42:16 Isa 58:7-8 Prov 11:24-25 Prov 14:31 Deut 15:7-10
11 Yahweh will always guide you, will satisfy your needs in the scorched land; he will give strength to your bones and you will be like a watered garden, like a flowing spring whose waters never run dry.
Jer 31:12 Isa 49:10 Jer 17:8 John 4:14 Prov 11:25 Hos 13:5 John 16:13
12 Your ancient ruins will be rebuilt; you will build on age -- old foundations. You will be called 'Breach-mender', 'Restorer of streets to be lived in'.
Isa 61:4 Amos 9:11 Amos 9:14 Ezek 36:33 Neh 2:17 Ezek 36:8-11 Isa 51:3
13 If you refrain from breaking the Sabbath, from taking your own pleasure on my holy day, if you call the Sabbath 'Delightful', and the day sacred to Yahweh 'Honourable', if you honour it by abstaining from travel, from seeking your own pleasure and from too much talk,
Ps 84:2 Ps 84:10 Isa 56:2-6 Jer 17:21-27 Ps 92:1-2 Rev 1:10 Exod 20:8-11
14 then you will find true happiness in Yahweh, and I shall lead you in triumph over the heights of the land. I shall feed you on the heritage of your father Jacob, for the mouth of Yahweh has spoken.
Deut 32:13 Job 22:26 Isa 1:19-20 Hab 3:18-19 Isa 33:16 Isa 40:5 Deut 33:29