Isaiah 57:14 - 58:14

14  And one shall say, "Heap it up! Heap it up! Prepare the way, take the stumbling-block out of the way of My people."

15  For thus declares the high and exalted One who dwells forever, whose Name is qodesh, "I dwell in the high and qodesh place, with him who has a bruised and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of bruised ones.

16  "For I would not strive forever, nor am I wroth forever, for the spirit would grow faint before Me, even the beings I have made.

17  "For the wickedness of his unfair gain I was wroth and I smote him. I hid Myself and was wroth, and he went on backsliding in the way of his heart.

18  "I have seen his ways, but I heal him, and I lead him, and restore comforts to him and to his mourners,

19  creating the fruit of the lips: peace, peace to him who is far off and to him who is near," said יהוה, "and I shall heal him."

20  But the wicked are like the troubled sea, for it is unable to rest, and its waters cast up mud and dirt.

21  "There is no peace," said my Elohim, "for the wicked."

Yeshayahu 58

1  "Cry aloud, do not spare. Lift up your voice like a ram's horn. Declare to My people their transgression, and the house of Yaʽaqoḇ their sins.

2  "Yet they seek Me day by day, and delight to know My ways, as a nation that did righteousness, and did not forsake the Right-Ruling of their Elohim. They ask of Me rulings of righteousness, they delight in drawing near to Elohim.

3  ‘Why have we fasted, and You have not seen? Why have we afflicted our beings, and You took no note?' "Look, in the day of your fasting you find pleasure, and drive on all your labourers.

4  "Look, you fast for strife and contention, and to strike with the fist of wickedness. You do not fast as you do this day, to make your voice heard on high.

5  "Is it a fast that I have chosen, a day for a man to afflict his being? Is it to bow down his head like a bulrush, and to spread out sackcloth and ashes? Do you call this a fast, and an acceptable day to יהוה?

6  "Is this not the fast that I have chosen: to loosen the tight cords of wickedness, to undo the bands of the yoke, to exempt the oppressed, and to break off every yoke?

7  "Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, and that you bring to your house the poor who are cast out; when you see the naked, and cover him, and not hide yourself from your own flesh?

8  "Then your light would break forth like the morning, your healing spring forth speedily. And your righteousness shall go before you, the esteem of יהוה would be your rear guard.

9  "Then, when you call, יהוה would answer; when you cry, He would say, ‘Here I am.' "If you take away the yoke from your midst, the pointing of the finger, and the speaking of unrighteousness,

10  if you extend your being to the hungry and satisfy the afflicted being, then your light shall dawn in the darkness, and your darkness be as noon.

11  "Then יהוה would guide you continually, and satisfy your being in drought, and strengthen your bones. And you shall be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.

12  "And those from among you shall build the old waste places. You shall raise up the foundations of many generations. And you would be called the Repairer of the Breach, the Restorer of Streets to Dwell In.

13  "If you do turn back your foot from the Shabbath, from doing your pleasure on My qodesh day, and shall call the Shabbath ‘a delight,' the qodesh day of יהוה ‘esteemed,' and shall esteem it, not doing your own ways, nor finding your own pleasure, nor speaking your own words,

14  then you shall delight yourself in יהוה. And I shall cause you to ride on the heights of the earth, and feed you with the inheritance of Yaʽaqoḇ your father. For the mouth of יהוה has spoken!"