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Isaiah 58:2-4 Expanded Bible (EXB)

They ·still come looking for [seek] me ·every day [day to day]
    and ·want [delight] to learn my ways.
They act just like a nation that does ·what is right [righteousness],
    that ·obeys [L did not forsake/reject] the ·commands [judgments] of its God.
They ask me ·to judge them fairly [for righteous judgment].
    They ·want [delight] to ·be near [draw near to] God.
They say, ‘·To honor you we had special days when [L Why have…?] we fasted,
    but you didn’t see.
·We humbled ourselves to honor you [L Why have we afflicted our souls/selves…?],
    but you didn’t notice.’”

But the Lord says, “[L Look; T Behold] You ·do what pleases [satisfy; seek pleasure for] yourselves on these fast days,
    and you ·are unfair to [exploit; oppress] your workers.
Even when you fast, you argue and fight
    and ·hit each other with your [L hit with wicked/sinful] fists.
You cannot do these things as you do now
    and ·believe your prayers are [expect to be] heard ·in heaven [on high].

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