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Is it such a fast that I have chosen? a day for a man to afflict his soul? is it to bow down his head as a bulrush, and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him? wilt thou call this a fast, and an acceptable day to the LORD?

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

58:5 a fast that I have chosen. God is unimpressed with “fasts” that are undertaken mainly to be seen of men rather than to seek God in repentance and return to holy living. “To obey is better than sacrifice” (I Samuel 15:22; note also Matthew 6:15-18).

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