Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

"Look! You fast only for quarreling, and for fighting, and for hitting with wicked fists. You cannot fast as you do today and have your voice heard on high.

New American Standard Bible

"Behold, you fast for contention and strife and to strike with a wicked fist You do not fast like you do today to make your voice heard on high.

King James Version

Behold, ye fast for strife and debate, and to smite with the fist of wickedness: ye shall not fast as ye do this day, to make your voice to be heard on high.

Holman Bible

You fast with contention and strife
to strike viciously with your fist.
You cannot fast as you do today,
hoping to make your voice heard on high.

A Conservative Version

Behold, ye fast for strife and contention, and to smite with the fist of wickedness. Ye do not fast this day so as to make your voice to be heard on high.

American Standard Version

Behold, ye fast for strife and contention, and to smite with the fist of wickedness: ye fast not this day so as to make your voice to be heard on high.

Amplified

[The facts are that] you fast only for strife and debate and to smite with the fist of wickedness. Fasting as you do today will not cause your voice to be heard on high.

Bible in Basic English

If keeping from food makes you quickly angry, ready for fighting and giving blows with evil hands; your holy days are not such as to make your voice come to my ears on high.

Darby Translation

Behold, ye have fasted for strife and debate, and to smite with the fist of wickedness; ye do not at present fast, to cause your voice to be heard on high.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Behold, ye fast for strife and debate, and to smite with the fist of wickedness: ye shall not fast as ye do this day to make your voice to be heard on high.

Julia Smith Translation

behold, for contention and strife ye will fast, and to strike with the fist of injustice: ye shall not fast as today to cause your voice to be heard on high.

King James 2000

Behold, you fast for strife and debate, and to strike with the fist of wickedness: you shall not fast as you do this day, to make your voice to be heard on high.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Look! You fast to quarrel and strife, and to strike with a {wicked fist}. You shall not fast as [you do] {today}, to {make your voice heard} on the height.

Modern King James verseion

Behold, you fast for strife and debate, and to strike with the fist of wickedness; you shall not fast as you do today, to make your voice to be heard on high.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Behold when ye fast, ye can find your own lusts, and can call cruelly on all your debtors. Ye fast to law and strive and to smite with fist wickedly. Fast not as ye now do, to make your voice to be heard upon high.

NET Bible

Look, your fasting is accompanied by arguments, brawls, and fistfights. Do not fast as you do today, trying to make your voice heard in heaven.

New Heart English Bible

Behold, you fast for strife and contention, and to strike with the fist of wickedness: you do not fast this day so as to make your voice to be heard on high.

The Emphasized Bible

Lo! for strife and contention, ye fast, And to smite with the fist of lawlessness, - Ye shall not fast as to-day, To cause to be heard on high your voice!

Webster

Behold, ye fast for strife and debate, and to smite with the fist of wickedness: ye shall not fast as ye do this day, to make your voice to be heard on high.

World English Bible

Behold, you fast for strife and contention, and to strike with the fist of wickedness: you don't fast this day so as to make your voice to be heard on high.

Youngs Literal Translation

Lo, for strife and debate ye fast, And to smite with the fist of wickedness, Ye fast not as to -day, To sound in the high place your voice.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
Behold, ye fast
צוּם 
Tsuwm 
fast, at all
Usage: 21

רב ריב 
Riyb 
Usage: 60

and debate
מצּה 
Matstsah 
Usage: 3

and to smite
נכה 
Nakah 
Usage: 501

with the fist
אגרף 
'egroph 
Usage: 2

רשׁע 
Resha` 
Usage: 30

ye shall not fast
צוּם 
Tsuwm 
fast, at all
Usage: 21

as ye do this day
יום 
Yowm 
Usage: 2293

קל קול 
Qowl 
Usage: 506

References

Easton

Fausets

Context Readings

True Fasts And Sabbaths

3 "Why have we fasted,' they ask, "but you do not see? "Why have we humbled ourselves,' they ask, "but you take no notice?'" "Look! On your fast day you serve your own interest and oppress all your workers. 4 "Look! You fast only for quarreling, and for fighting, and for hitting with wicked fists. You cannot fast as you do today and have your voice heard on high. 5 "Is this the kind of fast that I have chosen, merely a day for a person to humble himself? Is it merely for bowing down one's head like a bulrush, for lying on sackcloth and ashes? Is this what you call a fast, an acceptable day to the LORD?


Cross References

1 Kings 21:9-13

In the memos, she wrote the following directives: "Proclaim a public fast and seat Naboth in the front row.

Joel 2:13-14

Tear your hearts, not your garments; and turn back to the LORD your God. For he is gracious and compassionate, slow to become angry, overflowing in gracious love, and grieves about this evil.

Proverbs 21:27

What the wicked person sacrifices is detestable how much more when he offers it with vile motives!

Isaiah 59:2

Instead, your iniquities have been barriers between you and your God, and your sins have concealed his face from you so that he won't listen.

Isaiah 59:6

Their cobwebs cannot become clothing, they cannot cover themselves with what they make. Their deeds are deeds of iniquity, and acts of violence fill their hands.

Jonah 3:7

Then he had this proclamation published throughout Nineveh: "By decree of the king and his nobles:

Matthew 6:16-18

"Whenever you fast, don't be gloomy like the hypocrites, because they put on sad faces to show others they are fasting. I tell all of you with certainty, they have their full reward!

Matthew 23:13

"How terrible it will be for you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You shut the door to the kingdom from heaven in people's faces. You don't go in yourselves, and you don't allow those who are trying to enter to go in.

Luke 20:47

They devour widows' houses and say long prayers to cover it up. They will receive greater condemnation!"

John 18:28

Then Jesus was led from Caiaphas to the governor's headquarters early in the morning. The Jews did not go into the headquarters, to avoid becoming unclean and unable to eat the Passover meal.

Acts 23:1-2

Paul looked straight at the Council and said, "Brothers, with a clear conscience I have done my duty before God up to this very day."

Philippians 1:14-15

Moreover, because of my imprisonment the Lord has caused most of the brothers to become confident to speak God's word more boldly and courageously than ever before.

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