Yom Kippur Haftarah: Isaiah 57:14-58:14

Fasting alone is not enough.

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                     And your healing spring up quickly;

                     Your Vindicator shall march before you,

                     The Presence of the LORD shall be your rear guard.

58:9.               Then, when you call, the LORD will answer;

                     When you cry, He will say: Here I am.

                     If you banish the yoke from your midst,

                     The menacing hand, and evil speech,

58:10.           And you offer your compassion to the hungry

                     And satisfy the famished creature-

                     Then shall your light shine in darkness,

                     And your gloom shall be like noonday.

58:11.           The LORD will guide you always;

                     He will slake your thirst in parched places

                     And give strength to your bones.

                     You shall be like a watered garden,

                     Like a spring whose waters do not fail.

58:12.           Men from your midst shall rebuild ancient ruins,

                     You shall restore foundations laid long ago.

                     And you shall be called

                     "Repairer of fallen walls,

                     Restorer of lanes for habitation."

58:13.           If you refrain from trampling the sabbath,

                     From pursuing your affairs on My holy day;

                     If you call the sabbath "delight,"

                     The LORD'S holy day "honored";

                     And if you honor it and go not your ways

                     Nor look to your affairs, nor strike bargains-

58:14.           Then you can seek the favor of the LORD

                     I will set you astride the heights of the earth,

                     And let you enjoy the heritage of your father Jacob-

                     For the mouth of the LORD has spoken.

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