I want you 2 to remove the sinful chains,
to tear away the ropes of the burdensome yoke,
to set free the oppressed, 3
and to break every burdensome yoke.
and to provide shelter for homeless, oppressed people. 5
When you see someone naked, clothe him!
Don’t turn your back on your own flesh and blood! 6
your restoration will quickly arrive; 8
your godly behavior 9 will go before you,
and the Lord’s splendor will be your rear guard. 10
58:9 Then you will call out, and the Lord will respond;
you will cry out, and he will reply, ‘Here I am.’
You must 11 remove the burdensome yoke from among you
and stop pointing fingers and speaking sinfully.
[58:8] sn Light here symbolizes God’s favor and restored blessing, as the immediately following context makes clear.