Isaiah 58:4
Good News Translation
Your fasting makes you violent, and you quarrel and fight. Do you think this kind of fasting will make me listen to your prayers?

Contemporary English Version
You even get angry and ready to fight. No wonder God won't listen to your prayers!

Douay-Rheims Bible
Behold you fast for debates and strife, and strike with the fist wickedly. Do not fast as you have done until this day, to make your cry to be heard on high.

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Behold you fast for debates and strife, and strike with the fist wickedly. Do not fast as you have done until this day, to make your cry to be heard on high.

ye fast

1 Kings 21:9-13 And this was the tenor of the letters: Proclaim a fast, and make Naboth sit among the chief of the people; . . .

Proverbs 21:27 The sacrifices of the wicked are abominable, because they are offered of wickedness.

Matthew 6:16 And when you fast, be not as the hypocrites, sad. For they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Amen I say to you, they have received their reward.

Matthew 23:14 Woe to you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you devour the houses of widows, praying long prayers. For this you shall receive the greater judgment.

Luke 20:47 Who devour the houses of widows, feigning long prayer. These shall receive greater damnation.

John 18:28 Then they led Jesus from Caiphas to the governor's hall. And it was morning: and they went not into the hall, that they might not be defiled, but that they might eat the pasch.

and to smite

Acts 23:1,2 And Paul, looking upon the council, said: Men, brethren, I have conversed with all good conscience before God until this present day. . . .

Philippians 1:14,15 And many of the brethren in the Lord, growing confident by my bands, are much more bold to speak the word of God without fear. . . .

shall not fast as ye do this day.

Joel 2:13,14 And rend your hearts, and not your garments and turn to the Lord your God: for he is gracious and merciful, patient and rich in mercy, and ready to repent of the evil. . . .

Jonah 3:7 And the word came to the king of Ninive: and he rose up out of his throne, and cast away his robe from him, and was clothed in sackcloth, and sat in ashes.

Matthew 6:16-18 And when you fast, be not as the hypocrites, sad. For they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Amen I say to you, they have received their reward. . . .

Context
True Fasts and Sabbaths
3Why have we fasted, and thou hast not regarded: have we humbled our souls, and thou hast not taken notice? Behold in the day of your fast your own will is found, and you exact of all your debtors. 4Behold you fast for debates and strife, and strike with the fist wickedly. Do not fast as you have done until this day, to make your cry to be heard on high.5Is this such a fast as I have chosen: for a man to afflict his soul for a day? is this it, to wind his head about like a circle, and to spread sackcloth and ashes? wilt thou call this a fast, and a day acceptable to the Lord?…
Cross References
1 Kings 21:12
They proclaimed a fast, and made Naboth sit among the chief of the people.

Isaiah 1:15
And when you stretch forth your hands, I will turn away my eyes from you: and when you multiply prayer, I will not hear: for your hands are full of blood.

Isaiah 3:14
The Lord will enter into judgment with the ancients of his people, and its princes: for you have devoured the vineyard, and the spoil of the poor is in your house.

Isaiah 3:15
Why do you consume my people, and grind the faces of the poor? saith the Lord the God of hosts.

Isaiah 59:2
But your iniquities have divided between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you that he should not hear.

Isaiah 59:6
Their webs shall not be for clothing, neither shall they cover themselves with their works: their works are unprofitable works, and the work of iniquity is in their hands.

Joel 2:12
Now, therefore, saith the Lord. Be converted to me with all your heart, in fasting, and in weeping, and mourning.

Additional Translations
You fast with contention and strife to strike viciously with your fist. You cannot fast as you do today and have your voice be heard on high.Behold, you fast for strife and debate, and to smite with the fist of wickedness: you shall not fast as you do this day, to make your voice to be heard on high.

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.

If ye fast for quarrels and strifes, and smite the lowly with your fists, wherefore do ye fast to me as ye do this day, so that your voice may be heard in crying?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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