Isaiah 58:9
New International Version
Then you will call, and the LORD will answer; you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I. “If you do away with the yoke of oppression, with the pointing finger and malicious talk,

New Living Translation
Then when you call, the LORD will answer. ‘Yes, I am here,’ he will quickly reply. “Remove the heavy yoke of oppression. Stop pointing your finger and spreading vicious rumors!

English Standard Version
Then you shall call, and the LORD will answer; you shall cry, and he will say, ‘Here I am.’ If you take away the yoke from your midst, the pointing of the finger, and speaking wickedness,

Berean Study Bible
Then you will call, and the LORD will answer; you will cry out, and He will say, ‘Here I am.’ If you remove the yoke from your midst, the pointing of the finger and malicious talk,

King James Bible
Then shalt thou call, and the LORD shall answer; thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I am. If thou take away from the midst of thee the yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and speaking vanity;

New King James Version
Then you shall call, and the LORD will answer; You shall cry, and He will say, ‘Here I am.’ “If you take away the yoke from your midst, The pointing of the finger, and speaking wickedness,

New American Standard Bible
“Then you will call, and the LORD will answer; You will cry for help, and He will say, ‘Here I am.’ If you remove the yoke from your midst, The pointing of the finger and speaking wickedness,

NASB 1995
“Then you will call, and the LORD will answer; You will cry, and He will say, ‘Here I am.’ If you remove the yoke from your midst, The pointing of the finger and speaking wickedness,

NASB 1977
“Then you will call, and the LORD will answer; You will cry, and He will say, ‘Here I am.’ If you remove the yoke from your midst, The pointing of the finger, and speaking wickedness,

Amplified Bible
“Then you will call, and the LORD will answer; You will cry for help, and He will say, ‘Here I am.’ If you take away from your midst the yoke [of oppression], The finger pointed in scorn [toward the oppressed or the godly], and [every form of] wicked (sinful, unjust) speech,

Christian Standard Bible
At that time, when you call, the LORD will answer; when you cry out, he will say, ‘Here I am.’ If you get rid of the yoke among you, the finger-pointing and malicious speaking,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
At that time, when you call, the LORD will answer; when you cry out, He will say, ‘Here I am.’ If you get rid of the yoke among you, the finger-pointing and malicious speaking,

American Standard Version
Then shalt thou call, and Jehovah will answer; thou shalt cry, and he will say, Here I am. If thou take away from the midst of thee the yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and speaking wickedly;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Then you shall call and LORD JEHOVAH shall answer you, and you shall bellow and he shall say: “Here I am.” If you remove deceit from within you and you will free the oppressed and you will put him who speaks lies far away

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Then shalt thou cry, and God shall hearken to thee; while thou art yet speaking he will say, Behold, I am here. If thou remove from thee the band, and the stretching forth of the hands, and murmuring speech;

Contemporary English Version
When you beg the LORD for help, he will answer, "Here I am!" Don't mistreat others or falsely accuse them or say something cruel.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then shalt thou call, and the Lord shall hear: thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I am. If thou wilt take away the chain out of the midst of thee, and cease to stretch out the finger, and to speak that which profiteth not.

English Revised Version
Then shalt thou call, and the LORD shall answer; thou shalt cry, and he shall say, Here I am. If thou take away from the midst of thee the yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and speaking wickedly;

Good News Translation
When you pray, I will answer you. When you call to me, I will respond. "If you put an end to oppression, to every gesture of contempt, and to every evil word;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then you will call, and the LORD will answer. You will cry for help, and he will say, "Here I am!" Get rid of that yoke. Don't point your finger and say wicked things.

International Standard Version
Then you'll call, and the LORD will answer; you'll cry for help, and he'll respond, 'Here I am.' "If you do away with the yoke among you, and pointing fingers and malicious talk;

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then shalt thou call, and the LORD will answer; Thou shalt cry, and He will say: 'Here I am.' If thou take away from the midst of thee the yoke, The putting forth of the finger, and speaking wickedness;

Literal Standard Version
Then you call, and YHWH answers, You cry, and He says, Behold Me. If you turn aside the yoke from your midst, The sending forth of the finger, And the speaking of vanity,

NET Bible
Then you will call out, and the LORD will respond; you will cry out, and he will reply, 'Here I am.' You must remove the burdensome yoke from among you and stop pointing fingers and speaking sinfully.

New Heart English Bible
Then you shall call, and the LORD will answer; you shall cry, and he will say, 'Here I am.' "If you take away from the midst of you the yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and speaking wickedly;

World English Bible
Then you shall call, and Yahweh will answer; you shall cry, and he will say, 'Here I am.' "If you take away from the midst of you the yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and speaking wickedly;

Young's Literal Translation
Then thou callest, and Jehovah answereth, Thou criest, and He saith, 'Behold Me.' If thou turn aside from thy midst the yoke, The sending forth of the finger, And the speaking of vanity,

Additional Translations ...
Context
True Fasts and Sabbaths
8Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will come quickly. Your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the LORD will be your rear guard. 9Then you will call, and the LORD will answer; you will cry out, and He will say, ‘Here I am.’ If you remove the yoke from your midst, the pointing of the finger and malicious talk, 10and if you give yourself to the hungry and satisfy the afflicted soul, then your light will go forth in the darkness, and your night will be like noonday.…

Cross References
Job 22:27
You will pray to Him, and He will hear you, and you will fulfill your vows.

Psalm 12:2
They lie to one another; they speak with flattering lips and a double heart.

Psalm 20:6
Now I know that the LORD saves His anointed; He answers him from His holy heaven with the saving power of His right hand.

Psalm 50:15
Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor Me."

Proverbs 6:13
winking his eyes, speaking with his feet, and pointing with his fingers.

Isaiah 30:19
O people in Zion who dwell in Jerusalem, you will weep no more. He will surely be gracious when you cry for help; when He hears, He will answer you.

Isaiah 55:6
Seek the LORD while He may be found; call on Him while He is near.


Treasury of Scripture

Then shall you call, and the LORD shall answer; you shall cry, and he shall say, Here I am. If you take away from the middle of you the yoke, the putting forth of the finger, and speaking vanity;

shalt thou

Isaiah 1:15
And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood.

Isaiah 30:19
For the people shall dwell in Zion at Jerusalem: thou shalt weep no more: he will be very gracious unto thee at the voice of thy cry; when he shall hear it, he will answer thee.

Isaiah 65:24
And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear.

here

Genesis 27:18
And he came unto his father, and said, My father: and he said, Here am I; who art thou, my son?

1 Samuel 3:4-8
That the LORD called Samuel: and he answered, Here am I…

the yoke

Isaiah 58:6
Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that ye break every yoke?

the putting

Isaiah 57:4
Against whom do ye sport yourselves? against whom make ye a wide mouth, and draw out the tongue? are ye not children of transgression, a seed of falsehood,

Proverbs 6:13
He winketh with his eyes, he speaketh with his feet, he teacheth with his fingers;

speaking

Isaiah 59:3,4
For your hands are defiled with blood, and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue hath muttered perverseness…

Psalm 12:2
They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.

Ezekiel 13:8
Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because ye have spoken vanity, and seen lies, therefore, behold, I am against you, saith the Lord GOD.









(9) Then shalt thou call.--The words point to the secret of the prayer which is answered in contrast to the formal worship that found no acceptance (Isaiah 58:2; Isaiah 58:4).

The putting forth of the finger.--The gesture (Cheyne compares the "infamis digitus" of Persius ii. 33) has in well-nigh all nations been a natural symbol of scorn. It is in action what the words "Raca" and "Thou fool" are in the language of Matthew 5:22.

Verse 9. - If thou take away from the midst of thee the yoke (comp. ver. 6). The putting forth of the finger. The pointing of the finger at any one in scorn. And speaking vanity; rather, speaking evil, or plotting evil, against others.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Then
אָ֤ז (’āz)
Adverb
Strong's 227: At that time, place, therefore

you will call,
תִּקְרָא֙ (tiq·rā)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 7121: To call, proclaim, read

and the LORD
וַיהוָ֣ה (Yah·weh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

will answer;
יַעֲנֶ֔ה (ya·‘ă·neh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6030: To answer, respond

you will cry out,
תְּשַׁוַּ֖ע (tə·šaw·wa‘)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 7768: To be free, to halloo

and He will say,
וְיֹאמַ֣ר (wə·yō·mar)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

‘Here I am.’
הִנֵּ֑נִי (hin·nê·nî)
Interjection | first person common singular
Strong's 2005: Lo! behold!

If
אִם־ (’im-)
Conjunction
Strong's 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

you remove
תָּסִ֤יר (tā·sîr)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 5493: To turn aside

the yoke
מוֹטָ֔ה (mō·w·ṭāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 4133: A pole, an ox-bow, a yoke

from your midst,
מִתּֽוֹכְךָ֙ (mit·tō·wḵ·ḵā)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 8432: A bisection, the centre

the pointing
שְׁלַ֥ח (šə·laḥ)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 7971: To send away, for, out

of the finger
אֶצְבַּ֖ע (’eṣ·ba‘)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 676: Something to sieze with, a finger, a toe

and malicious
אָֽוֶן׃ (’ā·wen)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 205: Strictly nothingness, trouble, vanity, wickedness, an idol

talk,
וְדַבֶּר־ (wə·ḏab·ber-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct
Strong's 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue


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