Isaiah 58:7
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New International Version
Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter-- when you see the naked, to clothe them, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?

New Living Translation
Share your food with the hungry, and give shelter to the homeless. Give clothes to those who need them, and do not hide from relatives who need your help.

English Standard Version
Is it not to share your bread with the hungry and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover him, and not to hide yourself from your own flesh?

New American Standard Bible
"Is it not to divide your bread with the hungry And bring the homeless poor into the house; When you see the naked, to cover him; And not to hide yourself from your own flesh?

King James Bible
Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, to bring the poor and homeless into your house, to clothe the naked when you see him, and not to ignore your own flesh and blood?

International Standard Version
Isn't it to share your bread with the hungry, and to bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover him with clothing, and not to raise yourself up from your own flesh and blood?"

NET Bible
I want you to share your food with the hungry and to provide shelter for homeless, oppressed people. When you see someone naked, clothe him! Don't turn your back on your own flesh and blood!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Share your food with the hungry, take the poor and homeless into your house, and cover them with clothes when you see [them] naked. Don't refuse to help your relatives.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Is it not to share thy bread with the hungry and that thou bring the poor that are cast out into thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou not hide thyself from thy brother?

King James 2000 Bible
Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, and that you bring the poor that are cast out to your house? when you see the naked, that you cover him; and that you hide not yourself from your own flesh?

American King James Version
Is it not to deal your bread to the hungry, and that you bring the poor that are cast out to your house? when you see the naked, that you cover him; and that you hide not yourself from your own flesh?

American Standard Version
Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Deal thy bread to the hungry, and bring the needy and the harbourless into thy house: when thou shalt see one naked, cover him, and despise not thy own flesh.

Darby Bible Translation
Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring to thy house the needy wanderers; when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh?

English Revised Version
Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh?

Webster's Bible Translation
Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou shouldst bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest the naked, that thou shouldst cover him; and that thou shouldst not hide thyself from thy own flesh?

World English Bible
Isn't it to distribute your bread to the hungry, and that you bring the poor who are cast out to your house? When you see the naked, that you cover him; and that you not hide yourself from your own flesh?

Young's Literal Translation
Is it not to deal to the hungry thy bread, And the mourning poor bring home, That thou seest the naked and cover him, And from thine own flesh hide not thyself?
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

58:3-12 A fast is a day to afflict the soul; if it does not express true sorrow for sin, and does not promote the putting away of sin, it is not a fast. These professors had shown sorrow on stated or occasioned fasts. But they indulged pride, covetousness, and malignant passions. To be liberal and merciful is more acceptable to God than mere fasting, which, without them, is vain and hypocritical. Many who seem humble in God's house, are hard at home, and harass their families. But no man's faith justifies, which does not work by love. Yet persons, families, neighbourhoods, churches, or nations, show repentance and sorrow for sin, by keeping a fast sincerely, and, from right motives, repenting, and doing good works. The heavy yoke of sin and oppression must be removed. As sin and sorrow dry the bones and weaken the strongest human constitution; so the duties of kindness and charity strengthen and refresh both body and mind. Those who do justly and love mercy, shall have the comfort, even in this world. Good works will bring the blessing of God, provided they are done from love to God and man, and wrought in the soul by the Holy Spirit.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 7. - Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry? In the early Christian Church almsgiving was connected with fasting by law (Dressel's 'Patr. Apost.,' p. 493). It was also accepted as a moral axiom that "fasting and alms were the wings of prayer." Cast out; or, homeless ἀστέγους LXX.). That thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh. Their "flesh" were not merely their near kindred, but their countrymen generally (see Nehemiah 5:5).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry?.... Or "to break" (f) it, divide it, and communicate it to them; that which is "bread", food fit to eat, wholesome and nourishing; which is thine, and not another's; which thou hast saved by fasting, and therefore should not be laid up, but given away; and that not to the rich, who need it not, but to the hungry and necessitous: and this may be understood of spiritual bread, of imparting the Gospel to such who are hungering and thirsting after righteousness, which to do is an acceptable service to God; and not to bind and oppress men's consciences with burdensome rites and ceremonies of men's own devising. These are husks, and not bread.

And that thou bring the poor that are cast out to thy house; poor ministers, cast out of the church, cast out of their livings, cast out of their houses, cast out of the land; and other Christian exiles for conscience sake; poor travellers and wanderers, as the Targum, obliged to flee from persecution into foreign countries, and wander about from place to place, having no certain dwelling place; these take into your house, and give them lodging: so some have entertained angels unawares, as Abraham and Lot, as indeed the faithful ministers of Christ are: or,

the poor rebels (g); for the word has this signification; such who have been accused and attainted as rebels; who have been charged with being rebels to church and state, though the quiet in the land, and so have been forced to flee and hide themselves; do not be afraid to receive them into your houses, though under such an imputation:

when thou seest the naked, that thou cover him; the naked Christian especially; not entirely so, but one that is thinly clothed, whose clothes are scarce anything but rags, not sufficient to keep him warm, or preserve him from the inclemencies of the weather; put a better garment upon him, to cover him with:

and that thou hide not thyself from thine own flesh; meaning not only those "near akin" (h), though more especially them; but such as are in the same neighbourhood, of the same country; and indeed all men are of one blood, and so are the same flesh; and from persons in distress, and especially such as are of the household of faith, of the same religion, that support the same Protestant cause, though differing in some lesser matters, a man should not hide himself, or turn his eyes from, or refuse to relieve them, or treat them with disdain and contempt; see Galatians 6:10.

(f) "nonne ut frangas?" Pagninus; "nonne frangere?" Montanus. (g) Heb. "rebellatos, expulsos tanquam rebelles", Piscator; "qui persecutionem patiuntur", Vitringa. (h) "a cognatis tuis", Vatablus. So R. Sol. Urbin. Ohel Moed, fol. 85. 1.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

7. deal—distribute (Job 31:16-21).

cast out—rather, reduced [Horsley].

naked … cover him—(Mt 25:36).

hide … thyself—means to be strange towards them, and not to relieve them in their poverty (Mt 15:5).

flesh—kindred (Ge 29:14). Also brethren in common descent from Adam, and brethren in Christ (Jas 2:15).

Isaiah 58:7 Additional Commentaries
Context
True Fasts and Sabbaths
6"Is this not the fast which I choose, To loosen the bonds of wickedness, To undo the bands of the yoke, And to let the oppressed go free And break every yoke? 7"Is it not to divide your bread with the hungry And bring the homeless poor into the house; When you see the naked, to cover him; And not to hide yourself from your own flesh? 8"Then your light will break out like the dawn, And your recovery will speedily spring forth; And your righteousness will go before you; The glory of the LORD will be your rear guard.…
Cross References
Matthew 25:35
For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in,

Matthew 25:36
I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.'

Luke 3:11
John answered, "Anyone who has two shirts should share with the one who has none, and anyone who has food should do the same."

Luke 10:31
A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side.

Luke 10:32
So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side.

Hebrews 13:2
Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it.

Deuteronomy 22:1
If you see your fellow Israelite's ox or sheep straying, do not ignore it but be sure to take it back to its owner.

Job 31:19
if I have seen anyone perishing for lack of clothing, or the needy without garments,

Job 31:20
and their hearts did not bless me for warming them with the fleece from my sheep,

Proverbs 24:11
Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter.

Isaiah 16:3
"Make up your mind," Moab says. "Render a decision. Make your shadow like night-- at high noon. Hide the fugitives, do not betray the refugees.

Isaiah 16:4
Let the Moabite fugitives stay with you; be their shelter from the destroyer." The oppressor will come to an end, and destruction will cease; the aggressor will vanish from the land.

Isaiah 58:10
and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday.

Jeremiah 22:3
This is what the LORD says: Do what is just and right. Rescue from the hand of the oppressor the one who has been robbed. Do no wrong or violence to the foreigner, the fatherless or the widow, and do not shed innocent blood in this place.

Ezekiel 18:7
He does not oppress anyone, but returns what he took in pledge for a loan. He does not commit robbery but gives his food to the hungry and provides clothing for the naked.

Ezekiel 18:16
He does not oppress anyone or require a pledge for a loan. He does not commit robbery but gives his food to the hungry and provides clothing for the naked.

Daniel 4:27
Therefore, Your Majesty, be pleased to accept my advice: Renounce your sins by doing what is right, and your wickedness by being kind to the oppressed. It may be that then your prosperity will continue."
Treasury of Scripture

Is it not to deal your bread to the hungry, and that you bring the poor that are cast out to your house? when you see the naked, that you cover him; and that you hide not yourself from your own flesh?

to deal

Isaiah 58:10 And if you draw out your soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted …

Job 22:7 You have not given water to the weary to drink, and you have withheld …

Job 31:18-21 (For from my youth he was brought up with me, as with a father, and …

Psalm 112:9 He has dispersed, he has given to the poor; his righteousness endures …

Proverbs 22:9 He that has a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he gives of his …

Proverbs 25:21 If your enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, …

Proverbs 28:27 He that gives to the poor shall not lack: but he that hides his eyes …

Ecclesiastes 11:1,2 Cast your bread on the waters: for you shall find it after many days…

Ezekiel 18:7,16 And has not oppressed any, but has restored to the debtor his pledge, …

Daniel 4:27 Why, O king, let my counsel be acceptable to you, and break off your …

Matthew 25:35-40 For I was an hungered, and you gave me meat: I was thirsty, and you …

Luke 11:41 But rather give alms of such things as you have; and, behold, all …

Luke 19:8 And Zacchaeus stood, and said to the Lord: Behold, Lord, the half …

Romans 12:20,21 Therefore if your enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him …

2 Corinthians 9:6-10 But this I say, He which sows sparingly shall reap also sparingly; …

1 Timothy 5:10 Well reported of for good works; if she have brought up children, …

Philemon 1:7 For we have great joy and consolation in your love, because the bowels …

James 2:15,16 If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food…

1 John 3:17,18 But whoever has this world's good, and sees his brother have need, …

bring

Isaiah 16:3,4 Take counsel, execute judgment; make your shadow as the night in …

Genesis 18:2-5 And he lift up his eyes and looked, and, see, three men stood by …

Genesis 19:2 And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your …

Judges 19:20,21 And the old man said, Peace be with you; howsoever let all your wants …

Acts 16:15,34 And when she was baptized, and her household, she sought us, saying, …

Romans 12:13 Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.

Hebrews 13:2,3 Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained …

cast out. or, afflicted. the naked

2 Chronicles 28:15 And the men which were expressed by name rose up, and took the captives, …

Job 31:19,20 If I have seen any perish for want of clothing, or any poor without covering…

Ezekiel 18:7 And has not oppressed any, but has restored to the debtor his pledge, …

Matthew 25:35-45 For I was an hungered, and you gave me meat: I was thirsty, and you …

Luke 3:11 He answers and said to them, He that has two coats, let him impart …

thine own

Genesis 19:14 And Lot went out, and spoke to his sons in law, which married his …

Judges 9:2 Speak, I pray you, in the ears of all the men of Shechem, Whether …

Nehemiah 5:5 Yet now our flesh is as the flesh of our brothers, our children as …

Luke 10:26-36 He said to him, What is written in the law? how read you…

1 John 3:17 But whoever has this world's good, and sees his brother have need, …

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