Exegesis Paper On Isaiah 58:6-14

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Isaiah 58:6-14 is a very powerful passage. The first bible version that I read it in was the King James Version. That version didn't really make very much sense to me because of all the "thou's" and "thee's" and "thines". So then I looked it up again in the New Revised Standard Version. It was a lot clearer when I looked it up in that bible. There are a few similarities and differences from the different versions that I read. The two that stood out the most to me was the King James Version, and the New Revised Standard Version. The differences were like night and day. Probably because they were the first two that I read, and maybe because the King James Version, like I said earlier, has a lot of the "1800's language," like "thou" …show more content…
Most of the words used in this passage are figurative "…to undo the thongs of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke?" In this passage, he is not talking about an actual yoke, but the idea of it. Then again, some other portions of this passage were literal. "…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?" In this passage, he is actually talking about helping the poor and clothing the naked, not to hide from doing what is right. A keyword that I found which was mentioned a few times in this passage was the word "yoke." After careful inspection of this word on different bible dictionaries, I found a definition that I think fits this passage: "Fitted on the neck of oxen for the purpose of binding to them the traces by which they might draw the plough, etc. Another one I found was the word "fast." This word doesn't really need an explanation, but for the sake of this assignment, I'll give it one. "It is the act or practice of abstaining from food." The passage relates to its context like any text normally would. I don't really get what it means to "relate to its context." But, I'll try to give it a shot. The major theme of this text is the meaning of true fasting. At the beginning of the chapter, it seemed that the people were trying to

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