4 You fast [with] contention and strife
to strike viciously with [your] fist.
You cannot fast as [you do] today,
[hoping] to make your voice heard on high.
5 Will the fast I choose be like this:
A day for a person to deny himself,
to bow his head like a reed,
and to spread out sackcloth and ashes? (D)
Will you call this a fast
and a day acceptable to the LORD?
*I saw this to mean complaining, wanting everyone to know, wanting praise for fasting rather than using it as a time to consecrate yourself before the Lord. SO CONVICTING!
9 At that time, when you call, the LORD will answer; (M)
when you cry out, He will say: Here I am.
If you get rid of the yoke from those around you, [d]
the finger-pointing and malicious speaking, (N)