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Isaiah

CHAPTER 61

1 The Spirit of the Lord Jehovah is upon Me, Because Jehovah has anointed Me To bring good news to the afflicted; He has sent Me to bind up the wounds of the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening of the eyes to those who are bound;

2 To proclaim the acceptable year of Jehovah And the day of vengeance of our God; To comfort all who mourn;

3 To grant to those who mourn in Zion, To give to them a headdress instead of ashes, The oil of gladness instead of mourning, The mantle of praise instead of a spirit of heaviness; That they may be called the terebinths of righteousness, The planting of Jehovah, that He may be glorified.

4 And they will rebuild the ancient ruins; They will raise up the former desolations; And they will repair the cities of waste, The desolations of generation upon generation.

5 And strangers will stand and feed your flocks, And the sons of the foreigner will be your plowmen and vinedressers.

6 But you will be called the priests of Jehovah; People will speak of you as the ministers of our God. You will eat the wealth of nations, And you will boast in their glory.

7 Instead of your shame there will be a double portion, And instead of humiliation they will give a ringing shout for their portion. Therefore in their land they will possess double; Eternal joy will be theirs.

8 For I, Jehovah, love justice; I hate robbery with wrong; And I will faithfully give them their recompense, And I will make an eternal covenant with them.

9 Then their seed will be known among the nations, And their offspring in the midst of the peoples; All who see them will acknowledge them, That they are the seed whom Jehovah has blessed.

10 I will rejoice greatly in Jehovah, My soul will exult in my God; For He has clothed me with the garments of salvation, He has wrapped me with the robe of righteousness; I am like a bridegroom who wears the headdress of the priest, And like a bride who adorns herself with her jewels.

11 For as the earth brings forth its sprout, And as the garden causes the things sown in it to spring up, So will the Lord Jehovah cause righteousness and praise To spring up before all the nations.