61:1 The Spirit of the Lord GOD [is] upon me; because the LORD
hath anointed me to publish good tidings to the meek; he hath
sent me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to
the captives, and the opening of the prison to [them that are]
61:2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of
vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;
61:3 To appoint to them that mourn in Zion, to give to them
beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of
praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they may be called
trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he may
61:4 And they shall build the old wastes, they shall raise up
the former desolations, and they shall repair the waste cities,
the desolations of many generations.
61:5 And strangers shall stand and feed your flocks, and the
sons of the alien [shall be] your plowmen and your
61:6 But ye shall be named the Priests of the LORD: [men] shall
call you the Ministers of our God: ye shall eat the riches of
the Gentiles, and in their glory shall ye boast yourselves.
61:7 For your shame [ye shall have] double; and [for] confusion
they shall rejoice in their portion: therefore in their land
they shall possess the double: everlasting joy shall be to
61:8 For I the LORD love judgment, I hate robbery for
burnt-offering; and I will direct their work in truth, and I
will make an everlasting covenant with them.
61:9 And their seed shall be known among the Gentiles, and their
offspring among the people: all that see them shall acknowledge
them, that they [are] the seed [which] the LORD hath blessed.
61:10 I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be
joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of
salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness,
as a bridegroom decketh [himself] with ornaments, and as a
bride adorneth [herself] with her jewels.
61:11 For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden
causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the
Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth
before all the nations.