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Isaiah 61 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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The Year of the Lord’s Favor

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 61:1 - The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me,
because the LORD has anointed me
to bring good news to the poor;[fn]
he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim liberty to the captives,
and the opening of the prison to those who are bound;[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 61:2 - to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor,
and the day of vengeance of our God;
to comfort all who mourn;

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 61:3 - to grant to those who mourn in Zion—
to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes,
the oil of gladness instead of mourning,
the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit;
that they may be called oaks of righteousness,
the planting of the LORD, that he may be glorified.[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 61:4 - They shall build up the ancient ruins;
they shall raise up the former devastations;
they shall repair the ruined cities,
the devastations of many generations.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 61:5 - Strangers shall stand and tend your flocks;
foreigners shall be your plowmen and vinedressers;

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 61:6 - but you shall be called the priests of the LORD;
they shall speak of you as the ministers of our God;
you shall eat the wealth of the nations,
and in their glory you shall boast.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 61:7 - Instead of your shame there shall be a double portion;
instead of dishonor they shall rejoice in their lot;
therefore in their land they shall possess a double portion;
they shall have everlasting joy.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 61:8 - For I the LORD love justice;
I hate robbery and wrong;[fn]
I will faithfully give them their recompense,
and I will make an everlasting covenant with them.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 61:9 - Their offspring shall be known among the nations,
and their descendants in the midst of the peoples;
all who see them shall acknowledge them,
that they are an offspring the LORD has blessed.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 61:10 - I will greatly rejoice in the LORD;
my soul shall exult in my God,
for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation;
he has covered me with the robe of righteousness,
as a bridegroom decks himself like a priest with a beautiful headdress,
and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 61:11 - For as the earth brings forth its sprouts,
and as a garden causes what is sown in it to sprout up,
so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise
to sprout up before all the nations.
ESV Footnotes
Or afflicted
Or the opening [of the eyes] to those who are blind; Septuagint and recovery of sight to the blind
Or that he may display his beauty
Or robbery with a burnt offering
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