1The Spirit of the Lord Jehovah is upon me;
Because Jehovah hath anointed me to publish glad tidings unto the afflicted;
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 bound.
2To proclain the acceptable year of Jehovah,
And the day of vengeance of our God:
To comfort all that mourn;
3To appoint unto the mourners of Zion,
Yea, to give unto them ornament instead of ashes,
The oil of gladness instead of sorrow,
The garment of praise instead of a desponding spirit;
That they might be called: The Trees of Righteousness,
The Plantation of Jehovah, that He might be glorified.
4And they shall build up the old ruins,
They shall raise up the former desolations;
And shall repair the cities laid waste,
The desolations of many generations.
5And strangers shall stand up and feed your flocks;
And the sons of the alien shall be your husbandmen and vine-dressers.
6But ye shall be named, The Priests of Jehovah;
Men shall call you, The Ministers of our God:
Ye shall eat the riches of the nations,
And in their glory shall ye make your boast.
7Instead of your shame, ye shall have double;
And instead of reproach, they shall rejoice in their portion;
For in their land a double share shall they inherit:
Everlasting joy shall be unto them.
8For I Jehovah love jugment;
I hate rapine and iniquity;
And I will give them the reward of their work with faithfulness;
And I will make an everlasting covenant with them.
9And their seed shall be known among the nations,
And their offspring in the midst of the people:
All that see them shall acknowledge them,
That they are a seed which Jehovah hath blessed.
10I will greatly rejoice in Jehovah,
My soul shall be joyful in my God;
For he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation;
He hath covered me with the mantle of righteousness,
As a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments,
And as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.
11For as the earth bringeth forth her bud;
And as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth:
So shall the Lord Jehovah cause righteousness and praise to spring forth,
In the presence of all the nations.