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Isaiah 61

61
LXI
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.

Isaiah 61

61
The Year of Yahweh’s Favor
1The Spirit of the Lord Yahweh is upon me,
because Yahweh has anointed me,
he has sent me to bring good news to the oppressed,
to bind up the brokenhearted,#Literally “those broken of heart”
to proclaim#Literally “call” release to the captives
and liberation to those who are bound,
2to proclaim#Literally “call” the year of Yahweh’s favor,
and our God’s day of vengeance,
to comfort all those in mourning,
3to give#Literally “place” for those in mourning in Zion,
to give them a head wrap instead of ashes,
the oil of joy instead of mourning,
a garment of praise instead of a faint spirit.
And they will be called#Literally “it will be called to them” oaks of righteousness,
the planting of Yahweh, to show his glory.
4And they shall build the ancient ruins,
they shall erect the former deserted places.
And they shall restore the devastated cities,#Literally “cities of devastation”
the deserted places of many generations.#Literally “generation and generation”
5And strangers shall stand and feed your flocks,#Hebrew “flock”
and foreigners#Literally “sons of a foreign country” shall be your farmers and vinedressers.
6But#Or “And” you shall be called the priests of Yahweh,
you will be called#Literally “it shall be said of you” servers of our God.
You shall eat the wealth of the nations,
and you shall boast in their riches.
7Instead of your shame, a double portion,
and instead of insult, they will rejoice over their portion.
Therefore they will take a double portion in their land;
they shall possess everlasting joy.#Literally “possession of joy everlasting shall be for them”
8For I, Yahweh, love justice,
hate robbery and#Or “in” injustice,
and I will faithfully#Literally “in the faithfulness” give their reward,
and I will make#Literally “cut” an everlasting covenant with#Literally “to” them.
9And their descendants#Hebrew “descendant” will be known among the nations,
and their offspring in the midst of the peoples.
All those who see them shall recognize them,
that they are descendants#Hebrew “descendant” whom Yahweh has blessed.
10I will rejoice greatly in Yahweh;
my being shall shout in exultation in my God.
For he has clothed me with garments of salvation,
he has covered me with the robe of righteousness,
as a bridegroom adorns himself with a head wrap like a priest,
and as a bride adorns herself with her jewelry.
11For as the earth produces#Literally “brings out” its sprout,
and as a garden makes its plants sprout,
so the Lord Yahweh will make righteousness sprout,
and praise before all the nations.