The Spirit1 of the Sovereign LORD 2 is on me, because the LORD has anointed3 me to preach good news4 to the poor.5 He has sent me to bind up6 the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom7 for the captives8 and release from darkness for the prisoners,a
and provide for those who grieve in Zion-- to bestow on them a crown13 of beauty instead of ashes,14 the oil15 of gladness instead of mourning,16 and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting17 of the LORD for the display of his splendor.18
Instead of their shame23 my people will receive a double24 portion, and instead of disgrace they will rejoice in their inheritance; and so they will inherit25 a double portion in their land, and everlasting joy26 will be theirs.
I delight greatly in the LORD; my soul rejoices31 in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of righteousness,32 as a bridegroom adorns his head33 like a priest, and as a bride34 adorns herself with her jewels.