The Year of Yahweh’s Favor

1 [The] 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}, to {proclaim} release to [the] captives and liberation to those who are bound,
2 to {proclaim} [the] year of Yahweh's favor, and our God's day of vengeance, to comfort all those in mourning,
3 to {give} 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} oaks of righteousness, the planting of Yahweh, to show his glory.
4 And they shall build [the] ancient ruins, they shall erect [the] former deserted [places]. And they shall restore [the] {devastated cities}, [the] deserted [places] of {many generations}.
5 And strangers shall stand and feed your flocks, and {foreigners} [shall be] your farmers and vinedressers.
6 But you shall be called the priests of Yahweh, {you will be called} servers of our God. You shall eat [the] wealth of [the] nations, and you shall boast in their riches.
7 Instead 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}.
8 For I, Yahweh, love justice, hate robbery and injustice, and I will {faithfully} give their reward, and I will {make} an everlasting covenant {with} them.
9 And their descendants 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 [whom] Yahweh has blessed.
10 I 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.
11 For as the earth {produces} its sprout, and as a garden makes its plants sprout, so the Lord Yahweh will make righteousness sprout, and praise before all the nations.