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,

References for Isaiah 61:1

    • a 61:1 - Literally "those broken of heart"
    • b 61:1 - Literally "call"
      2 to {proclaim} [the] year of Yahweh's favor, and our God's day of vengeance, to comfort all those in mourning,

      References for Isaiah 61:2

        • c 61:2 - Literally "call"
          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.

          References for Isaiah 61:3

            • d 61:3 - Literally "place"
            • e 61:3 - Literally "it will be called to them"
              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}.

              References for Isaiah 61:4

                • f 61:4 - Literally "cities of devastation"
                • g 61:4 - Literally "generation and generation"
                  5 And strangers shall stand and feed your flocks, and {foreigners} [shall be] your farmers and vinedressers.

                  References for Isaiah 61:5

                    • h 61:5 - Hebrew "flock"
                    • i 61:5 - Literally "sons of a foreign country"
                      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.

                      References for Isaiah 61:6

                        • j 61:6 - Or "And"
                        • k 61:6 - Literally "it shall be said of you"
                          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}.

                          References for Isaiah 61:7

                            • l 61:7 - Literally "possession of joy everlasting shall be for them"
                              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.

                              References for Isaiah 61:8

                                • m 61:8 - Or "in"
                                • n 61:8 - Literally "in [the] faithfulness"
                                • o 61:8 - Literally "cut"
                                • p 61:8 - Literally "to"
                                  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.

                                  References for Isaiah 61:9

                                    • q 61:9 - Hebrew "descendant"
                                    • r 61:9 - Hebrew "descendant"
                                      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.

                                      References for Isaiah 61:11

                                        • s 61:11 - Literally "brings out"