The 1Spirit of the LordaGOD is upon me, Because the LORD has anointed me To 2bring good news to the b3afflicted; He has sent me to 4bind up the brokenhearted , To 5proclaimliberty to captives And cfreedom to prisoners;
To 6proclaim the favorableyear of the LORD And the 7day of vengeance of our God; To 8comfortall who mourn,
To 9grant those who mourn in Zion, Giving them a garlandinstead of ashes, The 10oil of gladnessinstead of mourning, The mantle of praiseinstead of a spirit of fainting. So they will be calledd11oaks of righteousness, The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified.
Then they will 12rebuild the ancientruins, They will raise up the formerdevastations; And they will repair the ruinedcities, The desolations of manygenerations.
513Strangers will stand and pasture your flocks, And eforeigners will be your farmers and your vinedressers.
But you will be called the 14priests of the LORD; You will be spoken of as 15ministers of our God. You will eat the 16wealth of nations, And in their friches you will boast.
7Instead of your 17shame you will have a 18double portion, And instead of humiliation they will shout for joy over their portion. Therefore they will possess a double portion in their land, 19Everlastingjoy will be theirs.
For I, the LORD, 20lovejustice, I haterobberygin the burntoffering; And I will faithfullygive them their recompense And make an 21everlastingcovenant with them.
Then their offspring will be known among the nations, And their descendants in the midst of the peoples. All who see them will recognize them Because they are the 22offspring whom the LORD has blessed.
I will 23rejoicegreatly in the LORD, My soul will exult in 24my God; For He has 25clothed me with garments of salvation, He has wrapped me with a robe of righteousness, As a bridegroomdecks himself with a garland, And 26as a brideadorns herself with her jewels.
For as the 27earthbringsforth its sprouts, And as a garden causes the thingssown in it to spring up, So the LordhGOD will 28cause 29righteousness and praise To spring up beforeall the nations.