The Spirit1 of the Sovereign LORD 2 is on me, because the LORD has anointed3 me to proclaim 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 joy instead of mourning,16 and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called mighty oaks, a planting17 of the LORD for the display of his splendor.18
Instead of your shame23 you will receive a double24 portion, and instead of disgrace you will rejoice in your inheritance. And so you will inherit25 a double portion in your land, and everlasting joy26 will be yours.
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 his righteousness,32 as a bridegroom adorns his head33 like a priest, and as a bride34 adorns herself with her jewels.