English Standard Version

Isaiah 61:1–3

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The Year of the Lord’s Favor

61 sThe Spirit of the Lord God is upon me,

because the Lord has tanointed me

to bring good news to the poor;1

he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,

to proclaim liberty to the captives,

and uthe opening of the prison to those who are bound;2

vto proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor,

wand the day of vengeance of our God;

to comfort all who mourn;

to grant to those who mourn in Zion—

xto give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes,

ythe oil of gladness instead of mourning,

the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit;

zthat they may be called oaks of righteousness,

the planting of the Lord, athat he may be glorified.3

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s

ch. 11:2; 42:1; 48:16; Cited Luke 4:18, 19

t
1

Or afflicted

u
2

Or the opening [of the eyes] to those who are blind; Septuagint and recovery of sight to the blind

v
w

ch. 34:8

x

ver. 10; [ch. 28:5]

y
z

[ch. 60:21]

a
3

Or that he may display his beauty

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