GOD’S WORD Translation

Isaiah 61:1–3

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The Lord Will Anoint His Servant With His Spirit

The Spirit of the Almighty Lord is with me

because the Lord has anointed me

to deliver good news to humble people.

He has sent me

to heal those who are brokenhearted,

to announce that captives will be set free

and prisoners will be released.

He has sent me

to announce the year of the Lord’s good will

and the day of our God’s vengeance,

to comfort all those who grieve.

He has sent me

to provide for all those who grieve in Zion,

to give them crowns instead of ashes,

the oil of joy instead of tears of grief,

and clothes of praise instead of a spirit of weakness.

They will be called Oaks of Righteousness,

the Plantings of the Lord,

so that he might display his glory.

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