1 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.
to announce the year of the Lord’s good will
and the day of our God’s vengeance,
to comfort all those who grieve.
to provide for all those who grieve in Zion,
to give them crowns instead of ashes,
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.
enclose words that the translation team supplied because the context contains meaning that is not explicitly stated in the original language.