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61:1 The spirit of the sovereign Lord is upon me,
to help5 the brokenhearted,
to decree the release of captives,
and the freeing of prisoners,
the day when our God will seek vengeance,6
to console all who mourn,
by giving them a turban, instead of ashes,
oil symbolizing joy,7 instead of mourning,
They will be called oaks of righteousness,10
trees planted by the Lord to reveal his splendor.11
and restore the places that were desolate;12
they will reestablish the ruined cities,
the places that have been desolate since ancient times.
foreigners will work in your fields and vineyards.
servants of our God.’15
You will enjoy16 the wealth of nations
61:7 Instead of shame, you will get a double portion;19
instead of humiliation, they will rejoice over the land they receive.20
Yes,21 they will possess a double portion in their land
and experience lasting joy.
and hate robbery and sin.
I will repay them because of my faithfulness;22
I will make a permanent covenant with them.
their offspring among the peoples.
All who see them will recognize that
the Lord has blessed them.”23
I will be overjoyed because of my God.26
For he clothes me in garments of deliverance;
he puts on me a robe symbolizing vindication.27
I look like a bridegroom when he wears a turban as a priest would;
I look like a bride when she puts on her jewelry.28
and a garden yields its produce,
so the sovereign Lord will cause deliverance29 to grow,
and give his people reason to praise him in the sight of all the nations.30
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