61 1The Spirit of the Lord Jehovah is upon me; because Jehovah hath
anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up
the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening
of the prison to them that are bound;
2to proclaim the year of
Jehovah's favor, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that
3to appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them a
garland for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the
spirit of heaviness; that they may be called trees of righteousness, the
planting of Jehovah, that he may be glorified.
4And they shall build the
old wastes, they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair
the waste cities, the desolations of many generations.
shall stand and feed your flocks, and foreigners shall be your plowmen and
6But ye shall be named the priests of Jehovah; men
shall call you the ministers of our God: ye shall eat the wealth of the
nations, and in their glory shall ye boast yourselves.
7Instead of your
shame ye shall have double; and instead of dishonor they shall
rejoice in their portion: therefore in their land they shall possess double;
everlasting joy shall be unto them.
8For I, Jehovah, love justice, I hate
robbery with iniquity; and I will give them their recompense in truth, and I
will make an everlasting covenant with them.
9And their seed shall be
known among the nations, and their offspring among the peoples; all that see
them shall acknowledge them, that they are the seed which Jehovah hath
10I will greatly rejoice in Jehovah, my soul shall be joyful in
my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath
covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself
with a garland, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.
the earth bringeth forth its bud, and as the garden causeth the things that
are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord Jehovah will cause righteousness
and praise to spring forth before all the nations.