The Spirit of the Lord GOD [is] upon me; because the LORD hath anointed1 me to preach good tidings15 unto the meek; he hath sent1 me to bind up2 the brokenhearted,12 3820 to proclaim2 liberty to the captives,7 and the opening of the prison to [them that are] bound;7
To proclaim2 the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort15 all that mourn;
To appoint2 unto them that mourn in Zion, to give2 unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called27 trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.99
And they shall build1 the old wastes, they shall raise up34 the former desolations,6 and they shall repair14 the waste cities, the desolations6 of many generations.
And strangers5 shall stand1 and feed1 your flocks, and the sons of the alien [shall be] your plowmen and your vinedressers.
But ye shall be named11 the Priests of the LORD: [men] shall call11 you the Ministers18 of our God: ye shall eat4 the riches of the Gentiles, and in their glory shall ye boast101 yourselves.
For your shame [ye shall have] double; and [for] confusion they shall rejoice4 in their portion: therefore in their land they shall possess4 the double: everlasting joy shall be unto them.
For I the LORD love6 judgment, I hate6 robbery for burnt offering; and I will direct1 their work in truth, and I will make4 an everlasting covenant with them.
And their seed shall be known8 among the Gentiles, and their offspring among the people: all that see6 them shall acknowledge55 them, that they [are] the seed [which] the LORD hath blessed.14
I will greatly2 rejoice4 in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful4 in my God; for he hath clothed52 me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered1 me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh17 [himself] with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth4 [herself] with her jewels.
For as the earth bringeth forth55 her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth;55 so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth55 before all the nations.