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The Lord’s Message of Freedom

61 The Lord God has put his Spirit in me,
    because the Lord has ·appointed [anointed] me to ·tell [bring] the good news to the poor.
    He has sent me to ·comfort [bind up] those whose hearts are broken,
to tell the captives they are free,
    and to tell the prisoners they are released.
He has sent me to announce the ·time when the Lord will show his kindness [year of the Lord’s favor; C an allusion to the Year of Jubilee; Lev. 25:10; Luke 4:18–19]
    and the ·time when our God will punish evil people [L day of vengeance of our God].
He has sent me to comfort all those who ·are sad [mourn]

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