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The Good News of Salvation

61 “The (A)Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me,
Because the Lord (B)has anointed Me
To preach good tidings to the poor;
He has sent Me (C)to [a]heal the brokenhearted,
To proclaim (D)liberty to the captives,
And the opening of the prison to those who are bound;

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  1. Isaiah 61:1 Lit. bind up

The Year of the Lord’s Favor

61 The Spirit(A) of the Sovereign Lord(B) is on me,
    because the Lord has anointed(C) me
    to proclaim good news(D) to the poor.(E)
He has sent me to bind up(F) the brokenhearted,
    to proclaim freedom(G) for the captives(H)
    and release from darkness for the prisoners,[a]

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  1. Isaiah 61:1 Hebrew; Septuagint the blind

12 Return to the stronghold,
(A)You prisoners of hope.
Even today I declare
That I will restore (B)double to you.

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12 Return to your fortress,(A) you prisoners of hope;
    even now I announce that I will restore twice(B) as much to you.

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18 “The(A) Spirit of the Lord is upon Me,
Because He has anointed Me
To preach the gospel to the poor;
He has sent Me [a]to heal the brokenhearted,
To proclaim liberty to the captives
And recovery of sight to the blind,
To (B)set at liberty those who are [b]oppressed;

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Footnotes

  1. Luke 4:18 NU omits to heal the brokenhearted
  2. Luke 4:18 downtrodden

18 “The Spirit of the Lord is on me,(A)
    because he has anointed me
    to proclaim good news(B) to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
    and recovery of sight for the blind,
to set the oppressed free,

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