say(A) to those with fearful hearts,(B)
    “Be strong, do not fear;(C)
your God will come,(D)
    he will come with vengeance;(E)
with divine retribution
    he will come to save(F) you.”

Then will the eyes of the blind be opened(G)
    and the ears of the deaf(H) unstopped.
Then will the lame(I) leap like a deer,(J)
    and the mute tongue(K) shout for joy.(L)
Water will gush forth in the wilderness
    and streams(M) in the desert.

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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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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 61:1 Hebrew; Septuagint the blind
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31 The people were amazed when they saw the mute speaking, the crippled made well, the lame walking and the blind seeing. And they praised the God of Israel.(A)

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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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19     to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”[a](A)

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  1. Luke 4:19 Isaiah 61:1,2 (see Septuagint); Isaiah 58:6
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