Exaltation of the Afflicted

61 The (A)Spirit of the Lord [a]God is upon me,
Because the Lord has anointed me
To (B)bring good news to the [b](C)afflicted;
He has sent me to (D)bind up the brokenhearted,
To (E)proclaim liberty to captives
And [c]freedom to prisoners;

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 61:1 Heb YHWH, usually rendered Lord
  2. Isaiah 61:1 Or humble
  3. Isaiah 61:1 Lit opening to those who are bound

To (A)grant those who mourn in Zion,
Giving them a garland instead of ashes,
The (B)oil of gladness instead of mourning,
The mantle of praise instead of a spirit of fainting.
So they will be called [a](C)oaks of righteousness,
The planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 61:3 Or terebinths

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