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The humble He guides in justice,
And the humble He teaches His way.

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He guides(A) the humble in what is right
    and teaches them(B) his way.

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11 (A)But the meek shall inherit the earth,
And shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.

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11 But the meek will inherit the land(A)
    and enjoy peace and prosperity.(B)

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But (A)with righteousness He shall judge the poor,
And decide with equity for the meek of the earth;
He shall (B)strike the earth with the rod of His mouth,
And with the breath of His lips He shall slay the wicked.

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but with righteousness(A) he will judge the needy,(B)
    with justice(C) he will give decisions for the poor(D) of the earth.
He will strike(E) the earth with the rod of his mouth;(F)
    with the breath(G) of his lips he will slay the wicked.(H)

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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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Footnotes

  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

(A)Blessed are the meek,
For (B)they shall inherit the [a]earth.

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  1. Matthew 5:5 Or land

Blessed are the meek,
    for they will inherit the earth.(A)

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29 Take My yoke upon you (A)and learn from Me, for I am [a]gentle and (B)lowly in heart, (C)and you will find rest for your souls.

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  1. Matthew 11:29 meek

29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me,(A) for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.(B)

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