The aSpirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me bto bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim cliberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;
2 dTo proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and ethe day of vengeance of our God; fto comfort all that mourn;
3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, ito give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, hthe planting of the LORD, gthat he might be glorified.
4 And they shall jbuild the old wastes, they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the waste cities, the desolations of many generations. 5 And kstrangers shall stand and feed your flocks, and the sons of the alien shall be your plowmen and your vinedressers. 6 But lye shall be named the Priests of the LORD: men shall call you the Ministers of our God: ye shall eat the riches of the Gentiles, and in their glory shall ye boast yourselves.
7 For myour shame ye shall have double; and for confusion they shall rejoice in their portion: therefore in their land they shall possess the double: everlasting joy shall be unto them. 8 For I the LORD love judgment, I hate robbery for burnt offering; and I will direct their work in truth, nand I will make an everlasting covenant with them. 9 And their seed shall be known among the Gentiles, and their offspring among the people: all that see them shall acknowledge them, that they are the seed which the LORD hath blessed. 10 I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, oas a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels. 11 For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord GOD will cause prighteousness and qpraise to spring forth before all the nations.