1The Spirit of the Lord God is on Me, #Is 11:2|NoBook| 42:1|NoBook| 48:16Lk 4:18-19
because the Lord has anointed Me
to bring good news to the poor. #Lk 7:22
He has sent Me to heal # Lit bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim liberty to the captives
and freedom to the prisoners; #Is 42:7|NoBook| 49:9
2to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor, #Is 49:8
and the day of our God’s vengeance; #Is 2:12|NoBook| 13:6|NoBook| 34:2
to comfort #Is 40:1 all who mourn,
3to provide for those who mourn in Zion;
to give them a crown of beauty instead of ashes,
festive oil instead of mourning, #Ps 45:7Heb 1:9
and splendid clothes instead of despair. # Lit a dim spirit
And they will be called righteous trees,
planted by the Lord
to glorify Him. #Is 60:21Jr 17:7-8
4They will rebuild the ancient ruins; #Is 49:8|NoBook| 58:12Ezk 36:33Am 9:14
they will restore the former devastations;
they will renew the ruined cities,
the devastations of many generations.
5Strangers will stand and feed your flocks,
and foreigners will be your plowmen and vinedressers. #Is 14:2|NoBook| 60:10
6But you will be called the Lord’s priests; #Ex 19:6Is 66:211Pt 2:5
they will speak of you as ministers of our God;
you will eat the wealth of the nations,
and you will boast in their riches.
7Because your shame was double, #Is 54:4
and they cried out, “Disgrace is their portion,”
therefore, they will possess double in their land, #Is 40:2Zch 9:12
and eternal joy will be theirs.
8For I Yahweh love justice; #Ps 11:7Is 59:15
I hate robbery and injustice; # Some Hb mss, DSS, LXX, Syr, Tg, Vg; other Hb mss read robbery with a burnt offering
I will faithfully reward them
and make an everlasting covenant #Is 24:5|NoBook| 55:3 with them.
9Their descendants will be known among the nations,
and their posterity among the peoples.
All who see them will recognize
that they are a people the Lord has blessed.
10I greatly rejoice in the Lord,
I exult in my God;
for He has clothed me with the garments of salvation
and wrapped me in a robe of righteousness, #Is 49:18|NoBook| 52:1|NoBook| 59:17
as a groom wears a turban
and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels. #Rv 21:2
11For as the earth produces its growth,
and as a garden enables what is sown to spring up,
so the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise
to spring up before all the nations. #Is 45:23-24|NoBook| 60:18