1 The Spirit of the Lord Jehovah is upon Me; because Jehovah has anointed Me to
preach the Gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim
liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound;
2 to proclaim the acceptable year of Jehovah and the day of vengeance of our God; to
comfort all who mourn;
3 to appoint to those who mourn in Zion, to give to them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy
for mourning, the mantle of praise for the spirit of heaviness; so that they might be called
trees of righteousness, the planting of Jehovah, that He might be glorified.
4 And they shall rebuild the old wastes, they shall raise up what was formerly
desolated. And they shall repair the waste cities, that lay desolate for many generations.
5 And strangers shall stand and feed your flocks, and the sons of foreigners shall be your
plowmen and your vinedressers.
6 But you shall be named, The Priests of Jehovah; and they shall call you, Ministers of
our God. You shall eat the riches of the nations, and you shall revel in their glory.
7 Instead of your shame you shall have double; and instead of reproach they shall rejoice
in their portion. Therefore in their own land they shall possess double; everlasting joy
shall be theirs.
8 For I, Jehovah, love justice; I hate stolen things for burnt offering; and I will direct
their work in truth, and I will make an everlasting covenant with them.
9 And their seed shall be known among the nations, and their offspring among the
people; all who see them shall acknowledge them, that they are the seed Jehovah has
10 I will greatly rejoice in Jehovah, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for He has
clothed me with the garment of salvation, He has covered me with the robe of
righteousness like a bridegroom adorns himself with ornaments, and like a bride adorns
herself with her jewels.
11 For as the earth brings forth its bud, and as the garden causes that which is sown to
grow; so the Lord Jehovah will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all