|61||Revised Standard Version||Passage|
|1||The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, |
because the LORD has anointed me
to bring good tidings to the afflicted Or: poor;
he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim liberty to the captives,
and the opening of the prison Or: the opening of the eyesto those who are bound;
|Good news of deliverance. Is.61.1-62.12|
|2||to proclaim the year of the LORD's favor, |
and the day of vengeance of our God;
to comfort all who mourn;
|3||to grant to those who mourn in Zion - |
to give them a garland instead of ashes,
the oil of gladness instead of mourning,
the mantle of praise instead of a faint spirit;
that they may be called oaks of righteousness,
the planting of the LORD, that he may be glorified.
|4||They shall build up the ancient ruins, |
they shall raise up the former devastations;
they shall repair the ruined cities,
the devastations of many generations.
|5||Aliens shall stand and feed your flocks, |
foreigners shall be your plowmen and vinedressers;
|6||but you shall be called the priests of the LORD, |
men shall speak of you as the ministers of our God;
you shall eat the wealth of the nations,
and in their riches you shall glory.
|7||Instead of your shame you shall have a double portion, |
instead of dishonor you Heb: they shall rejoice in your Heb: their lot;
therefore in your Heb: their land you Heb: they shall possess a double portion;
yours shall be everlasting joy.
|8||For I the LORD love justice, |
I hate robbery and wrong; Or: robbery with a burnt offering
I will faithfully give them their recompense,
and I will make an everlasting covenant with them.
|9||Their descendants shall be known among the nations, |
and their offspring in the midst of the peoples;
all who see them shall acknowledge them,
that they are a people whom the LORD has blessed.
|10||I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, |
my soul shall exult in my God;
for he has clothed me with the garments of salvation,
he has covered me with the robe of righteousness,
as a bridegroom decks himself with a garland,
and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
|11||For as the earth brings forth its shoots, |
and as a garden causes what is sown in it to spring up,
so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise
to spring forth before all the nations.
|1||For Zion's sake I will not keep silent, |
and for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest,
until her vindication goes forth as brightness,
and her salvation as a burning torch.
|2||The nations shall see your vindication, |
and all the kings your glory;
and you shall be called by a new name
which the mouth of the LORD will give.
|3||You shall be a crown of beauty in the hand of the LORD, |
and a royal diadem in the hand of your God.
|4||You shall no more be termed Forsaken Heb: Azubah, |
and your land shall no more be termed Desolate Heb: Shemamah;
but you shall be called My delight is in her Heb: Hephzibah,
and your land Married Heb: Beulah;
for the LORD delights in you,
and your land shall be married.
|5||For as a young man marries a virgin, |
so shall your sons marry you,
and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride,
so shall your God rejoice over you.
|6||Upon your walls, O Jerusalem, |
I have set watchmen;
all the day and all the night
they shall never be silent.
You who put the LORD in remembrance,
take no rest,
|7||and give him no rest |
until he establishes Jerusalem
and makes it a praise in the earth.
|8||The LORD has sworn by his right hand |
and by his mighty arm:
"I will not again give your grain
to be food for your enemies,
and foreigners shall not drink your wine
for which you have labored;
|9||but those who garner it shall eat it |
and praise the LORD,
and those who gather it shall drink it
in the courts of my sanctuary."
|10||Go through, go through the gates, |
prepare the way for the people;
build up, build up the highway,
clear it of stones,
lift up an ensign over the peoples.
|11||Behold, the LORD has proclaimed |
to the end of the earth:
Say to the daughter of Zion,
"Behold, your salvation comes;
behold, his reward is with him,
and his recompense before him."
|12||And they shall be called The holy people, |
The redeemed of the LORD;
and you shall be called Sought out,
a city not forsaken.