The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, wilt thou not despise.
Though my flesh and my heart should fall; yet the rock of my heart, and my portion will be God for ever.
He that healeth the brokenhearted, and bindeth up their hurts;
For all these things hath my hand made, that all these things came into being, saith the Lord; but upon such a one will I look, upon the poor, and him who is of a contrite spirit, and who trembleth at my word.
For thus hath said the high and lofty One, who inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy, In the high and holy place do I dwell, yet also with the contrite and humble of spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite.
The Lord is nigh unto those that are brokenhearted: and he saveth those that are of a contrite spirit.
1 The Spirit of the Lord Eternal is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to announce good tidings unto the meek: he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim to captives Liberty, and to prisoners Release;
2 To proclaim a year of favor of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all mourners;
3 To grant unto the mourners of Zion,to give unto them ornament in the place of ashes, oil of gladness in the place of mourning, garments of praise in the place of a grieved spirit; that they may be called, Oaks of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he may be glorified.