1 The Spirit of the Lord Jehovah [is] on Me; because the LORD 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 preach the acceptable year of the LORD 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 the LORD, that He might be glorified.
4 And they will build the old wastes, they will raise up the ruins of former times. And they will repair the waste cities, the ruins of many generations.
5 And strangers will stand and feed your flocks, and the sons of the stranger [will be] your plowmen and your vinedressers.
6 But you will be named the priests of the LORD; it will be said of you, Ministers of our God; you will eat the riches of the nations, and you will revel in their glory.
7 For your shame [you will have] double; and for disgrace they will rejoice in their portion; therefore in their own land they will possess double; everlasting joy will be theirs.
8 For I the LORD love judgment, I hate robbery for burnt offering; and I will direct their work in truth, and I will make an everlasting covenant with them.
9 And their seed will be known among the nations, and their offspring among the peoples; all who see them will acknowledge them, that they [are] the seed the LORD has blessed.
10 I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul will be joyful in my God; for He has clothed me [with] the robes of salvation, He 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 comes out with its bud, and as the garden causes that which is sown to grow; so the Lord Jehovah will cause righteousness and praise to grow before all the nations.