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Passage Lookup: Isaiah 61

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Isaiah 61:1
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The Spirit(a) of the Sovereign Lord (b) is on me, because the Lord has anointed(c) me to proclaim good news(d) to the poor.(e) He has sent me to bind up(f) the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom(g) for the captives(h) and release from darkness for the prisoners,[a]
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Isaiah 61:2
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to proclaim the year of the Lord 's favor(i) and the day of vengeance(j) of our God, to comfort(k) all who mourn,(l)
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Isaiah 61:3
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and provide for those who grieve in Zion— to bestow on them a crown(m) of beauty instead of ashes,(n) the oil(o) of joy instead of mourning,(p) and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting(q) of the Lord for the display of his splendor.(r)
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Isaiah 61:4
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They will rebuild the ancient ruins(s) and restore the places long devastated; they will renew the ruined cities that have been devastated for generations.
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Isaiah 61:5
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Strangers(t) will shepherd your flocks; foreigners will work your fields and vineyards.
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Isaiah 61:6
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And you will be called priests(u) of the Lord , you will be named ministers of our God. You will feed on the wealth(v) of nations, and in their riches you will boast.
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Isaiah 61:7
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Instead of your shame(w) you will receive a double(x) portion, and instead of disgrace you will rejoice in your inheritance. And so you will inherit(y) a double portion in your land, and everlasting joy(z) will be yours.
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Isaiah 61:8
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"For I, the Lord , love justice;(aa) I hate robbery and wrongdoing. In my faithfulness I will reward my people and make an everlasting covenant(ab) with them.
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Isaiah 61:9
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Their descendants(ac) will be known among the nations and their offspring among the peoples. All who see them will acknowledge that they are a people the Lord has blessed."(ad)
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Isaiah 61:10
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I delight greatly in the Lord ; my soul rejoices(ae) in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness,(af) as a bridegroom adorns his head(ag) like a priest, and as a bride(ah) adorns herself with her jewels.
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Isaiah 61:11
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For as the soil makes the sprout come up and a garden(ai) causes seeds to grow, so the Sovereign Lord will make righteousness(aj) and praise spring up before all nations.
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