Isaiah 61

    The Good News of Deliverance

  1. "The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me,because the Lord has anointed meto bring good tidings to the afflicted; ahe has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,to proclaim liberty to the captives,and the opening of the prison b to those who are bound;"
  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."