Isaiah 61

1 “Spirit (Ruach) of Lord (Adonai) יהוה is upon Me, because יהוה hath anointed Me to preach good tidings unto the meek; He hath sent Me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;

2 To proclaim the acceptable year of יהוה, and the day of vengeance of our God (Elohim); to comfort all who mourn;

3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion (Tsiyon), to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of יהוה, that He might be glorified.

4 And they shall build the old wastes, they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the waste cities, the desolations of many generations.

5 And strangers shall stand and feed your flocks, and the sons of the alien shall be your plowmen and your vinedressers.

6 But you shall be named the priests (kohanim) of יהוה, men shall call you the ministers of our God (Elohim); you shall eat the riches of the nations, and in their glory shall you boast yourselves.

7 For your shame you shall have double; and for confusion they shall rejoice in their portion. Therefore in their land they shall possess the double; everlasting joy shall be unto them.

8 “For I, יהוה love justice, 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 shall be known among the nations, and their offspring among the people; all that see them shall acknowledge them, that they are the seed which יהוה hath blessed.”

10 I will greatly rejoice in יהוה, my soul shall be joyful in my God (Elohim); for He hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, He hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh Himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.

11 For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so Lord (Adonai) יהוה will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.