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Faith & Freedom

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(NIV84)
The Year of the Lord’s Favor
The Year of the Lord’s Favor
61 The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,
61 The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,
because the Lord has anointed me
because the Lord has anointed me
to preach good news to the poor.
to preach good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives
to proclaim freedom for the captives
and release from darkness for the prisoners,
and release from darkness for the prisoners,
2 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor
2 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor
and the day of vengeance of our God,
and the day of vengeance of our God,
to comfort all who mourn,
to comfort all who mourn,
3 and provide for those who grieve in Zion—
3 and provide for those who grieve in Zion—
to bestow on them a crown of beauty
to bestow on them a crown of beauty
instead of ashes,
instead of ashes,
the oil of gladness
the oil of gladness
instead of mourning,
instead of mourning,
and a garment of praise
and a garment of praise
instead of a spirit of despair.
instead of a spirit of despair.
They will be called oaks of righteousness,
They will be called oaks of righteousness,
a planting of the Lord
a planting of the Lord
for the display of his splendor.
for the display of his splendor.
4 They will rebuild the ancient ruins
4 They will rebuild the ancient ruins
and restore the places long devastated;
and restore the places long devastated;
they will renew the ruined cities
they will renew the ruined cities
that have been devastated for generations.
that have been devastated for generations.
5 Aliens will shepherd your flocks;
5 Aliens will shepherd your flocks;
foreigners will work your fields and vineyards.
foreigners will work your fields and vineyards.
6 And you will be called priests of the Lord,
6 And you will be called priests of the Lord,
you will be named ministers of our God.
you will be named ministers of our God.
You will feed on the wealth of nations,
You will feed on the wealth of nations,
and in their riches you will boast.
and in their riches you will boast.
7 Instead of their shame
7 Instead of their shame
my people will receive a double portion,
my people will receive a double portion,
and instead of disgrace
and instead of disgrace
they will rejoice in their inheritance;
they will rejoice in their inheritance;
and so they will inherit a double portion in their land,
and so they will inherit a double portion in their land,
and everlasting joy will be theirs.
and everlasting joy will be theirs.
8 “For I, the Lord, love justice;
I hate robbery and iniquity.
I hate robbery and iniquity.
In my faithfulness I will reward them
In my faithfulness I will reward them
and make an everlasting covenant with them.
and make an everlasting covenant with them.
9 Their descendants will be known among the nations
9 Their descendants will be known among the nations
and their offspring among the peoples.
and their offspring among the peoples.
All who see them will acknowledge
All who see them will acknowledge
that they are a people the Lord has blessed.”
that they are a people the Lord has blessed.”
10 I delight greatly in the Lord;
10 I delight greatly in the Lord;
my soul rejoices in my God.
my soul rejoices in my God.
For he has clothed me with garments of salvation
For he has clothed me with garments of salvation
and arrayed me in a robe of righteousness,
and arrayed me in a robe of righteousness,
as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest,
as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest,
and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.
11 For as the soil makes the sprout come up
11 For as the soil makes the sprout come up
and a garden causes seeds to grow,
and a garden causes seeds to grow,
so the Sovereign Lord will make righteousness and praise
so the Sovereign Lord will make righteousness and praise
spring up before all nations.
spring up before all nations.
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