1 The spirit of Lord Yahweh is on me for Yahweh has anointed me. He has sent me to bring the news to the afflicted, to soothe the broken-hearted,
Luke 4:18-19 Luke 7:22 Isa 42:7 Matt 11:5 Isa 42:1 Ps 147:3 Isa 57:15
2 to proclaim liberty to captives, release to those in prison, to proclaim a year of favour from Yahweh and a day of vengeance for our God, to comfort all who mourn
Matt 5:4 Isa 34:8 Isa 57:18 Jer 31:13 Luke 4:19 Lev 25:9-13 Mal 4:1-3
3 (to give to Zion's mourners), to give them for ashes a garland, for mourning-dress, the oil of gladness, for despondency, festal attire; and they will be called 'terebinths of saving justice', planted by Yahweh to glorify him.
Jer 17:7-8 Ps 30:11 Isa 61:10 John 16:20 Eccl 9:8 Ps 45:7 1Pet 2:9
4 They will rebuild the ancient ruins, they will raise what has long lain waste, they will restore the ruined cities, all that has lain waste for ages past.
Isa 58:12 Amos 9:14-15 Ezek 36:23-26 Isa 49:6-8 Ezek 36:33-36
5 Strangers will come forward to feed your flocks, foreigners be your ploughmen and vinedressers;
Isa 14:1-2 Isa 60:10-14 Eph 2:12-20
6 but you will be called 'priests of Yahweh' and be addressed as 'ministers of our God'. You will feed on the wealth of nations, you will supplant them in their glory.
Exod 19:6 1Pet 2:5 1Pet 2:9 Isa 60:5-7 Isa 66:21 1Cor 3:5 1Cor 4:1
7 To make up for your shame, you will receive double; instead of disgrace, shouts of joy will be their lot; yes, they will have a double portion in their country and everlasting joy will be theirs.
Zech 9:12 Isa 40:2 Job 42:10 Ps 16:11 2Kgs 2:9 Isa 35:10 Isa 51:11
8 For I am Yahweh: I love fair judgement, I hate robbery and wrong-doing, and I shall reward them faithfully and make an everlasting covenant with them.
Isa 55:3 Ps 11:7 Jer 9:24 1Sam 15:21-24 2Sam 23:5 Gen 17:7 Jer 32:40
9 Their race will be famous throughout the nations and their offspring throughout the peoples. All who see them will admit that they are a race whom Yahweh has blessed.
Isa 44:3 Zech 8:13 Acts 3:26 Gen 22:18 Isa 65:23 Ps 115:14 Rom 9:3-4
10 I exult for joy in Yahweh, my soul rejoices in my God, for he has clothed me in garments of salvation, he has wrapped me in a cloak of saving justice, like a bridegroom wearing his garland, like a bride adorned in her jewels.
Rev 19:7-8 Ps 132:9 Phil 3:9 Ps 132:16 Rev 21:2 Rom 14:17 Isa 49:18
11 For as the earth sends up its shoots and a garden makes seeds sprout, so Lord Yahweh makes saving justice and praise spring up in the sight of all nations.
Isa 45:8 Isa 55:10-11 Isa 58:11 Isa 60:18 Isa 62:1 Ps 85:11 Song 4:16-1