Isaiah 61:1-3 The Message Bible

Good Tidings of Salvation to Zion

61 1  The Spirit of God, the Master, is on me because God anointed me. He sent me to preach good news to the poor, heal the heartbroken, Announce freedom to all captives, pardon all prisoners. 2  God sent me to announce the year of his grace - a celebration of God's destruction of our enemies - and to comfort all who mourn, 3  To care for the needs of all who mourn in Zion, give them bouquets of roses instead of ashes, Messages of joy instead of news of doom, a praising heart instead of a languid spirit. Rename them "Oaks of Righteousness" planted by God to display his glory.



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