The Book of the Prophet Isaiah

Chapter 61

Isaiah speaks about the Messiah—The Messiah will have the Spirit, preach the gospel, and proclaim liberty—In the last days, the Lord will call His ministers and make an everlasting covenant with the people.

 The aSpirit of the Lord bGod is upon me; because the Lord hath canointed me to dpreach egood tidings unto the fmeek; he hath sent me to gbind up the brokenhearted, to hproclaim iliberty to the jcaptives, and the opening of the kprison to them that are bound;

 To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of avengeance of our God; to bcomfort all that cmourn;

 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them abeauty for ashes, the oil of bjoy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called ctrees of drighteousness, the eplanting of the Lord, that he might be glorified.

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

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

 But ye shall be named the aPriests of the Lord: men shall call you the Ministers of our God: ye shall eat the briches of the Gentiles, and in their glory shall ye boast yourselves.

 ¶For your shame ye shall have adouble; and for confusion they shall rejoice in their portion: therefore in their land they shall possess bthe double: everlasting joy shall be unto them.

 For I the Lord love ajudgment, I hate robbery for burnt offering; and I will direct their work in truth, and I will make an everlasting bcovenant with them.

 And their seed shall be known among the Gentiles, and their offspring among the people: all that see them shall acknowledge them, that they are the aseed which the Lord hath blessed.

 10 I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath aclothed me with the bgarments 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 the Lord God will cause righteousness and apraise to spring forth before all the nations.