The Lord Yahweh’s Spirit is on me, because Yahweh has anointed me to preach good news to the humble.
He has sent me to bind up the broken hearted,
to proclaim liberty to the captives and release to those who are bound,
to proclaim the year of Yahweh’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God,
to comfort all who mourn, to provide for those who mourn in Zion ◆, to give to them a garland for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness, that they may be called trees of righteousness, the planting of Yahweh, that he may be glorified.
They will rebuild the old ruins. They will raise up the former devastated places.
They will repair the ruined cities that have been devastated for many generations. Strangers will stand and feed your flocks. Foreigners will work your fields and your vineyards.