Isaiah 61:1-2

The Year of the Lord's Favor

1 s The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me,
because the Lord has t anointed me
to bring good news to the poor; 1
he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim liberty to the captives,
and u the opening of the prison to those who are bound; 2
2 v to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor,
w and the day of vengeance of our God;
to comfort all who mourn;

  1. Cross References
    Isaiah 11:2
    And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord.
    Isaiah 42:1
    Behold my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul delights; I have put my Spirit upon him; he will bring forth justice to the nations.
    Isaiah 48:16
    Draw near to me, hear this: from the beginning I have not spoken in secret, from the time it came to be I have been there." And now the Lord God has sent me, and his Spirit.
    Luke 4:18 - 19
    The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed.
  2. Cross References
    Psalms 45:7
    You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness. Therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness beyond your companions.
  3. Cross References
    Isaiah 45:13
    I have stirred him up in righteousness, and I will make all his ways level; he shall build my city and set my exiles free, not for price or reward," says the Lord of hosts.
    Psalms 146:7
    Who executes justice for the oppressed, who gives food to the hungry. The Lord sets the prisoners free.
  4. Cross References
    Leviticus 25:10
    And you shall consecrate the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you, when each of you shall return to his property and each of you shall return to his clan.
  5. Cross References
    Isaiah 34:8
    For the Lord has a day of vengeance, a year of recompense for the cause of Zion.
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