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He hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
To proclaim liberty to the captives,
And the opening of the prison to them that are
To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord,
And the day of vengeance of our God;
To comfort all that mourn;
To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion,
To give unto them beauty for ashes,
The oil of joy for mourning,
The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness;
; That they might be called trees of righteousness, The planting of the Lord, that he might be glori
fied. And they shall build 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.
shall be named the Priests of the Lord :
Men shall call you the Ministers of our God:
Ye shall eat the riches of the Gentiles,
And in their glory shall ye
shall have double; And for confusion they shall rejoice in their portion:
Therefore in their land they shall possess the double:
Everlasting joy shall be unto them.
For I the Lord love judgment,
I hate robbery for burnt offering;
And I will direct their work in truth,
And I will make an everlasting covenant 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 seed which the Lord hath blessed.
I will greatly rejoice in the Lord,
My soul shall be joyful in my God; ;
For he hath clothed me with the garments of sal-
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.
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 praise
to spring forth Before all the nations.
For Zion's sake will I not hold my peace,
And for Jerusalem's sake I will not rest,
Until the righteousness thereof go forth as brightness,
And the salvation thereof as a lamp that burneth.
And the Gentiles shall see thy righteousness,
And all kings thy glory:
And thou shalt be called by a new name,
Which the mouth of the Lord shall name.
Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of
And a royal diadem in the hand of thy God.
Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken;
Neither shall thy land any more be termed Desolate:
But thou shalt be called Hephzi-bah,
And thy land Beulah:
For the Lord delighteth in thee,
And thy land shall be married.
For as a young man marrieth a virgin,
So shall thy sons marry thee:
And as the bridegroom rejoiceth over the bride,
So shall thy God rejoice over thee.
I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem,
Which shall never hold their peace day nor night:
Ye that make mention of the Lord,
Keep not silence, and give him no rest,
Till he establish, and till he make Jerusalem a praise
in the earth. The Lord hath sworn by his right hand, and by the
arm of his strength, Surely I will no more give thy corn to be meat for
And the sons of the stranger shall not drink thy
wine, for the which thou hast laboured: But they that have gathered it shall eat it, and
praise the Lord; And they that have brought it together shall drink
it in the courts of my holiness.
Go through, go through the gates; prepare ye the
way of the people; Cast up, cast up the highway; gather out the stones; Lift up a standard for the people. Behold, the Lord hath proclaimed unto the end of
the world, Say ye to the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy salva
tion cometh; Behold, his reward is with him, And his work before him. And they shall call them, The holy people, The re
deemed of the Lord: And thou shalt be called, Sought out, A city not for
Who is this that cometh from Edom,
With dyed garments from Bozrah?
This that is glorious in his apparel,
Travelling in the greatness of his strength?
I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save.
Wherefore art thou red in thine apparel,
And thy garments like him that treadeth in the
I have trodden the winepress alone;
And of the people there was none with me:
For I will tread them in mine
anger, And trample them in my fury; And their blood shall be sprinkled upon my gar
And I will stain all my raiment.
For the day of vengeance is in mine heart,
redeemed is come.
And I looked, and there was none to help;
And I wondered that there was none to uphold:
Therefore mine own arm brought salvation unto
me; And my fury, it upheld me. And I will tread down the people in mine anger, And make them drunk in my fury, And I will bring down their strength to the earth.
I will mention the lovingkindnesses of the Lord, and
the praises of the Lord, According to all that the Lord hath bestowed on us, And the great goodness toward the house of Israel, Which he hath bestowed on them according to his
mercies, And according to the multitude of his lovingkind