The Spirit of the LORD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tiding unto the meek; 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 bound.
2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD; and the day of vegeance of our GOD, to comfort all that mourning.
3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment , 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 glorified.
4 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.
5 and strangers shall stand and feed your flocks, and the sons of the alien shall be your plowmen and your vinedressers.