Isaiah 61:1; Isaiah 14:32; Zephaniah 3:12; Matthew 5:3

The Year of the Lord's Favor

61  sThe Spirit of the Lord God is upon me,

because the Lord has tanointed 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 uthe opening of the prison to those who are bound;2


32  What will one answer the messengers of the nation?

eThe Lord has founded Zion,

and in her the afflicted of his people find refuge.


12  But I will leave in your midst

a people dhumble and lowly.

eThey shall seek refuge in the name of the Lord,


rBlessed are sthe poor in spirit, for utheirs is the kingdom of heaven.