Isaiah 61:1; Jeremiah 34:8; Jeremiah 34:13; Jeremiah 34:15; Jeremiah 34:17; Ezekiel 46:17; Isaiah 61:2; Isaiah 63:4; Luke 4:19

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


The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord, after King Zedekiah phad made a covenant with all the people in Jerusalem qto make a proclamation of liberty to them,


13 Thus says the Lord, the God of Israel: I myself made a covenant with your fathers when tI brought them out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery, saying,


15 You recently repented and did what was right in my eyes qby proclaiming liberty, each to his neighbor, and wyou made a covenant before me in the xhouse that is called by my name,


17 Therefore, thus says the Lord: You have not obeyed me qby proclaiming liberty, every one to his brother and to his neighbor; abehold, I proclaim to you liberty bto the sword, to pestilence, and to famine, declares the Lord. cI will make you a horror to all the kingdoms of the earth.


17 But if he makes a gift mout of his inheritance to one of his servants, it shall be his to nthe year of liberty. Then it shall revert to the prince; surely it is his inheritanceit shall belong to his sons.


vto proclaim the year of the Lord's favor,

wand the day of vengeance of our God;

to comfort all who mourn;


rFor the day of vengeance was in my heart,

and my year of redemption1 had come.


19  eto proclaim the year of the Lord's favor.