Bible: Isa. 61:4-11
61:4 They will rebuild the perpetual ruins
and restore the places that were desolate; 1
they will reestablish the ruined cities,
the places that have been desolate since ancient times.61:5 2
“Foreigners will take care of 3 your sheep;
foreigners will work in your fields and vineyards.
61:6 You will be called, ‘the
servants of our God.’ 4
You will enjoy 5 the wealth of nations
61:7 Instead of shame, you will get a double portion; 8
instead of humiliation, they will rejoice over the land they receive. 9
Yes, 10 they will possess a double portion in their land
and experience lasting joy.
61:8 For I, the
and hate robbery and sin.
I will repay them because of my faithfulness; 11
I will make a permanent covenant with them.
61:9 Their descendants will be known among the nations,
their offspring among the peoples.
All who see them will recognize that
I will be overjoyed because of my God. 15
For he clothes me in garments of deliverance;
he puts on me a robe symbolizing vindication. 16
I look like a bridegroom when he wears a turban as a priest would;
I look like a bride when she puts on her jewelry. 17
61:11 For just as the ground produces its crops
and a garden yields its produce,
so the sovereign
and give his people reason to praise him in the sight of all the nations. 19