61:2 the year of the Lord’s favor. Through His death and resurrection, Jesus inaugurated the “day of salvation” (2 Cor. 6:2) in which the gospel is preached all over the world, and those who were estranged can find peace in Him (Eph. 2:12, 13; 3:5; 2 Tim. 1:10).
day of vengeance. Jesus closed the book before reading this portion of Isaiah’s oracle (Luke 4:18–20). The time of healing belongs to His first coming; the time of judgment to the second (1 Thess. 1:10). See note 34:8.