29 so that the Levites (who have no allotment(A) or inheritance(B) of their own) and the foreigners,(C) the fatherless and the widows who live in your towns may come and eat and be satisfied,(D) and so that the Lord your God may bless(E) you in all the work of your hands.

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The Year of the Lord’s Favor

61 The Spirit(A) of the Sovereign Lord(B) is on me,
    because the Lord has anointed(C) me
    to proclaim good news(D) to the poor.(E)
He has sent me to bind up(F) the brokenhearted,
    to proclaim freedom(G) for the captives(H)
    and release from darkness for the prisoners,[a]

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 61:1 Hebrew; Septuagint the blind

Everyone was to free their Hebrew slaves, both male and female; no one was to hold a fellow Hebrew in bondage.(A)

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Israel Has Not Returned to God

Hear this word, you cows of Bashan(A) on Mount Samaria,(B)
    you women who oppress the poor(C) and crush the needy(D)
    and say to your husbands,(E) “Bring us some drinks!(F)

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19     to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”[a](A)

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Footnotes

  1. Luke 4:19 Isaiah 61:1,2 (see Septuagint); Isaiah 58:6