18 In that day(A) the deaf(B) will hear the words of the scroll,
    and out of gloom and darkness(C)
    the eyes of the blind will see.(D)

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Then will the eyes of the blind be opened(A)
    and the ears of the deaf(B) unstopped.

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Then will the lame(A) leap like a deer,(B)
    and the mute tongue(C) shout for joy.(D)
Water will gush forth in the wilderness
    and streams(E) in the desert.

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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

to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor(A)
    and the day of vengeance(B) of our God,
to comfort(C) all who mourn,(D)

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18 “The Spirit of the Lord is on me,(A)
    because he has anointed me
    to proclaim good news(B) to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners
    and recovery of sight for the blind,
to set the oppressed free,

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