19 The (A)afflicted also will increase their joy in the Lord,
And the (B)needy of mankind will rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.

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As for a rogue, his weapons are evil;
He (A)devises wicked schemes
To (B)destroy the poor with [a]slander,
(C)Even though the needy one speaks [b]what is right.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 32:7 Lit words of falsehood
  2. Isaiah 32:7 Lit justly

Exaltation of the Afflicted

61 The (A)Spirit of the Lord [a]God is upon me,
Because the Lord anointed me
To (B)bring good news to the (C)humble;
He has sent me to (D)bind up the brokenhearted,
To (E)proclaim [b]release to captives
And [c]freedom to prisoners;

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 61:1 Heb YHWH, usually rendered Lord
  2. Isaiah 61:1 Or liberty
  3. Isaiah 61:1 Lit opening to those who are bound