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    and provide for those who grieve in Zion—
to bestow on them a crown(A) of beauty
    instead of ashes,(B)
the oil(C) of joy
    instead of mourning,(D)
and a garment of praise
    instead of a spirit of despair.
They will be called oaks of righteousness,
    a planting(E) of the Lord
    for the display of his splendor.(F)

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To grant to those who mourn in Zion the following:
To give them a [a]turban instead of dust [on their heads, a sign of mourning],
The oil of joy instead of mourning,
The garment [expressive] of praise instead of a disheartened spirit.
So they will be called the trees of righteousness [strong and magnificent, distinguished for integrity, justice, and right standing with God],
The planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 61:3 In the Hebrew there is a kind of wordplay here as “turban” (Heb pe’er) and dust (epher) have the same consonants and similar vowels.

to grant to those who mourn in Zion—
    (A)to give them a beautiful headdress instead of ashes,
(B)the oil of gladness instead of mourning,
    the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit;
(C)that they may be called oaks of righteousness,
    the planting of the Lord, (D)that he may be glorified.[a]

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  1. Isaiah 61:3 Or that he may display his beauty

To (A)grant those who mourn in Zion,
Giving them a garland instead of ashes,
The (B)oil of gladness instead of mourning,
The mantle of praise instead of a spirit of fainting.
So they will be called [a](C)oaks of righteousness,
The planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.

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  1. Isaiah 61:3 Or terebinths

To [a]console those who mourn in Zion,
(A)To give them beauty for ashes,
The oil of joy for mourning,
The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness;
That they may be called trees of righteousness,
(B)The planting of the Lord, (C)that He may be glorified.”

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 61:3 Lit. appoint

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