10 Consecrate the fiftieth year and proclaim liberty(A) throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee(B) for you; each of you is to return to your family property(C) and to your own clan.

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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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20 to hear the groans of the prisoners(A)
    and release those condemned to death.”

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The Lord works righteousness(A)
    and justice for all the oppressed.(B)

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to open eyes that are blind,(A)
    to free(B) captives from prison(C)
    and to release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness.(D)

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Restoration of Israel

This is what the Lord says:

“In the time of my favor(A) I will answer you,
    and in the day of salvation I will help you;(B)
I will keep(C) you and will make you
    to be a covenant for the people,(D)
to restore the land(E)
    and to reassign its desolate inheritances,(F)

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to say to the captives,(A) ‘Come out,’
    and to those in darkness,(B) ‘Be free!’

“They will feed beside the roads
    and find pasture on every barren hill.(C)

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“Is not this the kind of fasting(A) I have chosen:
to loose the chains of injustice(B)
    and untie the cords of the yoke,
to set the oppressed(C) free
    and break every yoke?(D)

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