ISAIAH 61:2

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;”

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Isaiah 61:2 Translation & Meaning

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To proclaim לִקְרֹ֤א To call out to (i.e., properly, address by name, but used in a wide variety of applications) proclaim
the acceptable רָצוֹן֙ Delight (especially as shown) acceptable
year שְׁנַת A year (as a revolution of time) year
of the Lord, לַֽיהוָ֔ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
and the day וְי֥וֹם A day (as the warm hours), whether literal (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figurative (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverb) day
of vengeance נָקָ֖ם Revenge vengeance
of our God; לֵאלֹהֵ֑ינוּ Gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative God
to comfort לְנַחֵ֖ם Properly, to sigh, i.e., breathe strongly; by implication, to be sorry, i.e., (in a favorable sense) to pity, console or (reflexively) rue; or (unfavorably) to avenge (oneself) comfort
all כָּל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all
that mourn; אֲבֵלִֽים׃ Lamenting mourn

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  • 1  The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me; because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;

  • 2  To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;

  • 3  To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified.

  • 4  And they shall build the old wastes, they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the waste cities, the desolations of many generations.




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