Isaiah 61:1

“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;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The Spirit of the Lord God is vpon me, because the Lord hath anointed me, to preach good tidings vnto the meeke, hee hath sent me to binde vp the broken hearted, to proclaime libertie to the captiues, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, Because the LORD has anointed me To bring good news to the afflicted; He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to captives And freedom to prisoners;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The Spirit of the Lord Jehovah is upon me; because Jehovah hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening `of the prison' to them that are bound;
- American Standard Version (1901)

The spirit of the Lord is on me, because I am marked out by him to give good news to the poor; he has sent me to make the broken-hearted well, to say that the prisoners will be made free, and that those in chains will see the light again;
- Basic English Bible

The Spirit of the Lord Jehovah is upon me, because Jehovah hath anointed me to announce glad tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and opening of the prison to them that are bound;
- Darby Bible

The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to publish good tidings to the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;
- Webster's Bible

The Spirit of the Lord Yahweh is on me; because Yahweh has anointed me to preach good news to the humble. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and release to those who are bound;
- World English Bible

The Spirit of the Lord Jehovah [is] on me, Because Jehovah did anoint me To proclaim tidings to the humble, He sent me to bind the broken of heart, To proclaim to captives liberty, And to bound ones an opening of bands.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to bring good tidings unto the humble; He hath sent me to bind up the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the eyes to them that are bound;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 61:1


61:1 Upon me - Though the prophet may speak of himself, yet it is principally to be understood of Christ. Anointed - Set me apart, both capacitating him with gifts, and commissioning him with authority; and yet more, as it is applied to Christ, a power to make all effectual, from whence he hath also the name of Messiah among the Hebrews, and of Christ among the Greeks; nay, Christ alone among the prophets hath obtained this name, #Psal 45:7|. The prophet describes first, who Christ is, and then what are his offices. Liberty - This appertains to Christ's kingly office, whereby he proclaims liberty from the dominion of sin, and from the fear of hell.


Discussion for Isaiah 61

  • Irene123
    TO D. Dix - You hit the nail n the head!! I got the same thing out of Lk. 4:16-21. I LOVE those verses; they are so - HOLY, NOBLE, CLEAN. So full of - GLORY!! First, He 'stood' for the reading, then He 'sat down' and said, "This day is this scripture fulfilled n your ears." He spoke quietly, but His voice was heard to everyone - He made sure of that!

  • Olivia Simms
    Hallelujah to the Lamb that was slain ...What a mighty God we serve...so many promises in this one passage it is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Thank You Lord!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    PARADOX ! BEHOLD THE DAY OF VENGEANCE OF OUR GOD IS AT HAND TO COMFORT ALL THAT MOURN ! THE FINAL OUT POURING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT IS COME ! ALL THINGS SHALL BE FULFILLED IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD AND THE TRUE BRIDE OF OUR BLESSED LORD AND SAVIOR CHRIST YESHUA JESUS FULLY RESTORED GLORY TO OUR GOD ALMIGHTY YAHWEH AMEN AND AMEN INDEED ! ELIJAH IS NEIGH AT HAND ! SHALOM ISRAEL ZION AMEN !
  • Sthembiso langa
    Those who believe in God and do His will will be rewarded abundantly and enjoy all the fruits of salvation. Yet thosr who are not Holy and robs the Lord will earn accordingly. Holy Spirit must always be our gurdian in achieving the Lord's rightousness.
  • John waltz
    my mother who passed away into the hands of our God back in 1996 got up one morning many many decades ago and told me that the lord wanted me to read isaiah 61 for it was for me. since all those years ago it has stuck with me and i have been led by the spirit to where i was needed, and now the light that in in those scriptures has come full circle and i understand it's complete meaning. GBUA
  • Johannes
    I'm just blessed just just blessed

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