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

  • A disciple
    Dear Bro. Alex; I really appreciate your friendly reply! I'm glad you say you will think about what I wrote; and for what the warning implies, let us all watch! I have always wondered at the significance and teaching in Christ's transfiguration: a glimpse into the realm of God and eternity; and if Jesus didn't come to die for us, He could have stepped right out of this world like Enoch and Elijah.
  • Alex
    Rev 1/5 says unto him that has loved us and has washed us from our sins in his own blood and he was CLOTHED with a VESTURE dipped in blood which is HIS CHURCH/BRIDE, HIS VESTURE THO YOUR SINS BE AS SCARLET THEY SHALL BE WHITE AS SNOW, THATS US SINNERS HIS CHURCH WHEN THEY SAW HIM HI ON THE MOUNT HIS VESTURE WAS WHITE AS SNOW, HE WAS PRESENTING TO GOD A GLORIOUS CHURCH WITHOUT SPOT R WRINKLE. TYJ
  • Alex
    Thank you My Bro. Disciple GBU YOU AND YOURS, I LOVE YA. I will keep everything you said in mind BUT I CANNOT HELP FROM BEING EXCITED ABOUT THESE TRANSFIGURATION SCRIPTURES IMO WHEN HE WENT HIGH ON THE MOUNTAIN AND HIS RAIMENT BECAME white as SNOW HE WAS PRESENTING TO GOD A GLORIOUS CHURCH WITHOUT SPOT OR WRINKLE, TH CHURCH IS HIS RAIMENT, I WAS NAKED AND YOU CLOTHED ME,ABIDE IN ME AND I IN YOU.
  • A disciple
    Dear Alex; It seems like you are you like or admire it a lot, and are much distracted by symbolism; real or imagined; and come dangerously close to a kind of mysticism. For although the Scriptures you reference have certain strong meaning in the direction you perceive, it is not, in my opinion, wise to let them consume us so that we avoid and neglect the completeness of the Doctrine of God.
  • Alex
    Imo this Isa. 61/10 answers to the Transfiguration scriptures he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood which is the church, This shows that christ and his vesture are gonna be made 1 his vesture is the church, th bride. Isaiah says the bridegroom is clothed with the bride and the bride is clothed with the bridegroom, Abide in me and i in you, A marriage on the 7 th day in th mount of GOD GBU
  • Sr
    Children of israel(Jacob son's) went into captivity throughout history. They are still in captivity (bondage/serve slavery) till this day. Jeremiah 14:2 says Judah Mourns. Christ our savior who is from tribe of Judah is manifested to restore the tribes of Israel. All Gentiles will be amazed at end of the world that they mistreated his people. Isaiah 14 explains verses 5-6.

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