to proclaim the year of the LORD's favor and the day of our God's vengeance, to comfort all who mourn,
Cross ReferencesMatthew 5:4
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor."
Therefore the Lord GOD of Hosts, the Mighty One of Israel, declares: "Ah, I will be relieved of My foes and avenge Myself on My enemies.
For the Day of the LORD of Hosts will come against all the proud and lofty, against all that is exalted--it will be humbled--
Wail, for the Day of the LORD is near; it will come as destruction from the Almighty.
The LORD is angry with all the nations and furious with all their armies. He will set them apart for destruction; He will give them over to slaughter.
For the LORD has a day of vengeance, a time of retribution for Edom's hostility against Zion.
Say to those with anxious hearts: "Be strong, do not fear! Behold, your God will come with vengeance. With divine retribution He will come to save you."
"Comfort, comfort My people," says your God.
This is what the LORD says: "In the time of favor I will answer you, and in the day of salvation I will help you; I will keep you and appoint you to be a covenant for the people, to restore the land, to apportion its desolate inheritances,
I have seen his ways, but I will heal him; I will guide him and restore comfort to him and his mourners,
Is this the fast I have chosen, a day for a man to deny himself, to bow his head like a reed, and to spread out sackcloth and ashes? Will you call this a fast and a day acceptable to the LORD?
Foreigners will rebuild your walls, and their kings will serve you. Although I struck you in anger, yet in favor I will show you mercy.
For the day of vengeance was in My heart, and the year of My redemption had come.
Then the maidens will rejoice with dancing, young men and old as well. I will turn their mourning into joy, and give them comfort and joy for their sorrow.
As for me, however, I am filled with power by the Spirit of the LORD, with justice and courage, to declare to Jacob his transgression and to Israel his sin.
Chapter Outline1. The office of Christ
4. The forwardness
7. And blessing of the faithful
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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
2 Corinthians 6:2
Isaiah 59:17, 18
Psalm 110:5, 6
1 Thessalonians 2:16
2 Thessalonians 1:7-9
2 Corinthians 1:4, 5
2 Thessalonians 2:16, 17
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