Isaiah 61:2
New International Version
to proclaim the year of the LORD's favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn,

New Living Translation
He has sent me to tell those who mourn that the time of the LORD’s favor has come, and with it, the day of God’s anger against their enemies.

English Standard Version
to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn;

Berean Study Bible
to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor and the day of our God’s vengeance, to comfort all who mourn,

New American Standard Bible
To proclaim the favorable year of the LORD And the day of vengeance of our God; To comfort all who mourn,

King James Bible
To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;

Christian Standard Bible
to proclaim the year of the LORD's favor, and the day of our God's vengeance; to comfort all who mourn,

Contemporary English Version
This is the year when the LORD God will show kindness to us and punish our enemies. The LORD has sent me to comfort those who mourn,

Good News Translation
He has sent me to proclaim That the time has come When the LORD will save his people And defeat their enemies. He has sent me to comfort all who mourn,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
to proclaim the year of the LORD's favor, and the day of our God's vengeance; to comfort all who mourn,

International Standard Version
to proclaim the year of the LORD's favor, the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn;

NET Bible
to announce the year when the LORD will show his favor, the day when our God will seek vengeance, to console all who mourn,

New Heart English Bible
to proclaim the year of the LORD's favor, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[He has sent me] to announce the year of the LORD's good will and the day of our God's vengeance, to comfort all those who grieve.

JPS Tanakh 1917
To proclaim the year of the LORD'S good pleasure, And the day of vengeance of our God; To comfort all that mourn;

New American Standard 1977
To proclaim the favorable year of the LORD, And the day of vengeance of our God; To comfort all who mourn,

Jubilee Bible 2000
to proclaim the year of the LORD's favour, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;

King James 2000 Bible
To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;

American King James Version
To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;

American Standard Version
to proclaim the year of Jehovah's favor, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;

Brenton Septuagint Translation
to declare the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of recompence; to comfort all that mourn;

Douay-Rheims Bible
To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of vengeance of our God: to comfort all that mourn:

Darby Bible Translation
to proclaim the acceptable year of Jehovah, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;

English Revised Version
to proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;

Webster's Bible Translation
To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;

World English Bible
to proclaim the year of Yahweh's favor, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn;

Young's Literal Translation
To proclaim the year of the good pleasure of Jehovah, And the day of vengeance of our God, To comfort all mourners.
Study Bible
The Year of the LORD's Favor
1The Spirit of the Lord GOD is on Me, because the LORD has anointed Me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent Me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives and release from darkness to the prisoners, 2to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor and the day of our God’s vengeance, to comfort all who mourn, 3to provide for those who grieve in Zion—to give them a crown of beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, and a garment of praise in place of a spirit of despair. So they will be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified.…
Cross References
Matthew 5:4
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

Luke 4:19
to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor."

Isaiah 1:24
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.

Isaiah 2:12
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--

Isaiah 13:6
Wail, for the Day of the LORD is near; it will come as destruction from the Almighty.

Isaiah 34:2
The LORD is angry with all the nations and furious with all their armies. He will devote them to destruction; He will give them over to slaughter.

Isaiah 34:8
For the LORD has a day of vengeance, a time of retribution for Edom's hostility against Zion.

Isaiah 35:4
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."

Isaiah 40:1
"Comfort, comfort My people," says your God.

Isaiah 49:8
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,

Isaiah 57:18
I have seen his ways, but I will heal him; I will guide him and restore comfort to him and his mourners,

Isaiah 58:5
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?

Isaiah 60:10
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.

Isaiah 63:4
For the day of vengeance was in My heart, and the year of My redemption had come.

Jeremiah 31:13
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.

Micah 3:8
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.

Treasury of Scripture

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

the acceptable

Leviticus 25:9-13
Then shalt thou cause the trumpet of the jubile to sound on the tenth day of the seventh month, in the day of atonement shall ye make the trumpet sound throughout all your land…

Luke 4:19
To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.

2 Corinthians 6:2
(For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)

and

Isaiah 34:8
For it is the day of the LORD'S vengeance, and the year of recompences for the controversy of Zion.

Isaiah 35:4
Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you.

Isaiah 59:17,18
For he put on righteousness as a breastplate, and an helmet of salvation upon his head; and he put on the garments of vengeance for clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloke…

to comfort

Isaiah 25:8
He will swallow up death in victory; and the Lord GOD will wipe away tears from off all faces; and the rebuke of his people shall he take away from off all the earth: for the LORD hath spoken it.

Isaiah 57:18
I have seen his ways, and will heal him: I will lead him also, and restore comforts unto him and to his mourners.

Isaiah 66:10-12
Rejoice ye with Jerusalem, and be glad with her, all ye that love her: rejoice for joy with her, all ye that mourn for her: …







Lexicon
to proclaim
לִקְרֹ֤א (liq·rō)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 7121: To call, proclaim, read

the year
שְׁנַת־ (šə·naṯ-)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 8141: A year

of the LORD’s
לַֽיהוָ֔ה (Yah·weh)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

favor
רָצוֹן֙ (rā·ṣō·wn)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7522: Goodwill, favor, acceptance, will

and the day
וְי֥וֹם (wə·yō·wm)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

of our God’s
לֵאלֹהֵ֑ינוּ (lê·lō·hê·nū)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

vengeance,
נָקָ֖ם (nā·qām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5359: Vengeance

to comfort
לְנַחֵ֖ם (lə·na·ḥêm)
Preposition-l | Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 5162: To sigh, breathe strongly, to be sorry, to pity, console, rue, to avenge

all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

who mourn,
אֲבֵלִֽים׃ (’ă·ḇê·lîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 57: Lamenting
(2) To proclaim the acceptable year . . .--The Year of Jubilee is still, perhaps, in the prophet's thoughts; but the chief point of the promise is the contrast between the "year" of favour and the single "day" of vengeance, reminding us of the like contrast in Exodus 20:5-6.

Verse 2. - To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord. An "acceptable year," or "year of acceptance," is a space of time during which God would be pleased to accept such as repented and turned to him. It is, of course, not intended to limit the space to a "year." The space is rather the term of our sojourn here below. The day of vengeance. The "day" of vengeance is contrasted with the "year" of acceptance, to indicate God's long-suffering and patience towards sinners (comp. Isaiah 34:8; and see also Exodus 20:5, 6). To comfort all that mourn; i.e. all who "sorrow after a godly sort" (2 Corinthians 7:11) - all who mourn their transgressions and shortcomings, their "sins, negligences, and ignorances," with a hearty desire to be rid of them, and to serve God truly in the future. 61:1-3 The prophets had the Holy Spirit of God at times, teaching them what to say, and causing them to say it; but Christ had the Spirit always, without measure, to qualify him, as man, for the work to which he was appointed. The poor are commonly best disposed to receive the gospel, Jas 2:5; and it is only likely to profit us when received with meekness. To such as are poor in spirit, Christ preached good tidings when he said, Blessed are the meek. Christ's satisfaction is accepted. By the dominion of sin in us, we are bound under the power of Satan; but the Son is ready, by his Spirit, to make us free; and then we shall be free indeed. Sin and Satan were to be destroyed; and Christ triumphed over them on his cross. But the children of men, who stand out against these offers, shall be dealt with as enemies. Christ was to be a Comforter, and so he is; he is sent to comfort all who mourn, and who seek to him, and not to the world, for comfort. He will do all this for his people, that they may abound in the fruits of righteousness, as the branches of God's planting. Neither the mercy of God, the atonement of Christ, nor the gospel of grace, profit the self-sufficient and proud. They must be humbled, and led to know their own character and wants, by the Holy Spirit, that they may see and feel their need of the sinner's Friend and Saviour. His doctrine contains glad tidings indeed to those who are humbled before God.
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