21 I have found my servant David. I have anointed him with my holy oil.
22 For my hand will assist him, and my arm will fortify him.
23 The enemy will have no advantage over him, nor will the son of iniquity be positioned to harm him.
24 And I will cut down his enemies before his face. And those who hate him, I will turn to flight.
25 And my truth and my mercy will be with him. And his horn will be exalted in my name.
26 And I will place his hand on the sea and his right hand on the rivers.
27 He will invoke me: "You are my father, my God, and the support of my salvation."
Isaiah 61:1-3a, 6a, 8b-9
1 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, for the Lord has anointed me. He has sent me to bring good news to the meek, so as to heal the contrite of heart, to preach leniency to captives and release to the confined,
2 and so to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord and the day of vindication of our God: to console all who are mourning,
3 to take up the mourners of Zion and to give them a crown in place of ashes, an oil of joy in place of mourning, a cloak of praise in place of a spirit of grief.
But you yourselves will be called the priests of the Lord. It will be said to you, "You are the ministers of our God."
And I will turn their work into truth, and I will forge a perpetual covenant with them.
9 And they will know their offspring among the nations, and their progeny in the midst of the peoples. All who see them will recognize them: that these are the offspring whom the Lord has blessed.
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