"The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is upon me,
for the Lord has annointed me to bring good news to the poor.
He has sent me to comfort the brokenhearted
&& to proclaim that the captives will be released & the prisoners will be freed.
He has sent me to tell those who mourn that the time of the Lord's favor has come,
& with it, the day of God's anger against their enemies.
To all who mourn in Israel, he will give a crown of beauty for ashes,
a joyous blessing instead of mourning,
festive praise instead of despair.
In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the Lord has planted for his own glory.
They will rebuild the ancient ruins, repairing cities destroyed long ago.
They will revive them, though they have been deserted for many generations."