New International Version

Isaiah 61:1-11

The Year of the Lord’s Favor

1The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,

because the Lord has anointed me

to proclaim good news to the poor.

He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,

to proclaim freedom for the captives

and release from darkness for the prisoners,61:1 Hebrew; Septuagint the blind

2to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor

and the day of vengeance of our God,

to comfort all who mourn,

3and provide for those who grieve in Zion—

to bestow on them a crown of beauty

instead of ashes,

the oil of joy

instead of mourning,

and a garment of praise

instead of a spirit of despair.

They will be called oaks of righteousness,

a planting of the Lord

for the display of his splendor.

4They will rebuild the ancient ruins

and restore the places long devastated;

they will renew the ruined cities

that have been devastated for generations.

5Strangers will shepherd your flocks;

foreigners will work your fields and vineyards.

6And you will be called priests of the Lord,

you will be named ministers of our God.

You will feed on the wealth of nations,

and in their riches you will boast.

7Instead of your shame

you will receive a double portion,

and instead of disgrace

you will rejoice in your inheritance.

And so you will inherit a double portion in your land,

and everlasting joy will be yours.

8“For I, the Lord, love justice;

I hate robbery and wrongdoing.

In my faithfulness I will reward my people

and make an everlasting covenant with them.

9Their descendants will be known among the nations

and their offspring among the peoples.

All who see them will acknowledge

that they are a people the Lord has blessed.”

10I delight greatly in the Lord;

my soul rejoices in my God.

For he has clothed me with garments of salvation

and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness,

as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest,

and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.

11For as the soil makes the sprout come up

and a garden causes seeds to grow,

so the Sovereign Lord will make righteousness

and praise spring up before all nations.

Holy Bible in Gĩkũyũ

Isaia 61:1-11

Mwaka wa Ũtugi wa Jehova

161:1 2Akor 3:17; Math 11:5; Alaw 25:10Atĩrĩrĩ, Roho wa Mwathani Jehova arĩ igũrũ rĩakwa,

nĩ ũndũ Jehova nĩanjitĩrĩirie maguta,

nĩguo hunjagĩrie andũ arĩa athĩĩni ũhoro-ũrĩa-mwega.

Nĩandũmĩte ngahonie arĩa athuthĩku ngoro,

na ngaanĩrĩre atĩ andũ arĩa mohetwo nĩmohorwo,

nao arĩa mohetwo njeera ndĩmeere nĩmarekererio,

261:2 Luk 4:18-19; Math 5:4na hunjanagĩrie ũhoro wa mwaka ũrĩa Jehova akoonania ũtugi wake,

na mũthenya ũrĩa Ngai witũ akerĩhĩria,

ningĩ hooragĩrie arĩa othe marĩ na kĩeha,

361:3 Ayub 2:8; Jer 31:13na ndeithagie andũ arĩa marĩ na kĩeha kũu Zayuni:

ndĩmahumbe tanji ya ũthaka handũ ha mũhu,

na ndĩmaitĩrĩrie maguta ma gĩkeno handũ ha kĩeha,

na ndĩmahumbe nguo ya ũgooci

handũ ha ngoro ĩtarĩ mwĩhoko.

Nĩgeetha meetagwo mĩtĩ ya ũthingu,

mĩtĩ ĩrĩa ĩhaandĩtwo nĩ Jehova

nĩguo monanagie riiri wake.

461:4 Ezek 36:33Nao nĩmagaka kũndũ kũrĩa gũtũire kwanangĩtwo kuuma tene,

na macookererie kũndũ kũrĩa kuonũhirwo tene;

nĩ magaacookereria matũũra manene

marĩa matũire marĩ manange njiarwa na njiarwa.

5Nao ageni nĩmakarĩithagia ndũũru cianyu;

nao andũ a kũngĩ marĩmage mĩgũnda yanyu,

o na maceehage mĩthabibũ yanyu.

661:6 Thaam 19:6; 1Pet 2:5No inyuĩ mũgeetagwo athĩnjĩri-Ngai a Jehova,

nao andũ mamwĩtage atungatĩri a Ngai witũ.

Mũkaarĩĩaga ũtonga wa ndũrĩrĩ,

na mwĩtĩĩage na indo icio ciao nyingĩ.

761:7 Isa 40:2; Thab 126:5Nĩ ũndũ wa ũrĩa andũ akwa manaconorithio,

makaarĩhĩrio maita meerĩ,

na handũ ha thoni-rĩ,

nĩmagakenera igai rĩao;

na nĩ ũndũ ũcio makaagaya igai maita meerĩ bũrũri-inĩ wao,

na magĩe na gĩkeno gĩtagathira nginya tene.

861:8 Kĩam 9:16; Ahib 13:20“Nĩgũkorwo niĩ, Jehova, nĩnyendete ciira wa kĩhooto;

nĩthũire ũtunyani na waganu.

Nĩ ũndũ wa wĩhokeku wakwa-rĩ, nĩngamarĩha irĩhi rĩao,

na ndĩĩkanĩre nao kĩrĩkanĩro gĩa gũtũũra nginya tene.

9Njiaro ciao nĩikaagĩa igweta ndũrĩrĩ-inĩ,

na ciana ciao imenywo nĩ andũ a ndũrĩrĩ.

Arĩa othe makaamoona nĩmagetĩkĩra

atĩ acio nĩo andũ arĩa Jehova arathimĩte.”

1061:10 Luk 1:47; Kũg 21:2Niĩ nĩngenagĩra Jehova mũno;

ngoro yakwa ĩcanjamũkaga nĩ ũndũ wa Ngai wakwa.

Nĩgũkorwo nĩahumbĩte ũhonokio ta nguo,

na akaahumba nguo ndaaya ya ũthingu,

o ta ũrĩa mũhikania agemagia mũtwe wake na kĩremba taarĩ mũthĩnjĩri-Ngai,

na ta ũrĩa mũhiki egemagia na mathaga make ma goro.

1161:11 Kĩam 47:23; Isa 45:8Nĩgũkorwo o ta ũrĩa tĩĩri ũtũmaga mbegũ imere,

na mũgũnda ũgatũma mbegũ ikũre-rĩ,

ũguo noguo Mwathani Jehova agaatũma ũthingu na ũgooci

ciumĩre cionekane nĩ ndũrĩrĩ ciothe.