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.

Luganda Contemporary Bible

Isaaya 61:1-11

Amawulire Amalungi ag’Obulokozi

161:1 a Is 11:2 b Zab 45:7 c Mat 11:5; Luk 7:22 d Is 57:15 e Is 42:7; 49:9Omwoyo wa Mukama Katonda ali ku nze,

kubanga Mukama anfuseeko amafuta okubuulira abaavu n’abali obubi ebigambo ebirungi,

antumye okuyimusa abalina emitima egimenyese.

Okulangirira eddembe eri abawambe,

n’abasibe bateebwe

bave mu makomera.

261:2 a Is 49:8; Luk 4:18-19* b Is 34:8 c Is 57:18; Mat 5:4Okulangirira omwaka gwa Mukama

ogw’okulabiramu obulungi bwe;

olunaku lwa Mukama olw’okuwalanirako eggwanga

era n’okuzzaamu amaanyi abo bonna abakungubaga.

361:3 Is 60:20-21Okugabirira abo bonna abali mu Sayuuni abakungubaga,

okubawa engule ey’obubalagavu mu kifo ky’evvu,

n’amafuta ag’essanyu mu kifo ky’ennaku.

Ekyambalo ky’okutendereza

mu kifo ky’omwoyo w’okukeŋŋeentererwa

balyoke bayitibwe miti gy’abutuukirivu, ebisimbe bya Mukama,

balyoke baweebwe ekitiibwa.

461:4 Is 49:8; Ez 36:33; Am 9:14Baliddamu

bazimbe ebyali bizise,

balirongoosa ebibuga

ebyali byerabirwa edda.

561:5 Is 14:1-2Abaamawanga balibalundira ebisibo byammwe,

abagwira babakolere mu nnimiro zammwe ne mu nnimiro z’emizabbibu.

661:6 a Kuv 19:6; 1Pe 2:5 b Is 60:11Era muyitibwe bakabona ba Mukama,

abantu baliboogerako ng’abaweereza ba Mukama,

mulirya obugagga bw’amawanga,

era mu bugagga bwabwe mwe mulyenyumiririza.

761:7 Is 40:2; Zek 9:12Mu kifo ky’ensonyi,

abantu bange baliddizibwawo emirundi ebiri.

Mu kifo ky’okuswala

basanyuke olw’ebyo bye balifuna

era balifuna omugabo gwa mirundi ebiri,

essanyu lyabwe liribeerera emirembe gyonna.

861:8 a Zab 11:7; Is 5:16 b Is 55:3“Kubanga nze, Mukama, njagala obwenkanya,

nkyawa okunyaga era n’obutali butuukirivu.

Mu bwesigwa bwange ndibasasula

era nkole nabo endagaano ey’emirembe n’emirembe.

9N’ezzadde lyabwe liritutumuka nnyo mu mawanga

n’abaana baabwe eri abantu.

Abo bonna abalibalaba balibamanya,

nti bantu Mukama be yawa omukisa.”

1061:10 a Is 25:9; Kbk 3:18 b Zab 132:9; Is 52:1 c Is 49:18; Kub 21:2Nsanyukira nnyo mu Mukama,

emmeeme yange esanyukira mu Katonda wange.

Kubanga annyambazizza ebyambalo eby’obulokozi

era n’anteekako n’omunagiro ogw’obutuukirivu,

ng’omugole omusajja bw’ayambala engule nga kabona,

ng’omugole omukazi bw’ayambala amayinja ge ag’omuwendo.

1161:11 Zab 85:11Kuba nga ettaka bwe livaamu ebimera,

era ng’ennimiro bwereetera ensigo okumeruka,

bw’atyo Mukama Katonda bwalireeta obutuukirivu n’ettendo okumeruka,

ensi zonna zikirabe.