Good news of
because he has chosen me to
He has sent me to tell good news to poor people.
He has sent me to
He has sent me to tell
They can go out of their prisons!
‘This is the year when the Lord will be kind to his people.’
It is the time when our God will
He has sent me to comfort people who are weeping
because they are sad.
will become strong again.
They will not put ashes on their heads any more.
Instead, they will wear beautiful hats.
Instead of weeping,
they will have
They will not feel
but they will sing happy songs to
People will call them ‘Strong trees that show God's
They will be like trees that the Lord himself has planted
to show how great he is.
Once again, they will live in the cities
that have been empty for so long.
‘Foreign people will take care of your sheep for you.
They will work on your farms,
and they will take care of your
You will enjoy valuable things from other
that you receive from them.
Instead, you will receive twice as much
People will not say that you are
Instead, you will live happily on your own land.
Yes, my people will have twice the
And so they will always be very happy.
or they do other wrong things.
Because I am
I will give help to my people.
I will make a
that will continue for ever.
among the other
Everyone who sees them will know
that the Lord has
because of what the Lord, my God, has done.
I have so much
He has given
like clothes that I can wear all the time.
I have his
He makes me handsome,
He makes me beautiful,
to grow everywhere.
It will grow like crops in the fields,
and like plants that grow in a garden.
Then his people will
and all the