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Isaiah 61 is the sixty-first chapter of the Book of Isaiah in the Hebrew Bible or the Old Testament of the Christian Bible. This book contains the prophecies spoken by the prophet Isaiah, and is a part of the Book of the Prophets.[1][2]

Isaiah 61
Great Isaiah Scroll.jpg
The Great Isaiah Scroll, the best preserved of the biblical scrolls found at Qumran from the second century BC, contains all the verses in this chapter.
Book Book of Isaiah
Bible part Old Testament
Order in the Bible part 23
Category Nevi'im



Textual versionsEdit

Some most ancient manuscripts containing this chapter in Hebrew language:

  • Masoretic Text (10th century)
  • Dead Sea Scrolls: (2nd century BC)[3]
    • 1QIsaa: complete
    • 1QIsab: extant: verses 1‑2
    • 4QIsab (4Q56): extant: verses 1‑3
    • 4QIsah (4Q62): extant: verses 1-2
    • 4QIsam (4Q66): extant: verses 3-6

Ancient translations in Koine Greek:


This chapter can be grouped into:

Verse 1Edit

The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me;
because the Lord hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek;
he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim liberty to the captives,
and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;[4]

Verse 2Edit

To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord,
and the day of vengeance of our God;
to comfort all that mourn;[5]

Verse 4Edit

And they shall build the old wastes, they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the waste cities, the desolations of many generations.[6]

Cross reference: Isaiah 58:12

See alsoEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ J. D. Davis. 1960. A Dictionary of The Bible. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Book House.
  2. ^ Theodore Hiebert, et al. 1996. The New Interpreter's Bible: Volume VI. Nashville: Abingdon.
  3. ^ Timothy A. J. Jull; Douglas J. Donahue; Magen Broshi; Emanuel Tov (1995). "Radiocarbon Dating of Scrolls and Linen Fragments from the Judean Desert". Radiocarbon. 38 (1): 14. Retrieved 26 November 2014. 
  4. ^ Isaiah 61:1
  5. ^ Isaiah 61:2
  6. ^ Isaiah 61:4

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