The office of Christ.
Isaiah 61:1 The sprete of the Lorde God is vpon me, for the Lorde hath anoynted me, and sent me, to preach good tydynges vnto the poore, that I myght bynde vp the wounded hertes, that I myght preach delyueraunce to the captyue, and open the preson to them that are bounde: Isaiah 61:2 that I myght declare the acceptable yeare of the Lorde, and the daye of the vengeaunce of oure God: that I myght comforte all them that are in heuynesse, Isaiah 61:3 that I myght geue vnto them þt mourne in Sion, that I myght geue I saye, bewty in the steade of ashes, ioyfull oyntement for syghthinge, pleasaunt rayment for an heuy mynde: That they myght be called trees of ryghteousnesse, a plantynge of the Lorde for hym to reioyce in.
Isaiah 61:4 They shall buylde the longe rough wyldernes, & sett vp the olde deserte. They shall repayre the waste places, & soch as haue bene voyde thorowe out many generacyons. Isaiah 61:5 Straungers shall stande and fede youre catel, and the Aleauntes shalbe youre plowmen & dressers of youre vynes. Isaiah 61:6 But ye shalbe named the prestes of the Lorde, and men shall call you the seruauntes of oure God. Ye shall enioye the goodes of the Gentiles, and triumphe in their substaunce.
and blessings of the faithful.
Isaiah 61:7 For youre greate reprofe youe shall haue double ioye, and for shame, shalt they haue ioye of their porcyon. For they shall haue double possession in their lande, and euerlastynge ioye shalbe with them. Isaiah 61:8 For I the Lorde, which loue ryght and hate robbery (though it were offred me) shall make theyr workes full of faythfulnes & make an euerlastinge couenaunt with them. Isaiah 61:9 Their sede also and their generacion shalbe knowen amonge the Gentiles, and amonge the people. All they that se them, shall knowe that they are the hye blessed sede of the Lord. Isaiah 61:10 And therfore I am ioyfull in the Lorde, & my soule reioyseth in my God. For he hath put vpon me the garment of saluacion, & couered me with the mantle of ryghteousnes. He shall decke me lyke a brydegrome, and as a bride þt hath hyr apparell vpon her. Isaiah 61:11 For lyke as the grounde bryngeth forth frute, & as the garden shoteth forth sede: So shall the Lord God cause righteousnes, and prayse to God to florysh forth, before all the Heathen.