Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Some words on Freedom

Isaiah 61:1-3 (New International Version)

Isaiah 61

The Year of the LORD's Favor

1 The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me,
because the LORD has anointed me
to preach 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,
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2 to proclaim the year of the LORD's favor
and the day of vengeance of our God,
to comfort all who mourn,

3 and provide for those who grieve in Zion—
to bestow on them a crown of beauty
instead of ashes,
the oil of gladness
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.

Also quoted in Luke 4

Jeremiah 34:8-9 (New International Version)

Freedom for Slaves

8 The word came to Jeremiah from the LORD after King Zedekiah had made a covenant with all the people in Jerusalem to proclaim freedom for the slaves. 9 Everyone was to free his Hebrew slaves, both male and female; no one was to hold a fellow Jew in bondage.

Psalm 119:44-46 (New International Version)
44 I will always obey your law, for ever and ever.
45 I will walk about in freedom, for I have sought out your precepts.

3 comments:

Stacey said...

New to your blog~ LOVE these powerful verses!

He And Me + 3 said...

Great verses. Thanks for sharing.

Sarah Dawn said...

His word always blesses my day! And your kind words on my blog, splashed me as well.

Besitos (little kisses),
Sarah Dawn