EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
1. THE LORD HIS-rt SPIRIT FINISH DESCEND-ON-me ME.
WHY? OUR LORD ANOINT ME.
HE-rt SEND ME INFORM POOR PEOPLE HAPPY N-E-W-S
PLUS IF HEART DISAPPOINTED, ME HELP HEAL.
2. SLAVE, ME ANNOUNCE OPRESSION-OFF.
PRISONER, HE-rt CAUSE FREE.
KNOW-THAT THIS YEAR LORD FAVOR (2h)YOU.
HE-rt PAY-OFF OUR SIN DEBT. DON'T MOURN.
3. THE LORD HIS-rt SPIRIT FINISH DESCEND-ON-me ME.
THE LORD HIS-rt SPIRIT ANOINT ME.
THE LORD HIS-rt SPIRIT NOW SEND ME
HELP POOR PEOPLE DISAPPOINTED HEAL CAN.
Notes: THE - Underlined words are honorific indices ("indexes"), using the FT of the upturned palm to indicate who is being honored.
DESCEND-ON-me - , PO > NDS, FO up, moves down to shoulder height from level above head with curvy path.
ANOINT - [A dot] circles head with DH thumb pointing down.
OPPRESSION-OFF - Starts like PRESSURE, DH [B], PO down, FO away, push down slightly on [S], PO > DS, FO away, then the DH is brought upwards suddenly and the signer mouths "off".
FAVOR - PREFER.
PAY-OFF - [open 8] runs middle finger up palm (> wrist), changes to a [B], PO down, and then moves back across palm.
SIN - (2h)[X] touch their respective sides of the mouth, descend to neutral space and circle antisymmetrically parallel to the chest. For an animated gif of this sign, see Animated dictionary of religious signs - Deaf Missions: Sin.
DEBT - [1^] taps FT against palm of [B], PO up, FO away. For a QuickTime file of this sign, see ASL Pro: Debt.
DON'T - (2h)[B], POs down, cross at wrists, then uncross moving horizontally and emphatically. For a QuickTime movie of this sign, see ASL browser - don't.
MOURN - (2h)[S] twist at heart.
The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
because our Lord has anointed me.
He has sent me to bring glad tidings
to the poor and to heal the broken hearted,
to proclaim liberty to the captives
and to set the prisoners free,
to announce a year of favor from the Lord,
and our day of vindication to comfort all who mourn.
The Spirit of God is upon me.
The Spirit of God has anointed me.
The Spirit of God now doth send me
to the poor to heal the broken-hearted.