Isaiah 34:8
New International Version
For the LORD has a day of vengeance, a year of retribution, to uphold Zion’s cause.

New Living Translation
For it is the day of the LORD’s revenge, the year when Edom will be paid back for all it did to Israel.

English Standard Version
For the LORD has a day of vengeance, a year of recompense for the cause of Zion.

Berean Study Bible
For the LORD has a day of vengeance, a year of recompense for the cause of Zion.

King James Bible
For it is the day of the LORD'S vengeance, and the year of recompences for the controversy of Zion.

New King James Version
For it is the day of the LORD’s vengeance, The year of recompense for the cause of Zion.

New American Standard Bible
For the LORD has a day of vengeance, A year of retribution for the cause of Zion.

NASB 1995
For the LORD has a day of vengeance, A year of recompense for the cause of Zion.

NASB 1977
For the LORD has a day of vengeance, A year of recompense for the cause of Zion.

Amplified Bible
For the LORD has a day of vengeance, A year of retribution for the cause of Zion.

Christian Standard Bible
For the LORD has a day of vengeance, a time of paying back Edom for its hostility against Zion.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the LORD has a day of vengeance, a time of paying back Edom for its hostility against Zion.

American Standard Version
For Jehovah hath a day of vengeance, a year of recompense for the cause of Zion.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because of the day of vengeance for LORD JEHOVAH, and the year of vengeance for the judgment of Zion

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For it is the day of judgement of the Lord, and the year of the recompence of Sion in judgement.

Contemporary English Version
The LORD has chosen the year and the day, when he will take revenge and come to Zion's defense.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For it is the day of the vengeance of the Lord, the year of recompenses of the judgment of Sion.

English Revised Version
For it is the day of the LORD'S vengeance, the year of recompence in the controversy of Zion.

Good News Translation
This is the time when the LORD will rescue Zion and take vengeance on her enemies.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD will have a day of vengeance, a year of revenge in defense of Zion.

International Standard Version
For the LORD has a day of vengeance, a year of recompense for Zion's cause.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For the LORD hath a day of vengeance, A year of recompense for the controversy of Zion.

Literal Standard Version
(For a day of vengeance [is] to YHWH, A year of recompenses for Zion’s strife),

NET Bible
For the LORD has planned a day of revenge, a time when he will repay Edom for her hostility toward Zion.

New Heart English Bible
For the LORD has a day of vengeance, a year of recompense for the cause of Zion.

World English Bible
For Yahweh has a day of vengeance, a year of recompense for the cause of Zion.

Young's Literal Translation
(For a day of vengeance is to Jehovah, A year of recompences for Zion's strife,)

Additional Translations ...
Context
God's Judgments on the Nations
7And the wild oxen will fall with them, the young bulls with the strong ones. Their land will be drenched with blood, and their soil will be soaked with fat. 8For the LORD has a day of vengeance, a year of recompense for the cause of Zion. 9Edom’s streams will be turned to tar, and her soil to sulfur; her land will become a blazing pitch.…

Cross References
Revelation 14:11
And the smoke of their torment rises forever and ever. Day and night there is no rest for those who worship the beast and its image, or for anyone who receives the mark of its name."

Isaiah 13:6
Wail, for the Day of the LORD is near; it will come as destruction from the Almighty.

Isaiah 35:4
Say to those with anxious hearts: "Be strong, do not fear! Behold, your God will come with vengeance. With divine retribution He will come to save you."

Isaiah 47:3
Your nakedness will be uncovered and your shame will be exposed. I will take vengeance; I will spare no one."

Isaiah 61:2
to proclaim the year of the LORD's favor and the day of our God's vengeance, to comfort all who mourn,

Isaiah 63:4
For the day of vengeance was in My heart, and the year of My redemption had come.

Hosea 9:7
The days of punishment have come; the days of retribution have arrived--let Israel know it. The prophet is called a fool, and the inspired man insane, because of the greatness of your iniquity and hostility.


Treasury of Scripture

For it is the day of the LORD's vengeance, and the year of recompenses for the controversy of Zion.

Isaiah 26:21
For, behold, the LORD cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.

Isaiah 35:4
Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you.

Isaiah 49:26
And I will feed them that oppress thee with their own flesh; and they shall be drunken with their own blood, as with sweet wine: and all flesh shall know that I the LORD am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob.









(8) The year of recompences for the controversy of Zion . . .--The long-delayed day of retribution should come at last. This would be the outcome from the hand of Jehovah for the persistent hostility of the Edomites to the city which He had chosen.

Verse 8. - The day of the Lord's vengeance (comp. Isaiah 61:2 and Isaiah 63:4). In all three places the "day" of God's vengeance is contrasted with the "year" of his recompense, to show how infinite is his mercy, how short-lived, comparatively speaking, his auger. Mr. Cheyne well compares the concluding clauses of the second commandment, where "retribution is declared to descend to the third and fourth generation, but mercy to the thousandth." Recompenses for the controversy of Zion; rather, for the vindication of Zion; i.e. for the maintenance of her right in the quarrel between her and her enemies.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
For
כִּ֛י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's 3588: A relative conjunction

the LORD
לַֽיהוָ֑ה (Yah·weh)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

has a day
י֥וֹם (yō·wm)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3117: A day

of vengeance,
נָקָ֖ם (nā·qām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5359: Vengeance

a time
שְׁנַ֥ת (šə·naṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 8141: A year

of retribution
שִׁלּוּמִ֖ים (šil·lū·mîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 7966: A requital, retribution, a fee

for [Edom’s] hostility
לְרִ֥יב (lə·rîḇ)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 7379: Strife, dispute

against Zion.
צִיּֽוֹן׃ (ṣî·yō·wn)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 6726: Zion -- a mountain in Jerusalem, also a name for Jerusalem


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