Isaiah 63
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God’s Day of Vengeance

1“Who is this coming from Edom,

from Bozrah, in garments stained crimson?

Who is this, robed in such splendor,

marching in his great might?

It is I, speaking in vindication,

mighty to save.

2“Why is your clothing red,

and your garments like those worn by the ones who tread in the winepress?a

3“I have trodden the winepress alone,

and from my peopleb no one was with me,

I trampled them in my anger

and trod them down in my wrath;

their lifeblood spattered on my garments,c

and I stainedd all my clothing.

4“For the day of vengeance was in my heart,

and the year for my redeeming work had come.

5I looked, but there was no helper,

I was appalled that there was no one to give support;e

so my own armf brought me victory,

and as for my wrath, it supported me.

6I trampled peopleg in my anger;

in my wrath I made them drunk

and I poured out their lifeblood on the ground.”

God’s Grace to Israel

7I will recount the gracious deeds of the LORD,

the praiseworthy acts of the LORD,

according to all the LORD has done for us—

yes, the great goodness to the house of Israel

that he has granted them according to his mercy,

according to the abundance of his gracious love.

8For he said, “Surely they are my people,

children who won’t act falsely.”

And so he became their savior.

9In all their distress he wasn’t distressed,h

but the angel of his presence saved them;

in his acts of lovei and in his actsj of pity he redeemed them;

he carried them and lifted them upk all the days of old.

10Yet they rebelled

and grieved his Holy Spirit;

so he changed and became their enemy,

andl he himself fought against them.

11Then theym remembered the days of old,

of Moses his servant.

Where is the one who brought upn out of the sea

theo shepherds of his flock?

Where is the one who put his Holy Spirit among them,

12andp who made his glorious armq march at Moses’ right hand,

who divided the waters in front of them

to winr an everlasting name,

13who led them through the depths?

Like a horse in the open desert,

they did not stumble;

14like cattle that go down into the valley,

the Spirit of the LORD gave them rest.

Fors you led your people,

to win for yourself a glorious name.

God the Father

15Look down from heaven, and see

from your holy and glorious dwelling.

Where are your zeal and your might?

Where are the yearning of your heart and your compassion?

They are held back from me.

16But you are our Father,

event Abraham does not know us

and Israel has not acknowledgedu us;

you are he,v O LORD, our Father,

from long ago, ‘Our Redeemer’ is your name.

17Why, LORD, do you make us wanderw from your ways

and harden our hearts, so that we do not fear you?

Turn back for the sake of your servants,

for the sake of the tribes that are your heritage.

18Your holy people took possessionx for a little while,

but now our enemies have trampled down your sanctuary.

19For a long time we have been those you do not rule,

those who are not called by your name.

a 63:2 So 1QIsaa; or coriander or clothing
b 63:3 So 1QIsaa; 1QIsab MT LXX read from the peoples
c 63:3 So 1QIsab MT LXX; 1QIsaa lacks I trampled…my garment
d 63:3 So 1QIsaa 1QIsab; MT verb I stained is problematic.
e 63:5 So 1QIsaa; 1QIsab MT read to support me
f 63:5 i.e. the Messiah
g 63:6 Lit. peoples
h 63:9 So 1QIsaa MT; some MTmss read he was distressed.
i 63:9 So 1QIsaa; MT reads in his love; LXX reads because of his love for them
j 63:9 So 1QIsaa; MT reads act of pity
k 63:9 So 1QIsaa; 1QIsab MT read lifted them up and carried them
l 63:10 So 1QIsaa LXX; MT lacks and
m 63:11 i.e. his people
n 63:11 So 1QIsaa LXX; MT reads brought them up
o 63:11 So 1QIsaa; MT reads with the
p 63:12 So 1QIsaa; MT LXX lack and
q 63:12 i.e. the Meessiah; lit. arm of his glories; so1QIsaa; MT reads arm of his glory
r 63:12 So 1QIsaa; MT LXX read to win for himself
s 63:14 So 1QIsaa; MT LXX read This is how
t 63:16 Lit. and; so 1QIsaa; MT LXX read but or although
u 63:16 So 1QIsaa LXX; MT reads Israel does not acknowledge
v 63:16 So 1QIsaa; 1QIsab MT LXX read you
w 63:17 So 1QIsaa; MT LXX read do you make us wander, LORD
x 63:18 So 1QIsaa (sing.); MT is pl.; LXX reads so that we may take possession

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