New International Version
For the LORD has a day of vengeance, a year of retribution, to uphold Zion's cause.
King James Bible
For it is the day of the LORD'S vengeance, and the year of recompences for the controversy of Zion.
Darby Bible Translation
For it is the day of Jehovah's vengeance, the year of recompenses for the controversy 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,)
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The year of recompenses for the controversy of Zion "The year of recompense to the defender of the cause of Zion" - As from דון dun, דין din, a judge; so from רוב rub, ריב rib, an advocate, or defender; Judici Sionis: Syriac.
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Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; Thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel T here is a species of the sublime in writing, which seems peculiar to the Scripture, and of which, properly, no subjects but those of divine revelation are capable, With us, things inconsiderable in themselves are elevated by splendid images, which give them an apparent importance beyond what they can justly claim. Thus the poet, when describing a battle among bees, by a judicious selection of epithets …
John Newton—Messiah Vol. 2
And the smoke of their torment will rise for ever and ever. There will be no rest day or night for those who worship the beast and its image, or for anyone who receives the mark of its name."
Wail, for the day of the LORD is near; it will come like destruction from the Almighty.
say to those with fearful hearts, "Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you."
Your nakedness will be exposed and your shame uncovered. I will take vengeance; I will spare no one."
to proclaim the year of the LORD's favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn,
It was for me the day of vengeance; the year for me to redeem had come.
The days of punishment are coming, the days of reckoning are at hand. Let Israel know this. Because your sins are so many and your hostility so great, the prophet is considered a fool, the inspired person a maniac.
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