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Isaiah 63 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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The Lord’s Day of Vengeance

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:1 - Who is this who comes from Edom,
in crimsoned garments from Bozrah,
he who is splendid in his apparel,
marching in the greatness of his strength?
“It is I, speaking in righteousness,
mighty to save.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:2 - Why is your apparel red,
and your garments like his who treads in the winepress?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:3 - “I have trodden the winepress alone,
and from the peoples no one was with me;
I trod them in my anger
and trampled them in my wrath;
their lifeblood[fn] spattered on my garments,
and stained all my apparel.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:4 - For the day of vengeance was in my heart,
and my year of redemption[fn] had come.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:5 - I looked, but there was no one to help;
I was appalled, but there was no one to uphold;
so my own arm brought me salvation,
and my wrath upheld me.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:6 - I trampled down the peoples in my anger;
I made them drunk in my wrath,
and I poured out their lifeblood on the earth.”

The Lord’s Mercy Remembered

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:7 - I will recount the steadfast love of the LORD,
the praises of the LORD,
according to all that the LORD has granted us,
and the great goodness to the house of Israel
that he has granted them according to his compassion,
according to the abundance of his steadfast love.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:8 - For he said, “Surely they are my people,
children who will not deal falsely.”
And he became their Savior.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:9 - In all their affliction he was afflicted,[fn]
and the angel of his presence saved them;
in his love and in his pity he redeemed them;
he lifted them up and carried them all the days of old.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:10 - But they rebelled
and grieved his Holy Spirit;
therefore he turned to be their enemy,
and himself fought against them.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:11 - Then he remembered the days of old,
of Moses and his people.[fn]
Where is he who brought them up out of the sea
with the shepherds of his flock?
Where is he who put in the midst of them
his Holy Spirit,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:12 - who caused his glorious arm
to go at the right hand of Moses,
who divided the waters before them
to make for himself an everlasting name,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:13 - who led them through the depths?
Like a horse in the desert,
they did not stumble.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:14 - Like livestock that go down into the valley,
the Spirit of the LORD gave them rest.
So you led your people,
to make for yourself a glorious name.

Prayer for Mercy

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:15 - Look down from heaven and see,
from your holy and beautiful[fn] habitation.
Where are your zeal and your might?
The stirring of your inner parts and your compassion
are held back from me.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:16 - For you are our Father,
though Abraham does not know us,
and Israel does not acknowledge us;
you, O LORD, are our Father,
our Redeemer from of old is your name.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:17 - O LORD, why do you make us wander from your ways
and harden our heart, so that we fear you not?
Return for the sake of your servants,
the tribes of your heritage.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:18 - Your holy people held possession for a little while;[fn]
our adversaries have trampled down your sanctuary.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:19 - We have become like those over whom you have never ruled,
like those who are not called by your name.
ESV Footnotes
Or their juice; also verse 6
Or the year of my redeemed
Or he did not afflict
Or Then his people remembered the days of old, of Moses
Or holy and glorious
Or They have dispossessed your holy people for a little while

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