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Isaiah 63 :: New International Version (NIV)

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God’s Day of Vengeance and Redemption

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:1 - Who is this coming from Edom, from Bozrah, with his garments stained crimson? Who is this, robed in splendor, striding forward in the greatness of his strength? “It is I, proclaiming victory, mighty to save.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:2 - Why are your garments red, like those of one treading the winepress?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:3 - “I have trodden the winepress alone; from the nations no one was with me. I trampled them in my anger and trod them down in my wrath; their blood spattered my garments, and I stained all my clothing.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:4 - It was for me the day of vengeance; the year for me to redeem had come.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:5 - I looked, but there was no one to help, I was appalled that no one gave support; so my own arm achieved salvation for me, and my own wrath sustained me.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:6 - I trampled the nations in my anger; in my wrath I made them drunk and poured their blood on the ground.”

Praise and Prayer

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:7 - I will tell of the kindnesses of the LORD, the deeds for which he is to be praised, according to all the LORD has done for us— yes, the many good things he has done for Israel, according to his compassion and many kindnesses.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:8 - He said, “Surely they are my people, children who will be true to me”; and so he became their Savior.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:9 - In all their distress he too was distressed, and the angel of his presence saved them.[fn] In his love and mercy he redeemed them; he lifted them up and carried them all the days of old.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:10 - Yet they rebelled and grieved his Holy Spirit. So he turned and became their enemy and he himself fought against them.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:11 - Then his people recalled[fn] the days of old, the days of Moses and his people— where is he who brought them through the sea, with the shepherd of his flock? Where is he who set his Holy Spirit among them,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:12 - who sent his glorious arm of power to be at Moses’ right hand, who divided the waters before them, to gain for himself everlasting renown,
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:13 - who led them through the depths? Like a horse in open country, they did not stumble;
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:14 - like cattle that go down to the plain, they were given rest by the Spirit of the LORD. This is how you guided your people to make for yourself a glorious name.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:15 - Look down from heaven and see, from your lofty throne, holy and glorious. Where are your zeal and your might? Your tenderness and compassion are withheld from us.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:16 - But you are our Father, though Abraham does not know us or Israel acknowledge us; you, LORD, are our Father, our Redeemer from of old is your name.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:17 - Why, LORD, do you make us wander from your ways and harden our hearts so we do not revere you? Return for the sake of your servants, the tribes that are your inheritance.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:18 - For a little while your people possessed your holy place, but now our enemies have trampled down your sanctuary.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:19 - We are yours from of old; but you have not ruled over them, they have not been called[fn] by your name.
NIV Footnotes
Or Savior 9 in their distress. / It was no envoy or angel / but his own presence that saved them
Or Savior 9 in their distress. / It was no envoy or angel / but his own presence that saved them
Or But may he recall
Or We are like those you have never ruled, / like those never called

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