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Isaiah 63 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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Judgment against the LORD’s Enemies
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:1 - Who is this who comes from Edom,
from the city of Bozrah,
with his clothing stained red?
Who is this in royal robes,
marching in his great strength?
“It is I, the LORD, announcing your salvation!
It is I, the LORD, who has the power to save!”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:2 - Why are your clothes so red,
as if you have been treading out grapes?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:3 - “I have been treading the winepress alone;
no one was there to help me.
In my anger I have trampled my enemies
as if they were grapes.
In my fury I have trampled my foes.
Their blood has stained my clothes.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:4 - For the time has come for me to avenge my people,
to ransom them from their oppressors.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:5 - I was amazed to see that no one intervened
to help the oppressed.
So I myself stepped in to save them with my strong arm,
and my wrath sustained me.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:6 - I crushed the nations in my anger
and made them stagger and fall to the ground,
spilling their blood upon the earth.”
Praise for Deliverance
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:7 - I will tell of the LORD’s unfailing love.
I will praise the LORD for all he has done.
I will rejoice in his great goodness to Israel,
which he has granted according to his mercy and love.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:8 - He said, “They are my very own people.
Surely they will not betray me again.”
And he became their Savior.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:9 - In all their suffering he also suffered,
and he personally[fn] rescued them.
In his love and mercy he redeemed them.
He lifted them up and carried them
through all the years.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:10 - But they rebelled against him
and grieved his Holy Spirit.
So he became their enemy
and fought against them.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:11 - Then they remembered those days of old
when Moses led his people out of Egypt.
They cried out, “Where is the one who brought Israel through the sea,
with Moses as their shepherd?
Where is the one who sent his Holy Spirit
to be among his people?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:12 - Where is the one whose power was displayed
when Moses lifted up his hand—
the one who divided the sea before them,
making himself famous forever?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:13 - Where is the one who led them through the bottom of the sea?
They were like fine stallions
racing through the desert, never stumbling.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:14 - As with cattle going down into a peaceful valley,
the Spirit of the LORD gave them rest.
You led your people, LORD,
and gained a magnificent reputation.”
Prayer for Mercy and Pardon
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:15 - LORD, look down from heaven;
look from your holy, glorious home, and see us.
Where is the passion and the might
you used to show on our behalf?
Where are your mercy and compassion now?
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:16 - Surely you are still our Father!
Even if Abraham and Jacob[fn] would disown us,
LORD, you would still be our Father.
You are our Redeemer from ages past.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:17 - LORD, why have you allowed us to turn from your path?
Why have you given us stubborn hearts so we no longer fear you?
Return and help us, for we are your servants,
the tribes that are your special possession.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:18 - How briefly your holy people possessed your holy place,
and now our enemies have destroyed it.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 63:19 - Sometimes it seems as though we never belonged to you,
as though we had never been known as your people.
NLT Footnotes
Hebrew and the angel of his presence.
Hebrew Israel. See note on 14:1.

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