God's Vengeance on the Nations
1 Who is this who comes from Edom, R2590
With garments R2591 of glowing F839 colors from Bozrah, R2592
This One who is majestic in His apparel,
Marching F840 in the greatness of His strength?
"It is I who speak in righteousness, mighty R2593 to save."
2 Why is Your apparel red,
And Your garments like the one who treads R2594 in the wine press?
3 "I R2595 have trodden the wine trough alone,
And from the peoples there was no man with Me.
I also trod R2596 them in My anger
And trampled R2597 them in My wrath;
And their R2598 lifeblood F841 is sprinkled on My garments,
And I stained F842 all My raiment.
4 "For the day R2599 of vengeance was in My heart,
And My year of redemption has come.
5 "I looked, and there was no R2600 one to help,
And I was astonished and there was no one to uphold;
So My own R2601 arm brought salvation to Me,
And My wrath upheld Me.
6 "I trod R2602 down the peoples in My anger
And made them drunk R2603 in My wrath,
And I poured F843 out their lifeblood on the earth."
God's Ancient Mercies Recalled
7 I shall make mention of the lovingkindnesses R2604 of the LORD, the praises of the LORD,
According to all that the LORD has granted us,
And the great goodness R2605 toward the house of Israel,
Which He has granted them according to His compassion R2606
And according to the abundance of His lovingkindnesses.
8 For He said, "Surely, they are My R2607 people,
Sons who will not deal falsely."
So He became their Savior. R2608
9 In all their affliction He R2609 F844 was afflicted,
And the angel R2610 of His presence saved them;
In His love R2611 and in His mercy He redeemed R2612 them,
And He lifted R2613 them and carried them all the days of old.
10 But they rebelled R2614
And grieved His Holy R2615 Spirit;
Therefore He turned Himself to become their enemy,
He fought against them.
11 Then His R2616 people remembered the days of old, of Moses.
Where is He R2617 who brought them up out of the sea with the shepherds F845 of His flock?
Where is He who put R2618 His Holy Spirit in the midst of them, F846
12 Who caused His glorious R2619 arm to go at the right hand of Moses,
Who divided R2620 the waters before them to make for Himself an everlasting name,
13 Who led them through the depths?
Like the horse in the wilderness, they did not stumble; R2621
14 As the cattle which go down into the valley,
The Spirit of the LORD R2622 gave them F847 rest.
So You led R2623 Your people,
To make for Yourself a glorious name.
"You Are Our Father"
15 Look R2624 down from heaven and see from Your holy and glorious habitation; R2625
Where are Your zeal R2626 and Your mighty deeds?
The stirrings R2627 of Your heart and Your compassion are restrained toward me.
16 For You are our Father, R2628 though Abraham R2629 does not know us
And Israel does not recognize us.
You, O LORD, are our Father,
Our Redeemer R2630 from of old is Your name.
17 Why, O LORD, do You cause R2631 us to stray from Your ways
And harden R2632 our heart from fearing You?
Return R2633 for the sake of Your servants, the tribes of Your heritage.
18 Your holy people possessed Your sanctuary for a little while,
Our adversaries have trodden R2634 it down.
19 We have become like those over whom You have never ruled,
Like those who were not called by Your name.
F839: Or crimson
F840: Lit Inclining
F841: Lit juice
F842: Lit defiled
F843: Lit brought down their juice to the earth
F844: Another reading is He was not an adversary
F845: Some mss read shepherd
F846: Lit him
F847: Lit him
R2590: Psalms 137:7; Isaiah 34:5,6; Ezekiel 25:12-14; 35:1-15; Obadiah 1:1:1-14; Malachi 1:2-5
R2591: Isaiah 63:2
R2592: Isaiah 34:6; Jeremiah 49:13; Amos 1:12
R2593: Zephaniah 3:17
R2594: Revelation 19:13,15
R2595: Revelation 14:20; 19:15
R2596: Isaiah 22:5; 28:3
R2597: Micah 7:10
R2598: Revelation 19:13
R2599: Isaiah 34:8; 35:4; 61:2; Jeremiah 51:6
R2600: Isaiah 59:16
R2601: Psalms 44:3; Isaiah 40:10; 52:10
R2602: Isaiah 22:5; 34:2; 65:12
R2603: Isaiah 29:9; 51:17,21
R2604: Psalms 25:6; 92:2; Isaiah 54:8,10
R2605: 1 Kings 8:66; Nehemiah 9:25,35
R2606: Psalms 51:1; 86:5,15; Isaiah 54:7,8; Ephesians 2:4
R2607: Exodus 6:7; Isaiah 3:15; 51:4
R2608: Isaiah 60:16
R2609: Judges 10:16
R2610: Exodus 23:20-23; 33:14,15
R2611: Deuteronomy 7:7,8
R2612: Isaiah 43:1; 52:9
R2613: Deuteronomy 1:31; 32:10-12; Isaiah 46:3
R2614: Psalms 78:40; 106:33; Acts 7:51; Ephesians 4:30
R2615: Psalms 51:11; Isaiah 63:11
R2616: Psalms 106:44,45
R2617: Isaiah 51:10
R2618: Numbers 11:17,25,29; Haggai 2:5
R2619: Exodus 6:6; 15:16
R2620: Exodus 14:21,22; Isaiah 11:15; 51:10
R2621: Jeremiah 31:9
R2622: Joshua 21:44; 23:1
R2623: Deuteronomy 32:12
R2624: Deuteronomy 26:15; Psalms 80:14
R2625: Psalms 68:5; 123:1
R2626: Isaiah 9:7; 26:11; 37:32; 42:13; 59:17
R2627: Jeremiah 31:20; Hosea 11:8
R2628: Isaiah 1:2; 64:8
R2629: Isaiah 29:22; 41:8; 51:2
R2630: Isaiah 41:14; 44:6; 60:16
R2631: Isaiah 30:28; Ezekiel 14:7-9
R2632: Isaiah 29:13,14
R2633: Numbers 10:36
R2634: Psalms 74:3-7; Isaiah 64:11