Yahweh’s Day of Vengeance

1 Who [is] this, coming from Edom, from Bozrah [in] bright red garments? [Who is] this honored in his garment, lying down in his great strength? "[It is] I, speaking in justice, {mighty} to save!"

References for Isaiah 63:1

    • a 63:1 - Literally "great"
      2 Why [are] your garments red, and your garments like he who treads in [the] winepress?

      References for Isaiah 63:2

        • b 63:2 - Hebrew "garment"
          3 "I have trodden [the] winepress alone, and there was no man from [the] peoples with me. And I trod them in my anger, and I trampled them in my wrath, and spattered their juice on my garments, and stained all my clothing,
          4 for [the] day of vengeance [was] in my heart, and the year of my blood-vengeance has come!
          5 And I looked, but there was no helper, and I was appalled, but there was no one who sustains, so my arm came to assist me, and my wrath {was what} sustained me.

          References for Isaiah 63:5

              6 And I trampled peoples in my anger, and I made them drunk in my wrath, and I brought their juice down to the earth."

              Remembering Yahweh’s Mercy

              7 I will mention the loyal love of Yahweh, the praises of Yahweh, according to all that Yahweh has done for us, and [the] greatness of goodness to the house of Israel that he has done to them according to his mercy and the abundance of his loyal love.

              References for Isaiah 63:7

                  8 And he said, "Surely my people [are] children; they will not break faith." And he became a Savior to them.
                  9 In all their distress, {there was no distress}, and the messenger of his {presence} saved them, in his love and compassion he himself redeemed them, and he lifted them up, and he supported them all [the] days of old.

                  References for Isaiah 63:9

                    • g 63:9 - The reading tradition (Qere) has "he had distress"
                    • h 63:9 - Literally "face"
                      10 But they {were the ones who} rebelled, and they grieved {his Holy Spirit}, so he {became an enemy to them}; he himself fought against them.

                      References for Isaiah 63:10

                        • i 63:10 - Or "And"
                        • j 63:10 - Literally "they"
                        • k 63:10 - Literally "the spirit of his holiness"
                        • l 63:10 - Or "and"
                        • m 63:10 - Literally "was changed to them to one who is hostile"
                          11 Then his people remembered the days of old, [of] Moses. Where [is] the one who led up them from [the] sea with the shepherds of his flock? Where [is] the one who puts {his Holy Spirit} inside him,

                          References for Isaiah 63:11

                            • n 63:11 - Or "And"
                            • o 63:11 - Literally "the spirit of his holiness"
                              12 {who made} his magnificent arm move {at} the right hand of Moses, {who divided} [the] waters {before them}, to make an everlasting name for himself,

                              References for Isaiah 63:12

                                • p 63:12 - Literally "bringing"
                                • q 63:12 - Literally "to"
                                • r 63:12 - Literally "dividing"
                                • s 63:12 - Literally "from their face"
                                  13 {who led} them through the depths? They did not stumble like [a] horse in the desert;

                                  References for Isaiah 63:13

                                    • t 63:13 - Literally "leading"
                                      14 like cattle in the valley [that] goes down, the Spirit of Yahweh {gave him rest}, so you lead your people to make a magnificent name for yourself.

                                      References for Isaiah 63:14

                                        • u 63:14 - Literally "caused to rest"

                                          Prayer for Mercy

                                          15 Look from heaven, and see from the lofty residence of your holiness and glory. Where [are] your zeal and strength? {Your compassion} and mercy to me hold themselves back.

                                          References for Isaiah 63:15

                                            • v 63:15 - Literally "The agitation of your intestines"
                                              16 For you [are] our father, although Abraham does not know us, and Israel does not acknowledge us. You, Yahweh [are] our father, Our Redeemer from [of] old [is] your name.
                                              17 Why do you make us wander, Yahweh? You harden our heart from your ways {so that we do not fear} you. Turn back for the sake of your servants, the tribes of your inheritance.

                                              References for Isaiah 63:17

                                                • w 63:17 - Literally "from the fear of"
                                                  18 {Your holy people} took possession for [a] little [while]; our adversaries have trampled down your sanctuary.

                                                  References for Isaiah 63:18

                                                    • x 63:18 - Literally "The people of your holiness"
                                                      19 We have been since antiquity; you did not rule them; {they were not called by your name}.

                                                      References for Isaiah 63:19

                                                        • y 63:19 - Literally "your name was not called over them"