Isaiah 63 (Lexham English Bible)

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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}a to save!" 2 Why [are] your garmentsb red, and your garments like he who treads in [the] winepress? 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, butc there was no helper, and I was appalled, butd there was no one who sustains, soe my arm came to assist me, and my wrath {was what}f sustained me. 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. 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},g and the messenger of his {presence}h 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. 10 Buti they {were the ones who}j rebelled, and they grieved {his Holy Spirit},k sol he {became an enemy to them};m he himself fought against them. 11 Thenn 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}o inside him, 12 {who made}p his magnificent arm move {at}q the right hand of Moses, {who divided}r [the] waters {before them},s to make an everlasting name for himself, 13 {who led}t them through the depths? They did not stumble like [a] horse in the desert; 14 like cattle in the valley [that] goes down, the Spirit of Yahweh {gave him rest},u so you lead your people to make a magnificent name for yourself.

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}v and mercy to me hold themselves back. 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}w you. Turn back for the sake of your servants, the tribes of your inheritance. 18 {Your holy people}x took possession for [a] little [while]; our adversaries have trampled down your sanctuary. 19 We have been since antiquity; you did not rule them; {they were not called by your name}.y
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