Yes, truth is gone, and anyone who tries to live a godly life is soon attacked.The LORD looked and was displeased to find that there was no justice.
He was amazed to see that no one intervened to help the oppressed. So he himself stepped in to save them with his mighty power and justice.
He put on righteousness as his body armor and placed the helmet of salvation on his head. He clothed himself with the robes of vengeance and godly fury.
He will repay his enemies for their evil deeds. His fury will fall on his foes in distant lands.
Then at last they will respect and glorify the name of the LORD throughout the world. For he will come like a flood tide driven by the breath of the LORD.
"The Redeemer will come to Jerusalema," says the LORD, "to buy back those in Israel b who have turned from their sins.
And this is my covenant with them," says the LORD. "My Spirit will not leave them, and neither will these words I have given you. They will be on your lips and on the lips of your children and your children's children forever. I, the LORD, have spoken!"
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)