Vengeance is mine, and recompense, for the time when their foot shall slip; because the day of their calamity is at hand, their doom comes swiftly.
Indeed the Lord will vindicate his people, have compassion on his servants, when he sees that their power is gone, neither bond nor free remaining.
Then he will say: Where are their gods, the rock in which they took refuge,
who ate the fat of their sacrifices, and drank the wine of their libations? Let them rise up and help you, let them be your protection!
See now that I, even I, am he; there is no god besides me. I kill and I make alive; I wound and I heal; and no one can deliver from my hand.
For I lift up my hand to heaven, and swear: As I live forever,
when I whet my flashing sword, and my hand takes hold on judgment; I will take vengeance on my adversaries, and will repay those who hate me.
I will make my arrows drunk with blood, and my sword shall devour flesh— with the blood of the slain and the captives, from the long-haired enemy.
Praise, O heavens, a his people, worship him, all you gods! b For he will avenge the blood of his children, c and take vengeance on his adversaries; he will repay those who hate him, d and cleanse the land for his people. e44
Moses came and recited all the words of this song in the hearing of the people, he and Joshua f son of Nun.
When Moses had finished reciting all these words to all Israel,
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