Isaiah 63 NCV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Who is this coming from Edom, from the city of Bozrah, dressed in red? Who is this dressed in fine clothes and marching forward with his great power? He says, "I, the Lord, speak what is right. I have the power to save you." 1 Who is this coming from Edom, from Bozrah, with his garments stained crimson? Who is this, robed in splendor, striding forward in the greatness of his strength? "It is I, speaking in righteousness, mighty to save."
2 Someone asks, "Why are your clothes bright red as if you had walked on the grapes to make wine?" 2 Why are your garments red, like those of one treading the winepress?
3 The Lord answers, "I have walked in the winepress alone, and no one among the nations helped me. I was angry and walked on the nations and crushed them because of my anger. Blood splashed on my clothes, and I stained all my clothing. 3 "I have trodden the winepress alone; from the nations no one was with me. I trampled them in my anger and trod them down in my wrath; their blood spattered my garments, and I stained all my clothing.
4 I chose a time to punish people, and the time has come for me to save. 4 For the day of vengeance was in my heart, and the year of my redemption has come.
5 I looked around, but I saw no one to help me. I was surprised that no one supported me. So I used my own power to save my people; my own anger supported me. 5 I looked, but there was no one to help, I was appalled that no one gave support; so my own arm worked salvation for me, and my own wrath sustained me.
6 While I was angry, I walked on the nations. In my anger I punished them and poured their blood on the ground." 6 I trampled the nations in my anger; in my wrath I made them drunk and poured their blood on the ground."
7 I will tell about the Lord's kindness and praise him for everything he has done. and for his goodness to the people of Israel. He has shown great mercy to us and has been very kind to us. 7 I will tell of the kindnesses of the LORD, the deeds for which he is to be praised, according to all the LORD has done for us-- yes, the many good things he has done for the house of Israel, according to his compassion and many kindnesses.
8 He said, "These are my people; my children will not lie to me." So he saved them. 8 He said, "Surely they are my people, sons who will not be false to me"; and so he became their Savior.
9 When they suffered, he suffered also. He sent his own angel to save them. Because of his love and kindness, he saved them. Since long ago he has picked them up and carried them. 9 In all their distress he too was distressed, and the angel of his presence saved them. In his love and mercy he redeemed them; he lifted them up and carried them all the days of old.
10 But they turned against him and made his Holy Spirit very sad. So he became their enemy, and he fought against them. 10 Yet they rebelled and grieved his Holy Spirit. So he turned and became their enemy and he himself fought against them.
11 But then his people remembered what happened long ago, in the days of Moses and the Israelites with him. Where is the Lord who brought the people through the sea, with the leaders of his people? Where is the one who put his Holy Spirit among them, 11 Then his people recalled the days of old, the days of Moses and his people-- where is he who brought them through the sea, with the shepherd of his flock? Where is he who set his Holy Spirit among them,
12 who led Moses by the right hand with his wonderful power, who divided the water before them to make his name famous forever, 12 who sent his glorious arm of power to be at Moses' right hand, who divided the waters before them, to gain for himself everlasting renown,
13 who led the people through the deep waters? Like a horse walking through a desert, the people did not stumble. 13 who led them through the depths? Like a horse in open country, they did not stumble;
14 Like cattle that go down to the valley, the Spirit of the Lord gave the people a place to rest. Lord, that is the way you led your people, and by this you won for yourself wonderful fame. 14 like cattle that go down to the plain, they were given rest by the Spirit of the LORD. This is how you guided your people to make for yourself a glorious name.
15 Lord, look down from the heavens and see; look at us from your wonderful and holy home in heaven. Where is your strong love and power? Why are you keeping your love and mercy from us? 15 Look down from heaven and see from your lofty throne, holy and glorious. Where are your zeal and your might? Your tenderness and compassion are withheld from us.
16 You are our father. Abraham doesn't know we are his children, and Israel doesn't recognize us. Lord, you are our father. You are called "the one who has always saved us." 16 But you are our Father, though Abraham does not know us or Israel acknowledge us; you, O LORD, are our Father, our Redeemer from of old is your name.
17 Lord, why are you making us wander from your ways? Why do you make us stubborn so that we don't honor you? For our sake come back to us, your servants, who belong to you. 17 Why, O LORD, do you make us wander from your ways and harden our hearts so we do not revere you? Return for the sake of your servants, the tribes that are your inheritance.
18 Your people had your Temple for a while, but now our enemies have walked on your holy place and crushed it. 18 For a little while your people possessed your holy place, but now our enemies have trampled down your sanctuary.
19 We have become like people you never ruled over, like those who have never worn your name. 19 We are yours from of old; but you have not ruled over them, they have not been called by your name.