Isaiah 49:26

26 I will make your oppressors eat their own flesh; they will be drunk on their own blood, as with wine. Then all mankind will know that I, the LORD, am your Savior, your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.”

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Isaiah 49:26 in Other Translations

KJV
26 And I will feed them that oppress thee with their own flesh; and they shall be drunken with their own blood, as with sweet wine: and all flesh shall know that I the LORD am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob.
ESV
26 I will make your oppressors eat their own flesh, and they shall be drunk with their own blood as with wine. Then all flesh shall know that I am the LORD your Savior, and your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob."
NLT
26 I will feed your enemies with their own flesh. They will be drunk with rivers of their own blood. All the world will know that I, the LORD, am your Savior and your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Israel. ”
MSG
26 And your enemies, crazed and desperate, will turn on themselves, killing each other in a frenzy of self-destruction. Then everyone will know that I, God, have saved you - I, the Mighty One of Jacob."
CSB
26 I will make your oppressors eat their own flesh, and they will be drunk with their own blood as with sweet wine. Then all flesh will know that I, the Lord, am your Savior, and your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob."

Isaiah 49:26 Meaning and Commentary

Isaiah 49:26

And I will feed them that oppress thee with their own flesh,
&c.] Not that they should feed upon their own flesh, because of famine, for this was not the case of Babylon when taken; but that they should destroy one another, as the Midianites did; and which was true of some of the Babylonians, who assisted Cyrus in taking the city, and destroying the inhabitants of it; and will be verified in the Popish party killing one another: and they shall be drunken with their own blood as with sweet wine;
which denotes the abundance of blood that shall be shed, and the pleasure in shedding of it. It will be a righteous thing with God to give the whore of Rome her own blood to drink, even so as to be made drunk with it as with wine, who has been drunk already with the blood of the saints, ( Revelation 16:6 ) ( 17:6 ) . The Targum is,

``I will give the flesh of them that oppress thee for food to every fowl of the heavens; and as they are drunken with wine, so the beasts of the field shall be drunken with their blood;''
see ( Revelation 19:17 Revelation 19:18 ) : and all flesh shall know that I the Lord am thy Saviour and thy
Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob;
it shall be notorious to all the world, that Jehovah, the "Lord" of lords, the Lord of the whole earth, is the "Saviour and Redeemer" of his church and people out of all their afflictions, oppressions, and persecutions, by the Romish antichrist; this will be apparently seen, and publicly owned and acknowledged, when antichrist shall be destroyed, and the church saved; by which it will be manifest, it being the Lord's work, and wondrous in the eyes of men, that he is "the mighty One of Jacob", able to help and save them.

Isaiah 49:26 In-Context

24 Can plunder be taken from warriors, or captives be rescued from the fierce ?
25 But this is what the LORD says: “Yes, captives will be taken from warriors, and plunder retrieved from the fierce; I will contend with those who contend with you, and your children I will save.
26 I will make your oppressors eat their own flesh; they will be drunk on their own blood, as with wine. Then all mankind will know that I, the LORD, am your Savior, your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.”

Cross References 7

  • 1. S Isaiah 9:4; S Isaiah 13:11
  • 2. S Isaiah 9:20
  • 3. Numbers 23:24; Jeremiah 25:27; Nahum 1:10; Nahum 3:11; Revelation 16:6
  • 4. Exodus 6:7; S Isaiah 11:9; Ezekiel 39:7
  • 5. S Isaiah 25:9
  • 6. S Job 19:25; S Isaiah 48:17
  • 7. S Genesis 49:24; S Psalms 132:2
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