Godís Day of Vengeance and Redemption
63:1 Who is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed
garments from Bozrah? this that is glorious in his apparel,
travelling in the greatness of his strength? I that speak in
righteousness, mighty to save.
63:2 Wherefore art thou red in thine apparel, and thy
garments like him that treadeth in the winefat?
63:3 I have trodden the winepress alone; and of the people
there was none with me: for I will tread them in mine anger,
and trample them in my fury; and their blood shall be
sprinkled upon my garments, and I will stain all my raiment.
63:4 For the day of vengeance is in mine heart, and the
year of my redeemed is come.
63:5 And I looked, and there was none to help; and I
wondered that there was none to uphold: therefore mine own
arm brought salvation unto me; and my fury, it upheld me.
63:6 And I will tread down the people in mine anger, and
make them drunk in my fury, and I will bring down their
strength to the earth.
Praise and Prayer
63:7 I will mention the lovingkindnesses of the
LORD, and the praises of the LORD, according to all that the
LORD hath bestowed on us, and the great goodness toward the
house of Israel, which he hath bestowed on them according to
his mercies, and according to the multitude of his
63:8 For he said, Surely they are my people, children that
will not lie: so he was their Saviour.
63:9 In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the
angel of his presence saved them: in his love and in his
pity he redeemed them; and he bare them, and carried them
all the days of old.
63:10 But they rebelled, and vexed his holy Spirit:
therefore he was turned to be their enemy, and he fought
63:11 Then he remembered the days of old, Moses, and his
people, saying, Where is he that brought them up out of the
sea with the shepherd of his flock? where is he that put his
holy Spirit within him?
63:12 That led them by the right hand of Moses with his
glorious arm, dividing the water before them, to make
himself an everlasting name?
63:13 That led them through the deep, as an horse in the
wilderness, that they should not stumble?
63:14 As a beast goeth down into the valley, the Spirit of
the LORD caused him to rest: so didst thou lead thy people,
to make thyself a glorious name.
63:15 Look down from heaven, and behold from the habitation
of thy holiness and of thy glory: where is thy zeal and thy
strength, the sounding of thy bowels and of thy mercies
toward me? are they restrained?
63:16 Doubtless thou art our father, though Abraham be
ignorant of us, and Israel acknowledge us not: thou, O LORD,
art our father, our redeemer; thy name is from everlasting.
63:17 O LORD, why hast thou made us to err from thy ways,
and hardened our heart from thy fear? Return for thy
servants' sake, the tribes of thine inheritance.
63:18 The people of thy holiness have possessed it but a
little while: our adversaries have trodden down thy
63:19 We are thine: thou never barest rule over them; they
were not called by thy name.