35 Vengeance and retribution belong to me.[a](A)
In time their foot will slip,
for their day of disaster is near,
and their doom is coming quickly.”

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Footnotes

  1. 32:35 MT; LXX, reads On a day of vengeance I will repay.

41 when I sharpen my flashing sword,
and my hand takes hold of judgment,
I will take vengeance on my adversaries
and repay those who hate me.

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43 Rejoice, you nations, concerning his people,[a](A)
for he will avenge the blood of his servants.[b]
He will take vengeance on his adversaries;[c](B)
he will purify his land and his people.[d]

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Footnotes

  1. 32:43 LXX reads Rejoice, you heavens, along with him, and let all the sons of God worship him; rejoice, you nations, with his people, and let all the angels of God strengthen themselves in him; DSS read Rejoice, you heavens, along with him, and let all the angels worship him; Heb 1:6
  2. 32:43 DSS, LXX read sons
  3. 32:43 DSS, LXX add and he will repay those who hate him; v. 41
  4. 32:43 Syr, Tg; DSS, Sam, LXX, Vg read his people’s land

Psalm 94

The Just Judge

Lord, God of vengeance—
God of vengeance, shine!(A)

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inflicting vengeance on the nations
and punishment on the peoples,(A)

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24 Therefore the Lord God of Armies,
the Mighty One of Israel, declares:
“Ah, I will get even with my foes;
I will take revenge against my enemies.(A)

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17 He put on righteousness as body armor,
and a helmet of salvation on his head;(A)
he put on garments of vengeance for clothing,
and he wrapped himself in zeal as in a cloak.(B)

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Should I not punish them for these things?(A)
This is the Lord’s declaration.
Should I not avenge myself(B)
on such a nation as this?

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29 Should I not punish them for these things?
This is the Lord’s declaration.
Should I not avenge myself(A)
on such a nation as this?

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Should I not punish them for these things?
This is the Lord’s declaration.
Should I not avenge myself(A)
on such a nation as this?

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10 That day belongs to the Lord, the God of Armies,
a day of vengeance to avenge himself
against his adversaries.
The sword will devour and be satisfied;
it will drink its fill of their blood,
because it will be a sacrifice(A) to the Lord, the God of Armies,
in the northern land by the Euphrates River.(B)

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15 Raise a war cry against her on every side!
She has thrown up her hands in surrender;
her defense towers have fallen;
her walls are demolished.(A)
Since this is the Lord’s vengeance,(B)
take your vengeance on her;
as she has done, do the same to her.

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Leave Babylon;(A)
save your lives, each of you!(B)
Don’t perish because of her guilt.
For this is the time of the Lord’s vengeance—
he will pay her what she deserves.(C)

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11 Sharpen the arrows!(A)
Fill the quivers![a]
The Lord has roused the spirit
of the kings of the Medes
because his plan is aimed at Babylon
to destroy her,
for it is the Lord’s vengeance,
vengeance for his temple.(B)

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Footnotes

  1. 51:11 Or Grasp the shields!

36 Therefore, this is what the Lord says:

I am about to champion your cause(A)
and take vengeance on your behalf;
I will dry up her sea(B)
and make her fountain run dry.

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14 I will take my vengeance(A) on Edom through my people Israel, and they will deal with Edom according to my anger and wrath. So they will know my vengeance. This is the declaration of the Lord God.

Judgment against Philistia

15 “‘This is what the Lord God says: Because the Philistines acted in vengeance and took revenge with deep contempt,(B) destroying because of their perpetual hatred, 16 therefore this is what the Lord God says: I am about to stretch out my hand against the Philistines,(C) cutting off the Cherethites and wiping out what remains of the coastal peoples.[a](D) 17 I will execute severe vengeance against them with furious rebukes. They will know that I am the Lord(E) when I take my vengeance on them.’”

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Footnotes

  1. 25:16 Lit the seacoast

15 I will take vengeance in anger and wrath(A)
against the nations that have not obeyed me.

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when he takes vengeance with flaming fire(A) on those who don’t know God(B) and on those who don’t obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus.(C)

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30 For we know the one who has said,

Vengeance belongs to me; I will repay,[a][b]

and again,

The Lord will judge his people.[c](A)

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Footnotes

  1. 10:30 Other mss add says the Lord
  2. 10:30 Dt 32:35
  3. 10:30 Dt 32:36

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