40 I raise my hand to heaven and declare:
As surely as I live forever,
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.
42 I will make my arrows drunk with blood
while my sword devours flesh—
the blood of the slain and the captives,
the heads of the enemy leaders.”[a]

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

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Footnotes

  1. 32:42 Or the long-haired heads of the enemy
  2. 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
  3. 32:43 DSS, LXX read sons
  4. 32:43 DSS, LXX add and he will recompense those who hate him; 41 
  5. 32:43 Syr, Tg; DSS, Sam, LXX, Vg read his people’s land

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