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17 He wears his desire for justice[a] like body armor,[b]
and his desire to deliver is like a helmet on his head.[c]
He puts on the garments of vengeance[d]
and wears zeal like a robe.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 59:17 tn Or “righteousness” (KJV, NASB, NIV, NRSV, NLT); NCV “goodness.”
  2. Isaiah 59:17 tn Or “a breastplate” (traditional; so many English versions); TEV “a coat of armour.”
  3. Isaiah 59:17 tn Heb “and [as] a helmet deliverance on his head.”
  4. Isaiah 59:17 tn Heb “and he puts on the clothes of vengeance [as] a garment.”

17 He put on righteousness as his breastplate,(A)
    and the helmet(B) of salvation on his head;
he put on the garments(C) of vengeance(D)
    and wrapped himself in zeal(E) as in a cloak.

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