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[a]For the Lord has a day of vengeance,
    a year of requital for the cause of Zion.(A)

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Footnotes

  1. 34:8–17 The extreme hostility against Edom in this passage is reflected in a number of other prophetic texts from the seventh and sixth centuries B.C. (cf. e.g., 63:1–6; Jer 49:7–22; Ez 25:12–14). The animus was probably prompted by Edomite infiltration of the southern territories of Judah, especially after the Babylonian conquest of Judah.

To announce a year of favor from the Lord
    and a day of vindication by our God;
To comfort all who mourn;(A)

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