The Lord’s Day of Vengeance

63 Who is this coming from Edom(A)
in crimson-stained garments from Bozrah—
this One who is splendid in His apparel,
rising up proudly[a] in His great might?

It is I, proclaiming vindication,[b]
powerful to save.

Why are Your clothes red,
and Your garments like one who treads a winepress?(B)

I trampled the winepress alone,
and no one from the nations was with Me.
I trampled them in My anger
and ground them underfoot in My fury;
their blood spattered My garments,
and all My clothes were stained.
For I planned the day of vengeance,[c](C)
and the year of My redemption[d] came.
I looked, but there was no one to help,(D)
and I was amazed that no one assisted;
so My arm accomplished victory for Me,
and My wrath assisted Me.
I crushed nations in My anger;
I made them drunk with My wrath(E)
and poured out their blood on the ground.(F)

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 63:1 Syr, Vg read apparel, striding forward
  2. Isaiah 63:1 Or righteousness
  3. Isaiah 63:4 Lit For day of vengeance in My heart
  4. Isaiah 63:4 Or blood revenge

12 Let the nations be roused
and come to the Valley of Jehoshaphat,
for there I will sit down
to judge all the surrounding nations.(A)
13 Swing the sickle
because the harvest is ripe.(B)
Come and trample the grapes
because the winepress is full;(C)
the wine vats overflow
because the wickedness of the nations is great.(D)

14 Multitudes, multitudes(E)
in the valley of decision!
For the Day of the Lord is near(F)
in the valley of decision.
15 The sun and moon will grow dark,
and the stars will cease their shining.(G)

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17 Then another angel who also had a sharp sickle came out of the sanctuary in heaven. 18 Yet another angel, who had authority over fire, came from the altar, and he called with a loud voice to the one who had the sharp sickle, “Use your sharp sickle and gather the clusters of grapes from earth’s vineyard, because its grapes have ripened.” 19 So the angel swung his sickle toward earth and gathered the grapes from earth’s vineyard, and he threw them into the great winepress of God’s wrath.(A) 20 Then the press was trampled outside the city, and blood flowed out of the press up to the horses’ bridles for about 180 miles.[a](B)

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Footnotes

  1. Revelation 14:20 Lit 1,600 stadia

15 A sharp[a] sword(A) came from His mouth, so that He might strike the nations with it.(B) He will shepherd[b] them with an iron scepter.(C) He will also trample the winepress of the fierce anger of God,(D) the Almighty.

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Footnotes

  1. Revelation 19:15 Other mss add double-edged
  2. Revelation 19:15 Or rule

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