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Isaiah 63

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63 The Lord's Victory over the Nations
1 Who is this coming
63.1-6 Is 34.5-17; Jr 49.7-22; Ez 25.12-14; 35.1-15; Am 1.11,12; Ob 1-14; Ml 1.2-5.
from Bozrah
d 63.1 Bozrah: The main city of Edom.
in Edom
with clothes stained red?
Who is this hero marching
in his glorious uniform?

“It's me, the Lord!
I have won the battle,
and I can save you!”
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1 Who is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? this that is glorious in his apparel, travelling in the greatness of his strength? I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save.
glorious: Heb. decked

2 What are those red spots?
Your clothes look stained
from stomping on grapes.
e 63.2 stomping on grapes: This is one way that grapes were crushed to make them into juice.
2 Wherefore art thou red in thine apparel, and thy garments like him that treadeth in the winefat?

3 “I alone stomped the grapes!
63.3 a Rev 14.20; 19.15; b Rev 19.13.
None of the nations helped.
I stomped nations in my anger
and stained my clothes
with their blood.
3 I have trodden the winepress alone; and of the people there was none with me: for I will tread them in mine anger, and trample them in my fury; and their blood shall be sprinkled upon my garments, and I will stain all my raiment.
4 I did this because I wanted
to take revenge—
the time had come
to rescue my people.
4 For the day of vengeance is in mine heart, and the year of my redeemed is come.
5 No one was there to help me
63.5 Is 59.16.
or to give support;
my mighty arm won the battle,
strengthened by my anger.
5 And I looked, and there was none to help; and I wondered that there was none to uphold: therefore mine own arm brought salvation unto me; and my fury, it upheld me.
6 In my fury I stomped on nations
and made them drunk;
their blood poured out
everywhere on earth.”
6 And I will tread down the people in mine anger, and make them drunk in my fury, and I will bring down their strength to the earth.
The Lord's Goodness to His People
7 I will tell about the kind deeds
the Lord has done.
They deserve praise!
The Lord has shown mercy
to the people of Israel;
he has been kind and good.
7 I will mention the lovingkindnesses of the LORD, and the praises of the LORD, according to all that the LORD hath bestowed on us, and the great goodness toward the house of Israel, which he hath bestowed on them according to his mercies, and according to the multitude of his lovingkindnesses.

8 The Lord rescued his people,
and said,
“They are mine.
They won't betray me.”
8 For he said, Surely they are my people, children that will not lie: so he was their Saviour.
9 It troubled the Lord
to see them in trouble,
and his angel saved them.
f 63.9 It ... them: One possible meaning for the difficult Hebrew text.
The Lord was truly merciful,
so he rescued his people.
He took them in his arms
and carried them all those years.
9 In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence saved them: in his love and in his pity he redeemed them; and he bare them, and carried them all the days of old.

10 Then the Lord's people
turned against him
and made
his Holy Spirit sad.
So he became their enemy
and attacked them.
10 But they rebelled, and vexed his holy Spirit: therefore he was turned to be their enemy, and he fought against them.
11 But his people remembered
what had happened
during the time of Moses.
g 63.11 But ... Moses: One possible meaning for the difficult Hebrew text.
Didn't the Lord
h 63.11 the Lord: Or “Moses.”
bring them
and their leaders
safely through the sea?
Didn't he
i 63.11 he: Or “Moses.”
give them
his Holy Spirit?
11 Then he remembered the days of old, Moses, and his people, saying, Where is he that brought them up out of the sea with the shepherd of his flock? where is he that put his holy Spirit within him?
shepherd: or, shepherds
12 The glorious power of the Lord
63.12 Ex 14.21.
marched beside Moses.
The Lord will be praised forever
for dividing the sea.
12 That led them by the right hand of Moses with his glorious arm, dividing the water before them, to make himself an everlasting name?
13 He led his people across
like horses running wild
without stumbling.
13 That led them through the deep, as an horse in the wilderness, that they should not stumble?
14 His Spirit gave them rest,
just as cattle find rest
when led into a valley.
j 63.14 His ... valley: One possible meaning for the difficult Hebrew text.
The name of the Lord was praised
for doing these things.
14 As a beast goeth down into the valley, the Spirit of the LORD caused him to rest: so didst thou lead thy people, to make thyself a glorious name.
A Prayer for Mercy and Help
15 Please, Lord, look down
from your holy and glorious
home in the heavens
and see what's going on.
Have you lost interest?
Where is your power?
Show that you care about us
k 63.15 us: Hebrew “me.”
and have mercy!
15 Look down from heaven, and behold from the habitation of thy holiness and of thy glory: where is thy zeal and thy strength, the sounding of thy bowels and of thy mercies toward me? are they restrained?
the sounding: or, the multitude
16 Our ancestors Abraham and Jacob
have both rejected us.
But you are still our Father;
you have been our protector
since ancient times.
16 Doubtless thou art our father, though Abraham be ignorant of us, and Israel acknowledge us not: thou, O LORD, art our father, our redeemer; thy name is from everlasting.
our redeemer...: or, our redeemer from everlasting is thy name

17 Why did you make us turn away
from you, our Lord?
Why did you make us want
to disobey you?
Please change your mind!
We are your servants,
your very own people.
17 O LORD, why hast thou made us to err from thy ways, and hardened our heart from thy fear? Return for thy servants' sake, the tribes of thine inheritance.
18 For a little while,
your temple belonged to us;
l 63.18 For ... us: One possible meaning for the difficult Hebrew text.
and now our enemies
have torn it down.
18 The people of thy holiness have possessed it but a little while: our adversaries have trodden down thy sanctuary.
19 We act as though you
had never ruled us
or called us your people.
19 We are thine: thou never barest rule over them; they were not called by thy name.
they...: Heb. thy name was not called upon them

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