For the Lord has a day of vengeance, A year of recompense for the cause of Zion.
“For the day of vengeance was in My heart, And My year of redemption has come.
To proclaim the favorable year of the Lord And the day of vengeance of our God; To comfort all who mourn,
O Lord, God of vengeance, God of vengeance, shine forth!
Say to those with anxious heart, “Take courage, fear not. Behold, your God will come with vengeance; The recompense of God will come, But He will save you.”
‘ Vengeance is Mine, and retribution, In due time their foot will slip; For the day of their calamity is near, And the impending things are hastening upon them.’
If I sharpen My flashing sword, And My hand takes hold on justice, I will render vengeance on My adversaries, And I will repay those who hate Me.
For behold, the Lord is about to come out from His place To punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity; And the earth will reveal her bloodshed And will no longer cover her slain.
“I will feed your oppressors with their own flesh, And they will become drunk with their own blood as with sweet wine; And all flesh will know that I, the Lord, am your Savior And your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob.”
He put on righteousness like a breastplate, And a helmet of salvation on His head; And He put on garments of vengeance for clothing And wrapped Himself with zeal as a mantle.
For that day belongs to the Lord God of hosts, A day of vengeance, so as to avenge Himself on His foes; And the sword will devour and be satiated And drink its fill of their blood; For there will be a slaughter for the Lord God of hosts, In the land of the north by the river Euphrates.
Hear now what the Lord is saying, “Arise, plead your case before the mountains, And let the hills hear your voice.
now, will not God bring about justice for His elect who cry to Him day and night, and will He delay long over them?
But because of your stubbornness and unrepentant heart you are storing up wrath for yourself in the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God,
but to those who are selfishly ambitious and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, wrath and indignation.
For after all it is only just for God to repay with affliction those who afflict you,
and they cried out with a loud voice, saying, “ How long, O Lord, holy and true, will You refrain from judging and avenging our blood on those who dwell on the earth?”
Rejoice over her, O heaven, and you saints and apostles and prophets, because God has pronounced judgment for you against her.”
because His judgments are true and righteous; for He has judged the great harlot who was corrupting the earth with her immorality, and He has avenged the blood of His bond-servants on her.”