International Children’s Bible
40 I raise my hand toward heaven and make this promise:
As surely as I live forever,
41 I will sharpen my flashing sword.
And I will take it in my hand to judge.
I will punish my enemies.
I will pay back those who hate me.
42 My arrows will be covered with their blood.
My sword will eat their flesh.
The blood will flow from those who are killed and the captives.
The heads of the enemy leaders will be cut off.”
New International Version
40 I lift my hand(A) to heaven and solemnly swear:
As surely as I live forever,(B)
41 when I sharpen my flashing sword(C)
and my hand grasps it in judgment,
I will take vengeance(D) on my adversaries
and repay those who hate me.(E)
42 I will make my arrows drunk with blood,(F)
while my sword devours flesh:(G)
the blood of the slain and the captives,
the heads of the enemy leaders.”