41 when I sharpen My flashing sword,
and My hand takes hold of judgment,
I will take vengeance on My adversaries
and repay those who hate Me.
42 I will make My arrows drunk with blood
while My sword devours flesh—
the blood of the slain and the captives,
the heads of the enemy leaders.”[a]

43 Rejoice, you nations, concerning His people,[b](A)
for He will avenge the blood of His servants.[c]
He will take vengeance on His adversaries;[d](B)
He will purify His land and His people.[e]

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Footnotes

  1. Deuteronomy 32:42 Or the long-haired heads of the enemy
  2. Deuteronomy 32:43 LXX reads Rejoice, you heavens, along with Him, and let all the sons of God worship Him; rejoice, you nations, with His people, and let all the angels of God strengthen themselves in Him; DSS read Rejoice, you heavens, along with Him, and let all the angels worship Him; Heb 1:6
  3. Deuteronomy 32:43 DSS, LXX read sons
  4. Deuteronomy 32:43 DSS, LXX add and He will recompense those who hate Him; v. 41
  5. Deuteronomy 32:43 Syr, Tg; DSS, Sam, LXX, Vg read His people’s land

10 That day belongs to the Lord, the God of Hosts,
a day of vengeance to avenge Himself
against His adversaries.
The sword will devour and be satisfied;
it will drink its fill of their blood,
because it will be a sacrifice(A) to the Lord, the God of Hosts,
in the northern land by the Euphrates River.

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and say to it: This is what the Lord says: I am against you.(A) I will draw My sword from its sheath and cut off both the righteous and the wicked from you. Since I will cut off[a] both the righteous and the wicked, My sword will therefore come out of its sheath against everyone from the south to the north.(B) So all the people will know that I, Yahweh, have taken My sword from its sheath—it will not be sheathed again.(C)

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Footnotes

  1. Ezekiel 21:4 Lit off from you

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