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15 Truth(A) is nowhere to be found,
and whoever shuns evil becomes a prey.
The Lord looked and was displeased
that there was no justice.(B)
16 He saw that there was no one,(C)
he was appalled that there was no one to intervene;(D)
so his own arm achieved salvation(E) for him,
and his own righteousness(F) sustained him.
17 He put on righteousness as his breastplate,(G)
and the helmet(H) of salvation on his head;
he put on the garments(I) of vengeance(J)
and wrapped himself in zeal(K) as in a cloak.
18 According to what they have done,
so will he repay(L)
wrath to his enemies
and retribution to his foes;
he will repay the islands(M) their due.
19 From the west,(N) people will fear the name of the Lord,
and from the rising of the sun,(O) they will revere his glory.(P)
For he will come like a pent-up flood
that the breath(Q) of the Lord drives along.[a]
21 “As for me, this is my covenant(U) with them,” says the Lord. “My Spirit,(V) who is on you, will not depart from you,(W) and my words that I have put in your mouth(X) will always be on your lips, on the lips of your children and on the lips of their descendants—from this time on and forever,” says the Lord.
- Isaiah 59:19 Or When enemies come in like a flood, / the Spirit of the Lord will put them to flight