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24 Therefore, the Sovereign Lord of Heaven’s Armies,[a]
the Powerful One of Israel,[b] says this:
“Ah, I will seek vengeance[c] against my adversaries,
I will take revenge against my enemies.[d]

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  1. Isaiah 1:24 tn Heb “the master, the Lord who commands armies [traditionally, “the Lord of hosts”].” On the title “the Lord of Heaven’s Armies,” see the note at v. 9.
  2. Isaiah 1:24 tn Or “the Mighty One of Israel.”
  3. Isaiah 1:24 tn Heb “console myself” (i.e., by getting revenge); NRSV “pour out my wrath on.”
  4. Isaiah 1:24 sn The Lord here identifies with the oppressed and comes as their defender and vindicator.