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26 I will make your oppressors eat their own flesh;
they will get drunk on their own blood, as if it were wine.[a]
Then all humankind[b] will recognize that
I am the Lord, your Deliverer,
your Protector,[c] the Powerful One of Jacob.”[d]

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  1. Isaiah 49:26 sn Verse 26a depicts siege warfare and bloody defeat. The besieged enemy will be so starved they will eat their own flesh. The bloodstained bodies lying on the blood-soaked battle site will look as if they collapsed in drunkenness.
  2. Isaiah 49:26 tn Heb “flesh” (so KJV, NASB).
  3. Isaiah 49:26 tn Heb “your redeemer.” See the note at 41:14.
  4. Isaiah 49:26 tn Or “the Mighty One of Jacob.” See 1:24.

26 I will make your oppressors(A) eat(B) their own flesh;
    they will be drunk on their own blood,(C) as with wine.
Then all mankind will know(D)
    that I, the Lord, am your Savior,(E)
    your Redeemer,(F) the Mighty One of Jacob.(G)

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