15 Truth is lacking,
And one who turns aside from evil (A)makes himself a prey.
Now the Lord saw,
And it was [a]displeasing in His sight (B)that there was no justice.
16 And He saw that there was (C)no one,
And was amazed that there was not one to intercede;
Then His (D)own arm brought salvation to Him,
And His righteousness upheld Him.
17 He put on (E)righteousness like a breastplate,
And a (F)helmet of salvation on His head;
And He put on (G)garments of vengeance for clothing
And wrapped Himself with (H)zeal as a cloak.
18 (I)According to their deeds, [b]so will He repay:
Wrath to His adversaries, [c]retribution to His enemies;
To the coastlands He will [d]deal [e]retribution.
19 So they will fear the name of the Lord from the (J)west
And His glory from the (K)rising of the sun,
For He will (L)come like a [f]rushing stream
Which the wind of the Lord drives.
20 “A (M)Redeemer will come to Zion,
And to those in Jacob who (N)turn from wrongdoing,” declares the Lord.

21 “As for Me, this is My (O)covenant with them,” says the Lord: “My (P)Spirit who is upon you, and My (Q)words which I have put in your mouth shall not depart from your mouth, nor from the mouth of your [g]offspring, nor from the mouth of your [h]offspring’s offspring,” says the Lord, “from now and forever.”

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 59:15 Or evil
  2. Isaiah 59:18 Lit accordingly
  3. Isaiah 59:18 Lit requital
  4. Isaiah 59:18 Lit repay
  5. Isaiah 59:18 Lit requital
  6. Isaiah 59:19 Lit narrow
  7. Isaiah 59:21 Lit seed
  8. Isaiah 59:21 Lit seed