The Lord is angry with all nations;
    his wrath(A) is on all their armies.
He will totally destroy[a](B) them,
    he will give them over to slaughter.(C)

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 34:2 The Hebrew term refers to the irrevocable giving over of things or persons to the Lord, often by totally destroying them; also in verse 5.

For the Lord has a day(A) of vengeance,(B)
    a year of retribution,(C) to uphold Zion’s cause.

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say(A) to those with fearful hearts,(B)
    “Be strong, do not fear;(C)
your God will come,(D)
    he will come with vengeance;(E)
with divine retribution
    he will come to save(F) you.”

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Your nakedness(A) will be exposed
    and your shame(B) uncovered.
I will take vengeance;(C)
    I will spare no one.(D)

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17 He put on righteousness as his breastplate,(A)
    and the helmet(B) of salvation on his head;
he put on the garments(C) of vengeance(D)
    and wrapped himself in zeal(E) as in a cloak.

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to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor(A)
    and the day of vengeance(B) of our God,
to comfort(C) all who mourn,(D)

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It was for me the day of vengeance;(A)
    the year for me to redeem had come.

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“Flee(A) from Babylon!
    Run for your lives!
    Do not be destroyed because of her sins.(B)
It is time(C) for the Lord’s vengeance;(D)
    he will repay(E) her what she deserves.

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13 “Then my anger will cease and my wrath(A) against them will subside, and I will be avenged.(B) And when I have spent my wrath on them, they will know that I the Lord have spoken in my zeal.(C)

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