40 I raise My hand to heaven and declare:
As surely as I live forever,
41 when I sharpen My flashing sword,
and My hand takes hold of judgment,
I will take vengeance on My adversaries
and repay those who hate Me.
42 I will make My arrows drunk with blood
while My sword devours flesh—
the blood of the slain and the captives,
the heads of the enemy leaders.”[a]

43 Rejoice, you nations, concerning His people,[b](A)
for He will avenge the blood of His servants.[c]
He will take vengeance on His adversaries;[d](B)
He will purify His land and His people.[e]

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Footnotes

  1. Deuteronomy 32:42 Or the long-haired heads of the enemy
  2. Deuteronomy 32:43 LXX reads Rejoice, you heavens, along with Him, and let all the sons of God worship Him; rejoice, you nations, with His people, and let all the angels of God strengthen themselves in Him; DSS read Rejoice, you heavens, along with Him, and let all the angels worship Him; Heb 1:6
  3. Deuteronomy 32:43 DSS, LXX read sons
  4. Deuteronomy 32:43 DSS, LXX add and He will recompense those who hate Him; v. 41
  5. Deuteronomy 32:43 Syr, Tg; DSS, Sam, LXX, Vg read His people’s land

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