The Lord will ·pay back his enemies [L repay] ·for what they have done [according to their deeds]. He will show his ·anger [wrath] to ·those who were against him [his adversaries] and will ·punish [repay] his ·enemies [foes]; he will ·punish [repay] the ·people in faraway places [or islands; or coastlands] as they deserve.
The Lord will pay back his enemies for what they have done. He will show his anger to those who were against him. He will punish the people in faraway places. He will give them the punishment they should have.
God looked and saw evil looming on the horizon— so much evil and no sign of Justice. He couldn’t believe what he saw: not a soul around to correct this awful situation. So he did it himself, took on the work of Salvation, fueled by his own Righteousness. He dressed in Righteousness, put it on like a suit of armor, with Salvation on his head like a helmet, Put on Judgment like an overcoat, and threw a cloak of Passion across his shoulders. He’ll make everyone pay for what they’ve done: fury for his foes, just deserts for his enemies. Even the far-off islands will get paid off in full. In the west they’ll fear the name of God, in the east they’ll fear the glory of God, For he’ll arrive like a river in flood stage, whipped to a torrent by the wind of God.
According to their gemulot (deeds, dealings), so He will repay, chemah (fury, wrath) to His adversaries, gemul (recompence) to His oyevim (enemies); to the iyim (islands) He will repay gemul (recompence, due).
As to vengeance, as to (the) yielding of indignation to his enemies, and to requiting of time to his adversaries (and the time of requiting for his adversaries), (yea,) he shall yield while (even) to [the] isles.
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