Bible: Deut 32:35-43

32:35 I will get revenge and pay them back

at the time their foot slips;

for the day of their disaster is near,

and the impending judgment 1  is rushing upon them!

32:36 The Lord will judge his people,

and will change his plans concerning 2  his servants;

when he sees that their power has disappeared,

and that no one is left, whether confined or set free.

32:37 He will say, “Where are their gods,

the rock in whom they sought security,

32:38 who ate the best of their sacrifices,

and drank the wine of their drink offerings?

Let them rise and help you;

let them be your refuge!

The Vindication of the Lord

32:39See now that I, indeed I, am he!” says the Lord, 3 

“and there is no other god besides me.

I kill and give life,

I smash and I heal,

and none can resist 4  my power.

32:40 For I raise up my hand to heaven,

and say, ‘As surely as I live forever,

32:41 I will sharpen my lightning-like sword,

and my hand will grasp hold of the weapon of judgment; 5 

I will execute vengeance on my foes,

and repay those who hate me! 6 

32:42 I will make my arrows drunk with blood,

and my sword will devour flesh

the blood of the slaughtered and captured,

the chief 7  of the enemy’s leaders!’

32:43 Cry out, O nations, with his people,

for he will avenge his servantsblood;

he will take vengeance against his enemies,

and make atonement for his land and people.

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