Bible: Isaiah 59:16-21

The Lord Intervenes

59:16 He sees there is no advocate; 1 

he is shocked 2  that no one intervenes.

So he takes matters into his own hands; 3 

his desire for justice drives him on. 4 

59:17 He wears his desire for justice 5  like body armor, 6 

and his desire to deliver is like a helmet on his head. 7 

He puts on the garments of vengeance 8 

and wears zeal like a robe.

59:18 He repays them for what they have done,

dispensing angry judgment to his adversaries

and punishing his enemies. 9 

He repays the coastlands. 10 

59:19 In the west, people respect 11  the Lord’s reputation; 12 

in the east they recognize his splendor. 13 

For he comes like a rushing 14  stream

driven on by wind sent from the Lord. 15 

59:20A protector 16  comes to Zion,

to those in Jacob who repent of their rebellious deeds,” 17  says the Lord.

59:21As for me, this is my promise to 18  them,” says the Lord. “My spirit, who is upon you, and my words, which I have placed in your mouth, will not depart from your mouth or from the mouths of your children and descendants from this time forward,” 19  says the Lord.

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