English Standard Version
For the LORD has a day of vengeance, a year of recompense for the cause of Zion.
King James Bible
For it is the day of the LORD'S vengeance, and the year of recompences for the controversy of Zion.
American Standard Version
For Jehovah hath a day of vengeance, a year of recompense for the cause of Zion.
For it is the day of the vengeance of the Lord, the year of recompenses of the judgment of Sion.
English Revised Version
For it is the day of the LORD'S vengeance, the year of recompence in the controversy of Zion.
Webster's Bible Translation
For it is the day of the LORD'S vengeance, and the year of recompenses for the controversy of Zion.
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CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
What the prophet here foretells relates to all nations, and to every individual within them, in their relation to the congregation of Jehovah. He therefore commences with the appeal in Isaiah 34:1-3 : "Come near, ye peoples, to hear; and he nations, attend. Let the earth hear, and that which fills it, the world, and everything that springs from it. For the indignation of Jehovah will fall upon all nations, and burning wrath upon all their host; He has laid the ban upon them, delivered them to the slaughter. And their slain are cast away, and their corpses - their stench will arise, and mountains melt with their blood." The summons does not invite them to look upon the completion of the judgment, but to hear the prophecy of the future judgment; and it is issued to everything on the earth, because it would all have to endure the judgment upon the nations (see at Isaiah 5:25; Isaiah 13:10). The expression qetseph layehōvâh implies that Jehovah was ready to execute His wrath (compare yōm layehōvâh in Isaiah 34:8 and Isaiah 2:12). The nations that are hostile to Jehovah are slaughtered, the bodies remain unburied, and the streams of blood loosen the firm masses of the mountains, so that they melt away. On the stench of the corpses, compare Ezekiel 39:11. Even if châsam, in this instance, does not mean "to take away the breath with the stench," there is no doubt that Ezekiel had this prophecy of Isaiah in his mind, when prophesying of the destruction of Gog and Magog (Ezekiel 39).
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever, and they have no rest, day or night, these worshipers of the beast and its image, and whoever receives the mark of its name."
Wail, for the day of the LORD is near; as destruction from the Almighty it will come!
Say to those who have an anxious heart, "Be strong; fear not! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God. He will come and save you."
Your nakedness shall be uncovered, and your disgrace shall be seen. I will take vengeance, and I will spare no one.
to proclaim the year of the LORD's favor, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn;
For the day of vengeance was in my heart, and my year of redemption had come.
The days of punishment have come; the days of recompense have come; Israel shall know it. The prophet is a fool; the man of the spirit is mad, because of your great iniquity and great hatred.
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