New International Version
It was for me the day of vengeance; the year for me to redeem had come.
King James Bible
For the day of vengeance is in mine heart, and the year of my redeemed is come.
Darby Bible Translation
For the day of vengeance was in my heart, and the year of my redeemed had come.
World English Bible
For the day of vengeance was in my heart, and the year of my redeemed is come.
Young's Literal Translation
For the day of vengeance is in my heart, And the year of my redeemed hath come.
Isaiah 63:4 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And of the people there was none with me - I was wholly abandoned by them: but a good meaning is, No man has had any part in making the atonement; it is entirely the work of the Messiah alone. No created being could have any part in a sacrifice that was to be of infinite merit.
And I will stain "And I have stained" - For אגאלתי egalti, a verb of very irregular formation, compounded, as they say, of the two forms of the preterite and future, a MS. has אגאלהו egalehu, the regular future with a pleonastic pronoun added to it, according to the Hebrew idiom: "And all my raiment, I have stained it." The necessity of the verb's being in the past tense seems to have given occasion to the alteration made in the end of the word. The conversive ו vau at the beginning of the sentence affects the verb, though not joined to it; of which there are many examples: -
anithani remim umikkarney עניתני רמים ומקרני "And thou wilt hear me (or hear thou me) from among the horns of the unicorns,"
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryMighty to Save
'Mighty to save.'--ISAIAH lxiii. 1. We have here a singularly vivid and dramatic prophecy, thrown into the form of a dialogue between the prophet and a stranger whom he sees from afar striding along from the mountains of Edom, with elastic step, and dyed garments. The prophet does not recognise him, and asks who he is. The Unknown answers, 'I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save.' Another question follows, seeking explanation of the splashed crimson garments of the stranger, and its answer …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
A Mighty Saviour
Perea. Beyond Jordan.
Some Man May Say: "If There be not in the Dead any Care For...
For this is the time of punishment in fulfillment of all that has been written.
For the great day of their wrath has come, and who can withstand it?"
Let the redeemed of the LORD tell their story-- those he redeemed from the hand of the foe,
Therefore the Lord, the LORD Almighty, the Mighty One of Israel, declares: "Ah! I will vent my wrath on my foes and avenge myself on my enemies.
Zion will be delivered with justice, her penitent ones with righteousness.
For the LORD has a day of vengeance, a year of retribution, to uphold Zion's cause.
say to those with fearful hearts, "Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you."
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