THE BOOK OF THE PROPHET
Isaiah 63 ©
The prophet describes the glorious victory of Christ over the enemies of His church, v. 1, etc. The praise and commendation of God’s great goodness, 7. And a confession of the people sins, for which God was offended, 10. But had compassion again, calling to mind His former mercies, 11. A prayer for further grace and protection, 15.
WHO1is this that cometh 2from Edom, 3with dyed garments from 4Bozrah? this that is 5glorious in his apparel, 6travelling 7in the greatness of his strength? 8I 9that speak in righteousness, 10mighty to save.
11Wherefore art thou reda in thine apparel, and thy garments like him 12that treadeth in the winefatb?
13I have trodden 14the winepress alone; 15and of the people there was none with me: for I will tread them in mine anger, and trample them in my fury; and 16their blood shall be sprinkled upon my garments, and I will stain all my raiment.
For 17thec day of vengeance is in mine heart, and 18the year of my redeemed is come.
19Andd I looked, and there was none to help; 20and I wondered that there was none to uphold: 21therefore mine own arm brought salvation unto me; and 22my fury, it upheld me.
And 23I will tread down the people in mine anger, and 24make them drunk in my fury, and I will bring down 25their strength to the earth.
¶ 26I will mention the lovingkindnesses of the LORD, and 27the praises of the LORD, 28according to all that the LORD hath bestowed on us, and the great goodness toward the house of Israel, which he hath bestowed on them according to his mercies, and according to the multitude of his lovingkindnesses.
For 29he said, Surely they are my people, children 30that will not lie: so 31he was their Saviour.
32In all their affliction he was afflicted, and 33the angel of his presence saved them: 34ine his love and in his pity he redeemed them; and 35he bare them, and carried them 36all the days of old.
¶ 37Butf they rebelled, and 38vexed 39his holy Spirit: 40therefore he was turned to be their enemy, and he fought against them.
Then he remembered 41the days of old, Moses, and his people, saying, 42Where is he that brought them up 43out of the sea 44with the shepherd 45of his flock? where is he that put his holy Spirit within 46him?
47That led them by the right hand of Moses with his glorious arm, dividing 48the water before them, to make himself an everlasting name?
That 49led them 50through the deep, as an horse in the wilderness, 51that they should not stumble?g
52As 53a beast goeth down into the valley, the Spirit of the LORD caused 54him 55to rest: so didst 56thou lead thy people, to make thyself a glorious name.
¶Lookh down from heaven, and behold 57from the habitation of thy holiness and of thy glory: where is 58thy zeal and 59thy strength, 60the sounding 61of thy bowels and of thy mercies toward me? 62are they restrained?
63Doubtless thou art our father, though Abraham be ignorant of us, and Israel acknowledge us not: thou, O LORD, art our father, 64our redeemer; thy name is from everlasting.
¶O LORD, why hast thou 65made us to err from thy ways, and 66hardened our heart 67from thy fear? 68Return 69for thy servants’ sake, 70the tribes 71of thine inheritance.
The people of thy holiness have possessed 72it 73but a little while: 74our adversaries have trodden down 75thyi sanctuary.
76We 77are thine: thou never barest rule over them; 78they were not called by thy name.