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Isaiah 1:24


1:24 Therefore, the sovereign Lord who commands armies, 1 

the powerful ruler of Israel, 2  says this:

“Ah, I will seek vengeance 3  against my adversaries,

I will take revenge against my enemies. 4 

Isaiah 49:26


49:26 I will make your oppressors eat their own flesh;

they will get drunk on their own blood, as if it were wine. 5 

Then all humankind 6  will recognize that

I am the Lord, your deliverer,

your protector, 7  the powerful ruler of Jacob.” 8 

1 tn Heb “the master, the Lord who commands armies [traditionally, the Lord of hosts].” On the title “the Lord who commands armies,” see the note at v. 9.

2 tn Heb “the powerful [one] of Israel.”

3 tn Heb “console myself” (i.e., by getting revenge); NRSV “pour out my wrath on.”

4 sn The Lord here identifies with the oppressed and comes as their defender and vindicator.

5 sn Verse 26a depicts siege warfare and bloody defeat. The besieged enemy will be so starved they will their own flesh. The bloodstained bodies lying on the blood-soaked battle site will look as if they collapsed in drunkenness.

6 tn Heb “flesh” (so KJV, NASB).

7 tn Heb “your redeemer.” See the note at 41:14.

8 tn Heb “the powerful [one] of Jacob.” See 1:24.

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