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Isaiah 59:16

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 

Isaiah 63:5


63:5 I looked, but there was no one to help;

I was shocked because there was no one offering support. 5 

So my right arm accomplished deliverance;

my raging anger drove me on. 6 

1 tn Heb “man” (so KJV, ASV); TEV “no one to help.”

2 tn Or “appalled” (NAB, NIV, NRSV), or “disgusted.”

3 tn Heb “and his arm delivers for him.”

4 tn Heb “and his justice [or “righteousness”] supports him.”

5 sn See Isa 59:16 for similar language.

6 tn Heb “and my anger, it supported me”; NIV “my own wrath sustained me.”

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