The Lord is a zealous 1 and avenging 2 God; the Lord is avenging and very angry. 3 The Lord takes vengeance 4 against his foes; he sustains his rage 5 against his enemies.
for jealousy kindles 1 a husband’s 2 rage, and he will not show mercy 3 when he takes revenge.
For the Lord has planned a day of revenge, 1 a time when he will repay Edom for her hostility toward Zion. 2
For I looked forward to the day of vengeance, and then payback time arrived. 1
“Exact vengeance 1 for the Israelites on the Midianites 2 – after that you will be gathered to your people.” 3
I will sharpen my lightning-like sword, and my hand will grasp hold of the weapon of judgment; 1 I will execute vengeance on my foes, and repay those who hate me! 2
The godly 1 will rejoice when they see vengeance carried out; they will bathe their feet in the blood of the wicked.
Let your private parts be exposed! Your genitals will be on display! 1 I will get revenge; I will not have pity on anyone,” 2
to announce the year when the Lord will show his favor, the day when our God will seek vengeance, 1 to console all who mourn,
To arouse anger, to take vengeance, I have placed her blood on an exposed rock so that it cannot be covered up.
I will angrily seek vengeance on the nations that do not obey me.” 1
“If a man strikes his male servant or his female servant with a staff so that he or she 1 dies as a result of the blow, 2 he will surely be punished. 3
I will bring on you an avenging sword, a covenant vengeance. 1 Although 2 you will gather together into your cities, I will send pestilence among you and you will be given into enemy hands. 3
I will get revenge and pay them back at the time their foot slips; for the day of their disaster is near, and the impending judgment 1 is rushing upon them!”
Tell those who panic, 1 “Be strong! Do not fear! Look, your God comes to avenge! With divine retribution he comes to deliver you.” 2
He wears his desire for justice 1 like body armor, 2 and his desire to deliver is like a helmet on his head. 3 He puts on the garments of vengeance 4 and wears zeal like a robe.
“This is what the sovereign Lord says: ‘Edom 1 has taken vengeance against the house of Judah; they have made themselves fully culpable 2 by taking vengeance 3 on them. 4
“This is what the sovereign Lord says: ‘The Philistines 1 have exacted merciless revenge, 2 showing intense scorn 3 in their effort to destroy Judah 4 with unrelenting hostility. 5
Samson called to the Lord, “O Master, Lord, 1 remember me! Strengthen me just one more time, O God, so I can get swift revenge 2 against the Philistines for my two eyes!”