1 Who is this coming from Edom, ¶ from Bozrah, with his garments stained crimson? ¶ Who is this, robed in splendor, ¶ striding forward in the greatness of his strength? ¶ "It is I, proclaiming victory, ¶ mighty to save."
2 Why are your garments red, ¶ like those of one treading the winepress?
3 "I have trodden the winepress alone; ¶ from the nations no one was with me. ¶ I trampled them in my anger ¶ and trod them down in my wrath; ¶ their blood spattered my garments, ¶ and I stained all my clothing.
4 It was for me the day of vengeance; the year for me to redeem had come.
5 I looked, but there was no one to help, I was appalled that no one gave support; ¶ so my own arm achieved salvation for me, ¶ and my own wrath sustained me.
6 I trampled the nations in my anger; in my wrath I made them drunk ¶ and poured their blood on the ground."
7 I will tell of the kindnesses of the LORD, ¶ the deeds for which he is to be praised, ¶ according to all the LORD has done for us — ¶ yes, the many good things ¶ he has done for Israel, ¶ according to his compassion and many kindnesses.
8 He said, "Surely they are my people, children who will be true to me"; ¶ and so he became their Savior.
9 In all their distress he too was distressed, and the angel of his presence saved them. [^1] In his love and mercy he redeemed them; ¶ he lifted them up and carried them ¶ all the days of old.
10 Yet they rebelled and grieved his Holy Spirit. ¶ So he turned and became their enemy ¶ and he himself fought against them.
11 Then his people recalled [^2] the days of old, ¶ the days of Moses and his people — ¶ where is he who brought them through the sea, ¶ with the shepherd of his flock? ¶ Where is he who set ¶ his Holy Spirit among them,
12 who sent his glorious arm of power to be at Moses' right hand, ¶ who divided the waters before them, ¶ to gain for himself everlasting renown,
13 who led them through the depths? Like a horse in open country, ¶ they did not stumble;
14 like cattle that go down to the plain, they were given rest by the Spirit of the LORD. ¶ This is how you guided your people ¶ to make for yourself a glorious name.
15 Look down from heaven and see, ¶ from your lofty throne, holy and glorious. ¶ Where are your zeal and your might? ¶ Your tenderness and compassion are withheld from us.
16 But you are our Father, though Abraham does not know us ¶ or Israel acknowledge us; ¶ you, LORD, are our Father, ¶ our Redeemer from of old is your name.
17 Why, LORD, do you make us wander from your ways and harden our hearts so we do not revere you? ¶ Return for the sake of your servants, ¶ the tribes that are your inheritance.
18 For a little while your people possessed your holy place, but now our enemies have trampled down your sanctuary.
19 We are yours from of old; but you have not ruled over them, ¶ they have not been called [^3] by your name.