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Isaiah 59:16–18

16  qHe saw that there was no man,

and wondered that there was no one to intercede;

then his own arm brought him salvation,

and his righteousness upheld him.

17  rHe put on righteousness as a breastplate,

and a helmet of salvation on his head;

he put on garments of vengeance for clothing,

and wrapped himself in szeal as a cloak.

18  tAccording to their deeds, so will he repay,

wrath to his adversaries, repayment to his enemies;

uto the coastlands he will render repayment.

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Isaiah 59:16–18 — The New International Version (NIV)

16 He saw that there was no one,

he was appalled that there was no one to intervene;

so his own arm achieved salvation for him,

and his own righteousness sustained him.

17 He put on righteousness as his breastplate,

and the helmet of salvation on his head;

he put on the garments of vengeance

and wrapped himself in zeal as in a cloak.

18 According to what they have done,

so will he repay

wrath to his enemies

and retribution to his foes;

he will repay the islands their due.

Isaiah 59:16–18 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

16 And he saw that there was no man,

And wondered that there was no intercessor:

Therefore his arm brought salvation unto him;

And his righteousness, it sustained him.

17 For he put on righteousness as a breastplate,

And an helmet of salvation upon his head;

And he put on the garments of vengeance for clothing,

And was clad with zeal as a cloke.

18 According to their deeds, accordingly he will repay,

Fury to his adversaries, recompence to his enemies;

To the islands he will repay recompence.

Isaiah 59:16–18 — New Living Translation (NLT)

16 He was amazed to see that no one intervened

to help the oppressed.

So he himself stepped in to save them with his strong arm,

and his justice sustained him.

17 He put on righteousness as his body armor

and placed the helmet of salvation on his head.

He clothed himself with a robe of vengeance

and wrapped himself in a cloak of divine passion.

18 He will repay his enemies for their evil deeds.

His fury will fall on his foes.

He will pay them back even to the ends of the earth.

Isaiah 59:16–18 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

16 He saw that there was no man,

And wondered that there was no intercessor;

Therefore His own arm brought salvation for Him;

And His own righteousness, it sustained Him.

17 For He put on righteousness as a breastplate,

And a helmet of salvation on His head;

He put on the garments of vengeance for clothing,

And was clad with zeal as a cloak.

18 According to their deeds, accordingly He will repay,

Fury to His adversaries,

Recompense to His enemies;

The coastlands He will fully repay.

Isaiah 59:16–18 — New Century Version (NCV)

16 He could not find anyone to help the people,

and he was surprised that there was no one to help.

So he used his own power to save the people;

his own goodness gave him strength.

17 He covered himself with goodness like armor.

He put the helmet of salvation on his head.

He put on his clothes for punishing

and wrapped himself in the coat of his strong love.

18 The Lord will pay back his enemies for what they have done.

He will show his anger to those who were against him;

he will punish the people in faraway places as they deserve.

Isaiah 59:16–18 — American Standard Version (ASV)

16 And he saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor: therefore his own arm brought salvation unto him; and his righteousness, it upheld him. 17 And he put on righteousness as a breastplate, and a helmet of salvation upon his head; and he put on garments of vengeance for clothing, and was clad with zeal as a mantle. 18 According to their deeds, accordingly he will repay, wrath to his adversaries, recompense to his enemies; to the islands he will repay recompense.

Isaiah 59:16–18 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

16 And he saw that there was no man, and he wondered that there was no intercessor; and his arm brought him salvation, and his righteousness, it sustained him. 17 And he put on righteousness as a breastplate, and a helmet of salvation upon his head; and he put on garments of vengeance for clothing, and was clad with zeal as a cloak. 18 According to deeds, so will he repay: fury to his adversaries, recompence to his enemies; to the islands he will repay recompence.

Isaiah 59:16–18 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

16 He sees that there’s no one to help. 

He’s astounded that there’s no one to intercede. 

So with his own power he wins a victory. 

His righteousness supports him. 

17 He puts on righteousness like a coat of armor 

and a helmet of salvation on his head. 

He wears clothes of vengeance. 

He wraps himself with fury as a coat. 

18 He will pay them back according to their deeds. 

He will pay back his opponents with wrath and punish his enemies. 

He will pay back the people who live on the coastlands. 

Isaiah 59:16–18 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

16 He saw that there was no man—

He was amazed that there was no one interceding;

so His own arm brought salvation,

and His own righteousness supported Him.

17 He put on righteousness like a breastplate,

and a helmet of salvation on His head;

He put on garments of vengeance for clothing,

and He wrapped Himself in zeal as in a cloak.

18 So He will repay according to their deeds:

fury to His enemies,

retribution to His foes,

and He will repay the coastlands.

Isaiah 59:16–18 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

16 He saw that there was no one,

and was appalled that there was no one to intervene;

so his own arm brought him victory,

and his righteousness upheld him.

17 He put on righteousness like a breastplate,

and a helmet of salvation on his head;

he put on garments of vengeance for clothing,

and wrapped himself in fury as in a mantle.

18 According to their deeds, so will he repay;

wrath to his adversaries, requital to his enemies;

to the coastlands he will render requital.

Isaiah 59:16–18 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

16 And he saw that there was no man,

and he was appalled that there was no one who intercedes,

so his arm came to assist him,

and his righteousness was what sustained him.

17 And he put on righteousness like a breastplate,

and a helmet of salvation on his head,

and he put on garments of vengeance for clothing,

and he wrapped himself in zeal as in a robe.

18 According to deeds, so he will repay;

wrath to his enemies, requital to those who are his enemies.

He will repay requital to the coastlands.

Isaiah 59:16–18 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

16 He sees that there is no one who helps his people.

He is shocked that no one stands up for them.

So he will use his own powerful arm to save them.

He has the strength to do it because he is holy.

17 He will put the armor of holiness on his chest.

He’ll put the helmet of salvation on his head.

He’ll pay people back for the wrong things they do.

He’ll wrap himself in anger as if it were a coat.

18 He will pay his enemies back for what they have done.

He’ll pour his anger out on them.

He’ll punish those who attack him.

He’ll give the people in the islands what they have coming to them.

Isaiah 59:16–18 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

16 And He saw that there was no man,

And was astonished that there was no one to intercede;

Then His own arm brought salvation to Him,

And His righteousness upheld Him.

17 He put on righteousness like a breastplate,

And a helmet of salvation on His head;

And He put on garments of vengeance for clothing

And wrapped Himself with zeal as a mantle.

18 According to their deeds, so He will repay,

Wrath to His adversaries, recompense to His enemies;

To the coastlands He will make recompense.