36 “aFor the Lord will vindicate His people,
bAnd will have compassion on His servants,
When He sees that their 1strength is gone,
And there is none remaining, bond or free.
37 “And He will say, ‘aWhere are their gods,
The rock in which they sought refuge?
38 ‘aWho ate the fat of their sacrifices,
And drank the wine of their drink offering?
bLet them rise up and help you,
Let them be your hiding place!
39 ‘aSee now that I, I am He,
bAnd there is no god besides Me;
cIt is I who put to death and give life.
dI have wounded and it is I who heal,
eAnd there is no one who can deliver from My hand.
40 ‘Indeed, aI lift up My hand to heaven,
And say, as I live forever,
And My hand takes hold on justice,
bI will render vengeance on My adversaries,
And I will repay those who hate Me.
42 ‘aI will make My arrows drunk with blood,
bAnd My sword will devour flesh,
With the blood of the slain and the captives,
From the long-haired 1leaders of the enemy.’
43 “aRejoice, O nations, with His people;
bFor He will avenge the blood of His servants,
cAnd will render vengeance on His adversaries,
dAnd will atone for His land and His people.”