Isaiah 1:24 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓]

Isaiah 1:24, NIV: Therefore the Lord, the LORD Almighty, the Mighty One of Israel, declares: 'Ah! I will vent my wrath on my foes and avenge myself on my enemies.

Isaiah 1:24, ESV: Therefore the Lord declares, the LORD of hosts, the Mighty One of Israel: “Ah, I will get relief from my enemies and avenge myself on my foes.

Isaiah 1:24, KJV: Therefore saith the Lord, the LORD of hosts, the mighty One of Israel, Ah, I will ease me of mine adversaries, and avenge me of mine enemies:

Isaiah 1:24, NASB: Therefore the Lord GOD of armies, The Mighty One of Israel, declares, 'Ah, I will have satisfaction against My adversaries, And avenge Myself on My enemies.

Isaiah 1:24, NLT: Therefore, the Lord, the LORD of Heaven's Armies, the Mighty One of Israel, says, 'I will take revenge on my enemies and pay back my foes!

Isaiah 1:24, CSB: Therefore the Lord God of Armies, the Mighty One of Israel, declares: "Ah, I will get even with my foes; I will take revenge against my enemies.

What does Isaiah 1:24 mean? [⇑ See verse text ⇑]

The beginning of the case against Israel's sin and faithlessness have been made by Isaiah (Isaiah 1:4) and by the Lord Himself (Isaiah 1:2). There is more to come, but the Lord has rendered a verdict. He will act against Jerusalem and Judah, making them faithful once more.

In response to the current state of Judah, the Lord declares His plan and resolution. He identifies His enemies and foes as those in Israel who are unfaithful and corrupt, those who are leading the people astray.

Isaiah uses two names for God in this verse: the Lord of hosts and the Mighty One of Israel. God is the commander of "hosts," tens of thousands of warrior angels ready to bring destruction upon His command. Both names are meant to show that God is powerful enough to bring order back to His people by removing those among them who have made themselves His enemy.