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Who is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? this that is glorious in his apparel, travelling in the greatness of his strength? I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save.
Wherefore art thou red in thine apparel, and thy garments like him that treadeth in the winefat?
I have trodden the winepress alone; and of the people there was none with me: for I will tread them in mine anger, and trample them in my fury; and their blood shall be sprinkled upon my garments, and I will stain all my raiment.
For the day of vengeance is in mine heart, and the year of my redeemed is come.
And I looked, and there was none to help; and I wondered that there was none to uphold: therefore mine own arm brought salvation unto me; and my fury, it upheld me.
And I will tread down the people in mine anger, and make them drunk in my fury, and I will bring down their strength to the earth.
I will mention the lovingkindnesses of the LORD, and the praises of the LORD, according to all that the LORD hath bestowed on us, and the great goodness toward the house of Israel, which he hath bestowed on them according to his mercies, and according to the multitude of his lovingkindnesses.
For he said, Surely they are my people, children that will not lie: so he was their Saviour.
In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence saved them: in his love and in his pity he redeemed them; and he bare them, and carried them all the days of old.
But they rebelled, and vexed his holy Spirit: therefore he was turned to be their enemy, and he fought against them.
Then he remembered the days of old, Moses, and his people, saying, Where is he that brought them up out of the sea with the shepherd of his flock? where is he that put his holy Spirit within him?
That led them by the right hand of Moses with his glorious arm, dividing the water before them, to make himself an everlasting name?
That led them through the deep, as an horse in the wilderness, that they should not stumble?
As a beast goeth down into the valley, the Spirit of the LORD caused him to rest: so didst thou lead thy people, to make thyself a glorious name.
Look down from heaven, and behold from the habitation of thy holiness and of thy glory: where is thy zeal and thy strength, the sounding of thy bowels and of thy mercies toward me? are they restrained?
Doubtless thou art our father, though Abraham be ignorant ° of us, and Israel acknowledge us not: thou, O LORD, art our father, our redeemer; thy name is from everlasting.
O LORD, why hast thou made us to err from thy ways, and hardened our heart from thy fear? Return for thy servants' sake, the tribes of thine inheritance.
The people of thy holiness have possessed it but a little while: our adversaries have trodden down thy sanctuary.
We are thine: thou never barest rule over them; they were not called by thy name.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

63:1 cometh from Edom. The answer to this question is the returning Messiah, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will evidently come to the great host of armies of the Beast assembled all the way from Edom on the south to Armageddon on the north. See on Isaiah 34:5-6; Revelation 14:20. The “great slaughter” (Isaiah 34:6) will apparently commence at Bozrah, the capitol of Edom (or Idumea), then continue up the great “valley of Jehoshaphat” (Joel 3:2), climaxing in the valley of Megiddo, near Armageddon (Revelation 16:16), the “Mount of Slaughter.”

63:2 red in thine apparel. His apparel is red, as one treading in a winepress, because “He treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God,” and thus He has a “vesture dipped in blood” (Revelation 19:13,15).

63:4 day of vengeance. The long-awaited “day of vengeance” is sure to come, though Christ clearly indicated it would be deferred until His second coming. See on Isaiah 61:2.

63:9 angel of his presence. Christ in a pre-incarnate theophany was suffering with, and for, His people even prior to His incarnation.

63:10 his holy Spirit. A noteworthy Old Testament reference to the Holy Spirit. Vexing Him is, no doubt, tantamount in this age to quenching or grieving the Holy Spirit (I Thessalonians 5:19; Ephesians 4:30).

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