Old Testament

15

Truth is lacking, and he who departs from evil makes himself a prey.nThe Lord saw it, and it displeased him that there was no justice.
 

16

He 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

He 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 zeal as a cloak.
 

18

According to their deeds, so will he repay, wrath to his adversaries, repayment to his enemies; to the coastlands he will render repayment.

19

So they shall fear the name of the Lord from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun; for he will come like a rushing stream, which the wind of the Lord drives.
 

20

“And a Redeemer will come to Zion, to those in Jacob who turn from transgression,” declares the Lord.

Septuagint

15

And truth has been taken away, and they have turned aside their mind from understanding. And the Lord saw it, and it pleased him not that there was no judgment.

16

And he looked, and there was no man, and he observed, and there was none to help: so he defended them with his arm, and stablished them with his mercy.

17

And he put on righteousness as a breast-plate, and placed the helmet of salvation on his head; and he clothed himself with the garment of vengeance, and with his cloak,

18

as one about to render a recompence, even reproach to his adversaries.
 
 

19

So shall they of the west fear the name of the Lord, and they that come from the rising of the sun his glorious name: for the wrath of the Lord shall come as a mighty river, it shall come with fury.

20

And the deliverer shall come for Sion’s sake, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob.

Tanakh

15

Honesty has been lacking, He who turns away from evil is despoiled.” The LORD saw and was displeased That there was no redress.
 

16

He saw that there was no man, He gazed long, but no one intervened. Then His own arm won Him triumph, His victorious right handd supported Him.

17

He donned victory like a coat of mail, With a helmet of triumph on His head; He clothed Himself with garments of retribution, Wrapped himself in zeal as in a robe.
 

18

According to their deserts, So shall He repay fury to His foes; He shall make requital to His enemies, Requital to the distant lands.

19

From the west, they shall revere the name of the LORD, And from the east, His Presence. For He shall come like a hemmed-in stream Which the wind of the LORD drives on;

20

He shall come as redeemer to Zion, To those in Jacob who turn back from sin —declares the LORD.

In verse 16, we are told that the Lord, “saw that there was no one, he was appalled that there was no one to intervene; so his own arm worked salvation for him, and his own righteousness sustained him.” Verse 20 tells us that the Redeemer will come to Zion.” The entire verse seems to say that because there was no justice, and no one who could bring justice, that the Lord himself would come and bring justice. This is what Christians say that Jesus did.

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