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TitleIsaiah 63
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2022
AuthorsParry, Donald W.
Book TitleThe Book of Isaiah: A New Translation (Preliminary Edition)
PublisherBook of Mormon Central
CitySpringville, UT
KeywordsBible; Isaiah (Book); Isaiah (Prophet); Old Testament

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The Lord’s Red Apparel at His Second Coming (63:1–6)

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63 1Who is this who comes from Edom,
with dyed-red garments from Bozrah?

He that is glorious in His apparel,
traveling in the greatness of His strength?

The Lord

It is I, speaking in righteousness,
mighty to save.

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2Why is Your apparel red
and Your garments like him that treads in the wine press?

The Lord

3I have trodden the wine press alone,
and no one was with Me from the people.

I did tread upon them in My anger
and trampled them in My fury,

and their lifeblood spattered on My garments,
and I have stained all My apparel.

4For the day of vengeance was in My heart,
and the year of My redeemed has come.

5I looked, but there was no one to help;
I was appalled, but there was no one to uphold.

So, My arm brought salvation to Me,
and My wrath upheld Me.

6I trampled down peoples in My anger,
I made them drunk in My wrath,
and I poured out their lifeblood on the earth.


Psalm of the Lord’s Loving-Kindnesses (63:7–14)


7I will recount the loving-kindnesses of the LORD,
the praises of the LORD,

according to all that the LORD has granted us,
the many good things to the house of Israel,

which He has granted them according to His mercy
and according to the abundance of His loving-kindnesses.

8For He said,

The Lord

“Surely, they are My people,
children who will not deal falsely.”


And He became their Savior!

9In all their affliction,
He was afflicted,

and the angel of His presence saved them.
In His love and in His pity, He redeemed them.

He bore them
and carried them all the days of old.

10But they rebelled
and grieved His Holy Spirit,

and He turned and became their enemy,
and He fought against them.

11But he [Israel] remembered the days of old—Moses and his people!

Where is He who brought them up out of the sea with the shepherds of His flock?
Where is He who put His Holy Spirit in the midst of them?

12Who led them by the right hand of Moses with His glorious arm,
who divided the waters before them to make for Himself an everlasting name, 13who led them through the depths?

Like a horse in the wilderness, that they did not stumble,
14like cattle that go down into the valley,

the Spirit of the LORD gave them rest,
so, You led Your people to make a glorious name for Yourself.


A Prayer Addressing, “O Lord” (63:15–19; 64:1–12)

Isaiah? God’s servants?

15Look from heaven,
and see from Your holy and glorious habitation.

Where is Your zeal,
and Your might,

the yearning of Your inner parts,
and Your compassion? They are withheld from me.


16For You are our Father, though Abraham does not know us,
and Israel does not acknowledge us; You, O  Lord, are our Father,

our Redeemer;
Your name is everlasting.

17O  Lord, why have You [suffered][1] us to wander from Your ways
and [to harden] our heart from your fear?

Return, for the sake of Your servants,
the tribes of Your inheritance.

18For a brief time Your holy people had possession;
our adversaries trampled down Your Temple.

19We have become like those You have never ruled,
those who are not called by Your name.

64 1O, that You would rend the heavens,
that You would come down so that the mountains would flow down at Your presence,

2as when fire kindles brushwood,
as fire causes water to boil,

to make Your name known to Your adversaries,
that the nations might tremble at Your presence.

3When You did awesome things, which we were not looking for,
You came down, and the mountains quaked at Your presence.

4And since ancient times, no one has heard,
none has given ear,
no eye has seen a God besides You,
who acts for those who wait for Him.

5You meet him who works righteousness [and rejoiceth him that remembers][2] you in Your ways; in [righteousness there] is continuance, and [such] will be saved.

6But [we have sinned][3]; we have all become as one who is unclean,
and our righteous deeds like filthy garments,

and all of us wither like a leaf,
and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away.

7[And none][4] calls on Your name,
who rouses Himself to take hold of You,

for You have hidden Your face from us
and delivered us into the hand of our iniquity.

8But now, O  Lord, You are our Father. We are the clay
and You are our potter; all of us are the work of Your hand.

9O  Lord, be not exceedingly angry,
nor remember iniquity forever.
Behold, look please, we are all Your people.

10Your holy cities have become a wilderness.
Zion is a wilderness;
Jerusalem has become desolation.

11Our holy and glorious House {Temple},
where our fathers praised You, has been burned by fire,
and all of our pleasant places have become ruins.

12At such things, O  Lord, will You hold yourself back?
Will You keep silent and severely afflict us?


[1] Bracketed words in verse 17 are from JST.

[2] Words in brackets in verse 5 are from JST.

[3] From JST.

[4] From JST.


Scripture Reference

Isaiah 63:1