Isaiah 63:2

“Wherefore art thou red in thine apparel, and thy garments like him that treadeth in the winefat?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Isaiah 63:2

Wherefore art thou red in thine apparell, and thy garments like him that treadeth in the winefat?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Why is Your apparel red, And Your garments like the one who treads in the wine press?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Wherefore art thou red in thine apparel, and thy garments like him that treadeth in the winevat?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Why is your clothing red, and why are your robes like those of one who is crushing the grapes?
- Basic English Bible

-- Wherefore is redness in thine apparel, And thy garments like him that treadeth in the winevat?
- Darby Bible

Why art thou red in thy apparel, and thy garments like him that treadeth in the wine-vat.
- Webster's Bible

Why are you red in your clothing, and your garments like him who treads in the wine vat?
- World English Bible

`Wherefore [is] thy clothing red? And thy garments as treading in a wine fat?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

'Wherefore is Thine apparel red, and Thy garments like his that treadeth in the winevat?'--
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Isaiah 63:2

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 63:2


63:1 Who - The church makes enquiry, and that with admiration, who it is that appears in such a habit or posture? Edom - Idumea, where Esau dwelt. It is put for all the enemies of the church. Bozrah - The capital city of Idumea. Here is also an allusion to the garments of this conqueror, Edom signifying red, and Bozrah a vintage. Glorious - Such as generals march before their armies in. Righteousness - Here Christ gives an answer, wherein he both asserts his fidelity, that he will faithfully perform what he hath promised, and that he will truly execute justice. Mighty - I have power to accomplish salvation.

63:3 Trodden - I have destroyed the enemies of my people, I have crushed them as grapes are crushed, this being an usual metaphor to describe the utter destruction of a people.

63:4 Of vengeance - To take vengeance on the enemies of my church.


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