God who executes vengeance for me

God who executes vengeance for me is one of a few names of God that some people are uncomfortable with. But vengeance has to be understood against a background of justice and seen in balance with His mercy. God could not be the God of Justice without exercising vengeance when necessary. Most often, vengeance is taken on behalf of His people.

God who executes vengeance for me pictured in the Hebrew text of Psalm 18:47 (ha'El hannoten neqamot li).

God who executes vengeance for me in the Hebrew text of Psalm 18:47.

God who executes vengeance for me in Hebrew:

ha’El hannoten neqamot li

Strong’s Concordance numbers: 410, 5414, 5360

Bible references: 2 Sam. 22:48; Ps. 18:47

The God who executes vengeance for me,
And brings down peoples under me,
Who also brings me out from my enemies;
You even lift me above those who rise up against me;
You rescue me from the violent man.
(2 Samuel 22:48-49)

In the NIV, this name is given as “God who avenges me.”

A similar name for God is the “God of vengeance.”

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