New International Version
4 The Sovereign Lord(A) has given me a well-instructed tongue,(B)
to know the word that sustains the weary.(C)
He wakens me morning by morning,(D)
wakens my ear to listen like one being instructed.(E)
5 The Sovereign Lord(F) has opened my ears;(G)
I have not been rebellious,(H)
I have not turned away.
6 I offered my back to those who beat(I) me,
my cheeks to those who pulled out my beard;(J)
I did not hide my face
from mocking and spitting.(K)
7 Because the Sovereign Lord(L) helps(M) me,
I will not be disgraced.
Therefore have I set my face like flint,(N)
and I know I will not be put to shame.(O)
8 He who vindicates(P) me is near.(Q)
Who then will bring charges against me?(R)
Let us face each other!(S)
Who is my accuser?
Let him confront me!
9 It is the Sovereign Lord(T) who helps(U) me.
Who will condemn(V) me?
They will all wear out like a garment;
the moths(W) will eat them up.