The Lord [a]God has given Me the tongue of (A)disciples,
So that I may know how to (B)sustain the weary one with a word.
He awakens Me (C)morning by morning,
He awakens My ear to listen as a disciple.
The Lord God has (D)opened My ear,
And I was (E)not disobedient,
Nor did I turn back.
I (F)gave My back to those who strike Me,
And My cheeks to those who pull out My beard;
I did not hide My face from insults and spitting.
For the Lord God (G)helps Me,
Therefore, I am (H)not disgraced;
Therefore, I have made My face like (I)flint,
And I know that I will not be ashamed.
He who (J)vindicates Me is near;
Who will contend with Me?
Let us (K)stand up to each other.
Who has a case against Me?
Let him approach Me.
Behold, (L)the Lord God helps Me;
(M)Who is he who condemns Me?
Behold, (N)they will all wear out like a garment;
A moth will eat them.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 50:4 Heb YHWH, usually rendered Lord, and so throughout the ch