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I gave my back to those who beat me
    and my cheeks to those who pulled out my beard.[a]
I did not turn away[b] my face
    from insults and spitting.
For the Lord God helps me,
    so I won’t be disgraced.
Therefore I’ve made my face like flint,
    and I know that I won’t be put to shame.”

The Servant’s Vindication

The one who vindicates me is near.
    Who, then, will bring a charge against me?
        Let’s face each other!
Who has a case against me?
    Let him confront me!

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  1. Isaiah 50:6 So MT; 1QIsaa employs an incorrect reading; LXX reads to blows
  2. Isaiah 50:6 So 1QIsaa LXX; MT reads hide