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I offered my back to those who attacked,[a]
my jaws to those who tore out my beard;
I did not hide my face
from insults and spitting.
But the Sovereign Lord helps me,
so I am not humiliated.
For that reason I am steadfastly resolved;[b]
I know I will not be put to shame.
The one who vindicates me is close by.
Who dares to argue with me? Let us confront each other![c]
Who is my accuser?[d] Let him challenge me![e]

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 50:6 tn Or perhaps, “who beat [me].”
  2. Isaiah 50:7 tn Heb “Therefore I set my face like flint.”
  3. Isaiah 50:8 tn Heb “Let us stand together!”
  4. Isaiah 50:8 tn Heb “Who is the master of my judgment?”
  5. Isaiah 50:8 tn Heb “let him approach me”; NAB, NIV “Let him confront me.”

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