50 The Lord says, “Children, I didn’t divorce your mother or sell you to pay debts; I divorced her and sold you because of your sins. 2 I came and called out, but you didn’t answer. Have I lost my power to rescue and save? At my command oceans and rivers turn into deserts; fish rot and stink for lack of water. 3 I make the sky turn dark like the sackcloth you wear at funerals.”
God’s Servant Must Suffer
4 The Lord God gives me the right words to encourage the weary. Each morning he awakens me eager to learn his teaching; 5 he made me willing to listen and not rebel or run away.
6 I let them beat my back and pull out my beard. I didn’t turn aside when they insulted me and spit in my face. 7 But the Lord God keeps me from being disgraced. So I refuse to give up, because I know God will never let me down.
8 My protector is nearby; no one can stand here to accuse me of wrong. 9 The Lord God will help me and prove I am innocent. My accusers will wear out like moth-eaten clothes.
10 None of you respect the Lord or obey his servant. You walk in the dark instead of the light; you don’t trust the name of the Lord your God.[a] 11 Go ahead and walk in the light of the fires you have set.[b] But with his own hand, the Lord will punish you and make you suffer.
50.10God: One possible meaning for the difficult Hebrew text of verse 10.
50.11Go. . . set: One possible meaning for the difficult Hebrew text.
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