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The Lord’s Obedient Servant

The Sovereign Lord has given me his words of wisdom,
    so that I know how to comfort the weary.
Morning by morning he wakens me
    and opens my understanding to his will.

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God’s Servant Must Suffer

The Lord God gives me
the right words
    to encourage the weary.
Each morning he awakens me
    eager to learn his teaching;

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The Lord God hath given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary: he wakeneth morning by morning, he wakeneth mine ear to hear as the learned.

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The Lord Jehovah hath given me the tongue of [a]them that are taught, that I may know how [b]to sustain with words him that is weary: he wakeneth morning by morning, he wakeneth mine ear to hear as [c]they that are taught.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 50:4 Or, disciples
  2. Isaiah 50:4 Or, to speak a word in season to him etc.
  3. Isaiah 50:4 Or, disciples

The Lord [a]God has given Me the tongue of (A)disciples,
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.

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Footnotes

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