The Lord God has given (A)me
    the tongue of those who are taught,
that (B)I may know how to sustain with a word
    (C)him who is weary.
Morning by morning he awakens;
    he awakens my ear
    to hear as those who are taught.
(D)The Lord God has opened my ear,
    (E)and I was not rebellious;
    I turned not backward.
(F)I gave my back to those who strike,
    and my cheeks to those who pull out the beard;
I hid not my face
    from disgrace and spitting.

But the Lord God helps me;
    therefore I have not been disgraced;
(G)therefore I have set my face like a flint,
    and I know that I shall not be put to shame.
    (H)He who vindicates me is near.
Who will contend with me?
    Let us stand up together.
Who is my adversary?
    Let him come near to me.
(I)Behold, the Lord God helps me;
    who will declare me guilty?
Behold, all of them will wear out like a garment;
    the moth will eat them up.

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