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  • Isaiah 50:4-9

    God’s faithful servant

    The Lord God gave me an educated tongue
        to know how to respond to the weary
        with a word that will awaken them in the morning.
        God awakens my ear in the morning to listen,
        as educated people do.
    The Lord God opened my ear;
        I didn’t rebel; I didn’t turn my back.
    Instead, I gave my body to attackers,
        and my cheeks to beard pluckers.
    I didn’t hide my face
        from insults and spitting.
    The Lord God will help me;
        therefore, I haven’t been insulted.
    Therefore, I set my face like flint,
        and knew I wouldn’t be ashamed.
    The one who will declare me innocent is near.
        Who will argue with me?
    Let’s stand up together.
        Who will bring judgment against me?
        Let him approach me.
    Look! The Lord God will help me.
        Who will condemn me?
    Look, they will wear out like clothing;
        the moth will eat them.