Isaiah 50

God Helps His Servant

Thus says the  Lord, Where is the a certificate of divorce
By which I have b sent your mother away?
Or to whom of My creditors did I c sell you?
Behold, you were sold for your d iniquities,
And for your e transgressions your mother f was sent away.
Why was there g no man when I came?
When I called, why was there none to answer?
Is My h hand so short that it cannot ransom?
Or have I no power to deliver?
Behold, I i dry up the sea with My rebuke,
I j make the rivers a wilderness;
Their fish stink for lack of water
And die of thirst.
“I k clothe the heavens with blackness
And make sackcloth their covering.”

The Lord
Heb YHWH, usually rendered  Lord , and so throughout the ch
 God has given Me the tongue of m disciples,
That I may know how to n sustain the weary one with a word.
He awakens Me o morning by morning,
He awakens My ear to listen as a disciple.
The Lord  God has p opened My ear;
And I was q not disobedient
Nor did I turn back.
I r gave My back to those who strike Me,
And My cheeks to those who pluck out the beard;
I did not cover My face from humiliation and spitting.
For the Lord  God s helps Me,
Therefore, I am t not disgraced;
Therefore, I have set My face like u flint,
And I know that I will not be ashamed.
He who v vindicates Me is near;
Who will contend with Me?
Let us w stand up to each other;
Who has a case against Me?
Let him draw near to Me.
Behold x the Lord  God helps Me;
y Who is he who condemns Me?
Behold z they will all wear out like a garment;
The moth will eat them.
10 Who is among you that fears the  Lord,
That obeys the voice of His aa servant,
That ab walks in darkness and has no light?
Let him ac trust in the name of the  Lord and rely on his God.
11 Behold, all you who ad kindle a fire,
Lit gird
encircle yourselves with firebrands,
Walk in the light of your fire
And among the brands you have set ablaze.
This you will have from My hand:
You will af lie down in torment.

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