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Isaiah 50

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1Thus saith Jehovah:
Where is the bill of your mother’s divorcement,
By which I have dismissed her?
Or who is he among my creditors,
To whom I have sold you?
Behold, for your iniquities are ye sold;
And for your transgressions is your mother dismissed.
2Wherefore, when I came, was there no man?
When I called, was there none to answer?
Is mine hand indeed shortened, that it cannot redeem?
And have I no power to deliver?
Behold, at my rebuke I made dry the sea,
I made the rivers a desert:
Their fish stinketh, because there is no water;
And dieth away for thirst.
3I clothe the heavens with blackness;
And I make sackcloth their covering.
4The Lord Jehovah hath given me the tongue of the learned,
That I might know how to speak a word in season to the weary.
He wnkeneth morning by morning,
He wakeneth mine ear to hearken with the attention of a learner.
5The Lord Jehovah hath opened mine ear,
And I was not rebellious;
Neither turned away back.
6I gave my back to the smiters,
And my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair:
I hid not my face from shame and spitting.
7For the Lord Jehovah will help me;
Therefore I shall not be ashamed:
Therefore I set my face like a flint,
For I know that I shall not be confounded.
8He is near that justifieth me;
Who is he that will contend with me? let us stand forth together:
Who is mine adversary? let him come near to me.
9Behold, the Lord Jehovah will help me;
Who is he that shall condemn me?
Lo! they all shall wax old as a garment;
The moth shall eat them up.
10Who is there among you that feareth Jehovah,
That hearkeneth unto the voice of his servant,
That walketh in darkness, and hath no light?
Let him trust in the name of Jehovah;
And stay himself upon his God.
11Behold, all ye that kindle a fire,
Who are begirt with combustible materials:
Walk ye in the light of your fire,
And amid the combustible materials which ye have kindled.
From my hand shall this befall you;
In sorrow ye shall lie down.

Isaiah 50

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1 Thus says Yahweh:
“Where is this divorce document of your mother’s divorce, with which I dismissed her?
or to whom of my creditors did I sell you?
Look! you were sold because of your sin,
and your mother was dismissed because of your transgressions.
2Why was there no man when I came,
no one who answered when I called?
Do I lack the strength to save?#Literally “short is short my hand from redemption”
Or is there no power in me to deliver?
Look! by my rebuke I dry up the sea;
I make#Literally “put” the rivers a desert;
their fish stink because there is no water,
and they#Hebrew “she” die because of thirst.
3I clothe the heavens with darkness,
and I make#Literally “put” their covering sackcloth.”
The Servant’s Vindication
4The Lord Yahweh has given me the tongue of a pupil,
to know how to help the weary with a word.
He awakens morning by morning,#Literally “in the morning in the morning”
awakens an ear for me to listen as do the pupils.
5The Lord Yahweh has opened an ear for me,
and I, I was not rebellious.
I did not turn backwards;
6I gave my back to those who struck me,
and my cheeks to those who pulled out my beard;#Literally “face”
I did not hide my face from insults and spittle.
7And the Lord Yahweh helps me,
therefore I have not been put to shame;
therefore I have set my face like flint.
And I know that I shall not be ashamed;
8he who obtains rights for me is near.
Who will contend with me? Let us stand together.
Who is the master of my judgment? Let him approach me.
9Look! The Lord Yahweh helps me.
Who is the one who will declare me guilty?
Look! All of them will be worn out like a garment;
the moth will eat them.
10Who among you is in fear of Yahweh,
obeys#Or “listens” the voice of his servant?
Who walks in darkness
and has no light,
trusts in the name of Yahweh
and depends on his God?
11Look! All of you are kindlers of fire,
who gird yourselves with flaming arrows.
Walk in the light of your fire,
and among the flaming arrows you have kindled!
You shall have this from my hand:
you shall lie down in#Or “to” a place of torment.