Bible: Isaiah 50:4-11
The Servant Perseveres
50:4 The sovereign
so that I know how to help the weary. 2
He wakes me up every morning;
he makes me alert so I can listen attentively as disciples do. 3
50:5 The sovereign
I have not rebelled,
I have not turned back.
50:6 I offered my back to those who attacked, 5
my jaws to those who tore out my beard;
I did not hide my face
from insults and spitting.
50:7 But the sovereign
so I am not humiliated.
For that reason I am steadfastly resolved; 6
I know I will not be put to shame.
50:8 The one who vindicates me is close by.
Who dares to argue with me? Let us confront each other! 7
50:9 Look, the sovereign
Who dares to condemn me?
Look, all of them will wear out like clothes;
a moth will eat away at them.
50:10 Who among you fears the
Who obeys 10 his servant?
Whoever walks in deep darkness, 11
should trust in the name of the
and rely on his God.
50:11 Look, all of you who start a fire
and among the flaming arrows you ignited! 16
This is what you will receive from me: 17
you will lie down in a place of pain. 18