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Isaiah 50:7-10

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50:7 But the sovereign Lord helps me,

so I am not humiliated.

For that reason I am steadfastly resolved; 1 

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! 2 

Who is my accuser? 3  Let him challenge me! 4 

50:9 Look, the sovereign Lord helps me.

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 Lord?

Who obeys 5  his servant?

Whoever walks in deep darkness, 6 

without light,

should trust in the name of the Lord

and rely on his God.

1 tn Heb “Therefore I set my face like flint.”

2 tn Heb “Let us stand together!”

3 tn Heb “Who is the master of my judgment?”

4 tn Heb “let him approach me”; NAB, NIV “Let him confront me.”

5 tn Heb “[who] listens to the voice of his servant?” The interrogative is understood by ellipsis (note the preceding line).

6 tn The plural indicates degree. Darkness may refer to exile and/or moral evil.



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