Isaiah - Chapter 50 | King James Version (KJV)

  • 1. Thus saith the LORD, Where {cf15I is} the bill of your mother's divorcement, whom I have put away? or which of my creditors {cf15I is it} to whom I have sold you? Behold, for your iniquities have ye sold yourselves, and for your transgressions is your mother put away.
  • 2. Wherefore, when I came, {cf15I was there} no man? when I called, {cf15I was there} none to answer? Is my hand shortened at all, that it cannot redeem? or have I no power to deliver? behold, at my rebuke I dry up the sea, I make the rivers a wilderness: their fish stinketh, because {cf15I there is} no water, and dieth for thirst.
  • 3. I clothe the heavens with blackness, and I make sackcloth their covering.
  • 4. The Lord GOD hath given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to {cf15I him that is} weary: he wakeneth morning by morning, he wakeneth mine ear to hear as the learned.
  • 5. The Lord GOD hath opened mine ear, and I was not rebellious, neither turned away back.
  • 6. I 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.
  • 7. For the Lord GOD will help me; therefore shall I not be confounded: therefore have I set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed.
  • 8. {cf15I He is} near that justifieth me; who will contend with me? let us stand together: who {cf15I is} mine adversary? let him come near to me.
  • 9. Behold, the Lord GOD will help me; who {cf15I is} he {cf15I that} shall condemn me? lo, they all shall wax old as a garment; the moth shall eat them up.
  • 10. Who {cf15I is} among you that feareth the LORD, that obeyeth the voice of his servant, that walketh {cf15I in} darkness, and hath no light? let him trust in the name of the LORD, and stay upon his God.
  • 11. Behold, all ye that kindle a fire, that compass {cf15I yourselves} about with sparks: walk in the light of your fire, and in the sparks {cf15I that} ye have kindled. This shall ye have of mine hand; ye shall lie down in sorrow.