|Overview - Isaiah 50|
|1||Christ shews that the dereliction of the Jews is not to be imputed to him, by his ability to save;|
|5||by his obedience in that work;|
|7||and by his confidence in that assistance.|
|10||An exhortation to trust in God, and not in ourselves.|
Isaiah 50:6 (King James Version)
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.
- Lamentations 3:30 ; Micah 5:1 ; Matthew 5:39 ; 26:67 27:26 Mark 14:65 ; 15:19
- Luke 22:63 Luke 22:64 ; John 18:22 ; Hebrews 12:2
- my cheeks
- The eastern people always held the beard in great veneration; and to pluck a man's beard is one of the grossest indignities that can be offered. D'Arvieux gives a remarkable instance of an Arab, who, having received a wound in his jaw, chose to hazard his life rather than suffer the surgeon to cut off his beard
- See Note on 2 ; Sa 10:4
- that plucked
- Nehemiah 13:25
- I hid
- Another instance of the utmost contempt and detestation. Throughout the East it is highly offensive to spit in any one's presence; and if this is such an indignity, how much more spitting in the face?