The Sovereign LORD 1 has given me an instructed tongue,2 to know the word that sustains the weary.3 He wakens me morning by morning,4 wakens my ear to listen like one being taught.55
The Sovereign LORD 6 has opened my ears,7 and I have not been rebellious;8 I have not drawn back.
I offered my back to those who beat9 me, my cheeks to those who pulled out my beard;10 I did not hide my face from mocking and spitting.117
Because the Sovereign LORD 12 helps13 me, I will not be disgraced. Therefore have I set my face like flint,14 and I know I will not be put to shame.15