Isaiah 50:6

Overview - Isaiah 50
Christ shews that the dereliction of the Jews is not to be imputed to him, by his ability to save;
by his obedience in that work;
and by his confidence in that assistance.
10 An exhortation to trust in God, and not in ourselves.
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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?