Isaiah 50:5

5 The Sovereign LORD has opened my ears; I have not been rebellious, I have not turned away.

Isaiah 50:5 in Other Translations

5 The Lord GOD hath opened mine ear, and I was not rebellious, neither turned away back.
5 The Lord GOD has opened my ear, and I was not rebellious; I turned not backward.
5 The Sovereign LORD has spoken to me, and I have listened. I have not rebelled or turned away.
5 The Master, God, opened my ears, and I didn't go back to sleep, didn't pull the covers back over my head.
5 The Lord God has opened My ear, and I was not rebellious; I did not turn back.

Isaiah 50:5 Meaning and Commentary

Isaiah 50:5

The Lord God hath opened mine ear
To hear most freely, and receive most fully, what is said by him, and to observe and do it: the allusion seems to be to the servant that had his ears bored, being willing to serve his master for ever, ( Exodus 21:5 Exodus 21:6 ) which phrase of boring or opening the ear is used of Christ, ( Psalms 40:6 ) . It is expressive of his voluntary obedience, as Mediator, to his divine Father, engaging in, and performing with the greatest readiness and cheerfulness, the great work of man's redemption and salvation. And I was not rebellious;
not to his earthly parents, to whom he was subject; nor to civil magistrates, to whom he paid tribute; nor to God, he always did the things that pleased him: he was obedient to the precepts of the moral law, and to the penalty of it, death itself, and readily submitted to the will of God in suffering for his people; which obedience of his was entirely free and voluntary, full, complete, and perfect, done in the room and stead of his people; is the measure of their righteousness, and by which they become righteous; is well pleasing to God, and infinitely preferable to the obedience of men and angels: neither turned away back;
he did not decline the work proposed to him, but readily engaged in it; he never stopped in it, or desisted from it, until he had finished it; he did not hesitate about it, as Moses and Jeremy; or flee from it, as Jonah.

Isaiah 50:5 In-Context

3 I clothe the heavens with darkness and make sackcloth its covering.”
4 The Sovereign LORD has given me a well-instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary. He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being instructed.
5 The Sovereign LORD has opened my ears; I have not been rebellious, I have not turned away.
6 I offered my back to those who beat me, my cheeks to those who pulled out my beard; I did not hide my face from mocking and spitting.
7 Because the Sovereign LORD helps me, I will not be disgraced. Therefore have I set my face like flint, and I know I will not be put to shame.

Cross References 3

  • 1. S Isaiah 48:16
  • 2. Isaiah 35:5
  • 3. Ezekiel 2:8; Ezekiel 24:3; S Matthew 26:39; John 8:29; John 14:31; John 15:10; Acts 26:19; Hebrews 5:8
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