50:1 Thus saith the LORD, Where [is] the bill of your mother's
divorcement, whom I have put away? or which of my creditors [is
it] to whom I have sold you? Behold, for your iniquities have
ye sold yourselves, and for your transgressions is your mother
50:2 Why, when I came, [was there] no man? when I called, [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 becometh putrid, because [there is] no water, and dieth
50:3 I clothe the heavens with blackness, and I make sackcloth
50:4 The Lord GOD hath given me the tongue of the learned, that
I should know how to speak a word in season to [him that is]
weary: he wakeneth morning by morning, he wakeneth my ear to
hear as the learned.
50:5 The LORD GOD opened my ear, and I was not rebellious,
neither turned away back.
50:6 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
50:7 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.
50:8 [He is] near that justifieth me; who will contend with me?
let us stand together; who [is] my adversary? let him come near
50:9 Behold the Lord GOD will help me; who [is] he [that] shall
condemn me? lo, they all shall wax old as a garment; the moth
shall eat them up.
50:10 Who [is] among you that feareth the LORD, that obeyeth the
voice of his servant, that walketh [in] darkness, and hath no
light? let him trust in the name of the LORD, and rely upon his
50:11 Behold, all ye that kindle a fire, that encompass
[yourselves] with sparks: walk in the light of your fire, and
in the sparks [that] ye have kindled. This shall ye have of my
hand; ye shall lie down in sorrow.