4 The Master, GOD, has given me a well-taught tongue, So I know how to encourage tiref people. He wakes me up in the morning, Wakes me up, open my ears to listen as one ready to take orders.
5 The Master, GOD, opened my ears, and I didn’t go back to sleep, didn’t pull the covers back over my head.
6 I followed orders, stood there and took it while they #beat me, held #steady while they #pulled out my beard. Didn’t #dodge their #insults, faced them as they #spit in my #face.
7 And the Master, GOD, stays #right there and #helps me, so I’m not #disgraced. Therefore I set my face like flint, #confident that I’ll never regret this.
8 My champion is #right here. Let’s take our stand together! Who dares bring suit against me? Let him try!
9 Look! The Master, GOD, is #right here. Who would #dare call me #guilty? Look! My accusers are a clothes bin of threadbare socks and shirt, fodder for moths!
10 Who out there #fears GOD, actually listens to the voice of his #servant? For anyone out there who doesn’t know where you’re going, anyone groping in the dark. Here’s what: Trust in GOD. Lean on your God!
11 But if all you’re after id making trouble, playing with #fire, Go ahead and see wherebit gets you. Set your #fires, #stir people up, #blow on the #flames, But don’t expect Me to just stand there and watch. I’ll hold your feet to those #flames.
Isaiah 50:4-11 from Bible The Message version.
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