|Isaiah 50:1-4 |
1 Thus says the Lord, "Where is the bill of your mother's divorce, by which I have put her away? Or which of my creditors is it to whom I have sold you? Behold, you have sold yourselves for your iniquities [sins], and your mother is put away for your transgressions.
2 Why was there no one when I came? When I called, why was there no 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 stink and die of thirst because there is no water.
3 I clothe the heavens with blackness, and I make sackcloth their covering."
4 The Lord GOD has given me the tongue of the learned, so that I would know how to speak a word in season to him who is weary. He wakens me morning by morning, he wakens my ear to hear as one who is taught.