The reason for Zion's being forsaken
Thus says Jehovah,
Where is the abill
of your mother’s divorce
With which I have put her away?
Or to which of My creditors
Have I sold you?
Indeed, for your iniquities you were bsold
And for your transgressions your mother was put away.
Why when I came was there no man?
And when I acalled
why was there no one to answer?
Is My hand bso
short that it cannot redeem?
Or do I have no power to deliver?
Indeed, at My rebuke I cdry
up the sea;
I make the rivers a wilderness;
stink because there is no water,
And die of thirst.
I clothe the heavens with ablackness
And make sackcloth their bcovering
The instruction the servant of Jehovah (Isaiah, typifying Christ) received and the life he lived
The Lord Jehovah has agiven 1me
The tongue of the instructed,
That I should know how to sustain the bweary
with a word.
He awakens me morning by morning;
He awakens my ear
To hear as an instructed one.
The Lord Jehovah has opened my aear
And I was bnot
Nor did I turn back.
gave my back to those who astrike
And my bcheeks
to those who pluck out the hair;
I did not hide my face
From humiliation and cspitting
The Lord Jehovah helps me;
Therefore I have not been dishonored;
Therefore I have set my aface
like a flint,
And I know that I will not be put to shame.
The One who justifies me is near; who will contend with me?
Let us stand up together!
Who is my adversary in judgment?
Let him come near to me.
Indeed, the Lord Jehovah helps me,
Who is the one who condemns me?
Indeed, they will all wear out like a agarment
will consume them.
How he who fears Jehovah and hears the voice of His servant has light while walking in darkness
Who among you fears Jehovah;
Who hears the voice of His servant;
Who walks in darkness
And has no light?
Let him trust in the name of Jehovah,
And rely on his God.
Indeed, all of you who kindle a fire,
Who surround yourselves with firebrands,
Walk into the light of your fire
And into the firebrands which you have lit.
You will have this from My hand:
You will lie down in torment.