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Lydenstyd: Liturgie van die Passie van Christus

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The Obedience of the LORD's Servant

4The Sovereign LORD has taught me what to say,

so that I can strengthen the weary.

Every morning he makes me eager

to hear what he is going to teach me.

5The LORD has given me understanding,

and I have not rebelled

or turned away from him.

6I bared my back to those who beat me.

I did not stop them when they insulted me,

when they pulled out the hairs of my beard

and spat in my face.

7But their insults cannot hurt me

because the Sovereign LORD gives me help.

I brace myself to endure them.

I know that I will not be disgraced,

8for God is near,

and he will prove me innocent.

Does anyone dare to bring charges against me?

Let us go to court together!

Let him bring his accusation!

9The Sovereign LORD himself defends me —

who, then, can prove me guilty?

All my accusers will disappear;

they will vanish like moth-eaten cloth.

Isaiah 50:4-9GNBOpen in Bible reader
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