Isaiah 50:4 – 7
A reading from the Book of the Prophet Isaiah
The Lord God has given me a well trained tongue that I might know how to speak to the weary a word that will rouse them.
Morning after morning he opens my ear that I may hear; and I have not rebelled, have not turned back. I gave my back to
those who beat me, my cheeks to those who plucked my beard; my face I did not shield from buffets and spitting.
The Lord God is my help, therefore I am not disgraced. I have set my face like flint knowing that I shall not be put to shame.
The word of the Lord