Amplified Bible

Isaiah 50

God Helps His Servant

1[a]The Lord declares this;

“Where is the certificate of divorce
By which I have sent your mother away, [O Israel]?
Or to which one of My creditors did I sell you [as slaves]?
In fact, You were sold for your wickedness [your sin, your injustice, your wrongdoing],
And for your transgressions your mother was sent away.

“Why, when I came, was there no man [to greet Me]?
When I called, why was there no one to answer?
Is My hand really so short that it cannot redeem [My servants]?
Or have I no power to rescue?
Listen carefully, with My rebuke I dry up the sea,
I make the rivers into a desert;
Their fish stink because there is no water
And die of thirst.

“I clothe the heavens with the blackness [of storm clouds]
And make sackcloth [of mourning] their clothing.”


The Lord God has given Me [His [b]Servant] the tongue of disciples [as One who is taught],
That I may know how to sustain the weary with a word.
He awakens Me morning by morning,
He awakens My ear to listen as a disciple [as One who is taught].

The Lord God has opened My ear,
And I have not been rebellious
Nor have I turned back.

I turned My back to those who strike Me,
And My cheeks to those who pluck out the beard;
I did not hide My face from insults and spitting.

For the Lord God helps Me,
Therefore, I have not been ashamed or humiliated.
Therefore, I have made My face like flint,
And I know that I shall not be put to shame.

He who declares Me in the right is near;
Who will [dare to] contend with Me?
Let us stand up to each other;
Who is My adversary?
Let him approach Me.

In fact, the Lord God helps Me;
Who is he who condemns Me [as guilty]?
Indeed, they will all wear out like a garment;
The moth will eat them.
10 
Who is among you who fears the Lord,
Who obeys the voice of His Servant,
Yet who walks in darkness and has no light?
Let him trust and be confident in the name of the Lord and let him rely on his God.
11 
Listen carefully, all you who kindle your own fire [devising your own man-made plan of salvation],
Who surround yourselves with torches,
Walk by the light of your [self-made] fire
And among the torches that you have set ablaze.
But this you will have from My hand:
You will lie down in [a place of] torment.

Notas al pie

  1. Isaiah 50:1 An ancient rabbi suggested this as an answer that God gave to Isaiah in response to Jews who came to him, but refused to repent. They compared themselves to a wife divorced by her husband and to a slave sold by his master (referring to God as husband and master), claiming that they had no further obligations to God.
  2. Isaiah 50:4 I.e. the Messiah.

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Esajas 50

Israels synd og Guds almagt

1Hør, hvad Herren siger: „Var det, fordi jeg manglede penge, at jeg solgte jer som slaver og lod et fremmed folk føre jer bort? Eller er det min skyld, at vi er blevet skilt, mit folk? Nej, det var jeres mange synder, som gjorde, at I blev solgt. Jeres ulydighed var skyld i, at vi måtte skilles. Hvorfor var der ingen i huset, når jeg kom hjem? Hvorfor var der ingen, der svarede, når jeg kom til døren og kaldte?

Har jeg ikke magt nok til at føre jer hjem igen? Med et ord kan jeg tørlægge havene og gøre floder til ørken, så fiskene dør af tørst og ligger rådne overalt. Jeg er den, der klæder universet i mørke og lægger et dække over jorden om natten.”

Herrens lydige tjener

Gud Herren lærer mig, hvad jeg skal sige, så mine ord kan styrke de trætte. Hver morgen vækker han mig og giver mig indsigt i sin vilje. Gud Herren har givet mig åbne ører, jeg lytter til ham og adlyder hans ord. Jeg kommer ikke med indvendinger eller dårlige undskyldninger. Jeg er blevet pisket, revet i skægget, spyttet i ansigtet, ja, hånet på alle måder. Men Gud Herren er med mig og hjælper mig. Han skuffer mig ikke. Derfor bliver jeg ved med at gøre hans vilje, for jeg ved, at det er umagen værd. Han, som står bag mig, er nær. Hvis nogen vil anklage mig eller modsige mig, så lad dem blot komme an. Hvem tør dømme mig skyldig, når Gud Herren står bag mig? De vil gå til som gammelt tøj, der bliver ædt op af møl.

10 Hvis nogen iblandt jer har ærefrygt for Herren, så hør, hvad hans tjener siger. Når det ser sort ud, og I ikke kan få øje på nogle lyspunkter, så stol på Herren og bed ham om hjælp. 11 Men de, som planlægger ødelæggelse, skal rammes af deres egne onde planer. De skal rammes af de pinsler, de har tiltænkt andre. Det vil Herren selv sørge for.