1 “Thus says 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, “Where is the certificate of your mother’s divorce, whom I have put away? Or which of My creditors is it to whom I have sold you? Look, you were sold for your wickednesses, and your mother was put away for your transgressions.

2 “When I came, why was there no man? When I called, why was there no one to answer? Was My hand too short to redeem? Or have I no power to deliver? See, by My rebuke I dry up the sea, I make the rivers a wilderness; their fish stink for there is no water, and die of thirst.

3 “I clothe the shamayim with darkness, and I make sackcloth their covering.”

4 The Aḏon 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 has given Me the tongue of talmidim, that I should know to help the weary with a word. He wakes Me morning by morning, he wakes My ear to hear as talmidim.

5 The Aḏon 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 has opened My ear, and I was not rebellious, nor did I turn away.

6 I gave My back to those who struck Me, and My cheeks to those who plucked out the beard, I did not hide My face from humiliation and spitting.

7 And the Aḏon 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 helps Me, therefore I shall not be humiliated. So I have turned My face like a flint, and I know that I am not put to shame.

8 Near is He who declares Me right. Who would contend with Me? Let us stand together. Who is My adversary? Let him come near Me.

9 See, the Aḏon 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 helps Me. Who would declare Me wicked? See, all of them wear out like a garment, a moth eats them.

10 Who among you is revering 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄, obeying the voice of His Servant, that has walked in darkness and has no light? Let him trust in the Name of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 and lean upon his Elohim!

11 See, all you who light a fire, girding on burning arrows: walk in the light of your fire and in the burning arrows you have lit. From My hand you shall have this: you shall lie down in grief!