Where is athe bill of your mother’s divorcement, whom I have put away?
Or bwhich of my creditors is it to whom cI have sold you?
Behold, dfor your iniquities ehave ye sold yourselves,
And for your transgressions is your mother put away.
2 Wherefore, when I came, was there no man?
fWhen I called, was there none to answer?
gIs my hand shortened at all, that it cannot redeem?
Or have I no power to deliver?
Behold, hat my rebuke I idry up the sea,
kI make the rivers a wilderness:
lTheir fish stinketh, because there is no water, and dieth for thirst.
3 mI clothe the heavens with blackness,
And nI make sackcloth their covering.
4 oThe Lord God hath given me the tongue of pthe learned,
qThat I should know how to speak a word in season to rhim that is weary:
He wakeneth smorning by morning,
He wakeneth mine ear to hear as pthe learned.
5 The Lord God thath opened mine ear,
And uI was not rebellious,
Neither vturned away back.
6 I wgave my back to the smiters,
And xymy cheeks to zthem that plucked off the hair:
I hid not my face from shame and xaspitting.
7 For the Lord God will help me;
Therefore shall I not be confounded:
Therefore have bI set my face like ca flint,
And dI know that I shall not be ashamed.
8 eHe is near that justifieth me;
fWho will contend with me? let us stand together:
Who is †mine adversary? let him come near to me.
9 Behold, the Lord God will help me;
Who is he that shall condemn me?
Lo, ghthey all shall wax old as a garment; githe moth shall eat them up.
10 Who is among you that feareth the Lord,
That obeyeth the voice of his servant,
kThat walketh in darkness, and hath no light?
Let him trust in the name of the Lord,
And lstay upon his God.
11 Behold, all ye that kindle a fire, that compass yourselves about with msparks:
Walk in nthe light of your fire, and in the sparks that ye ohave kindled.
pThis shall ye have of mine hand;
Ye shall lie down qin sorrow.
About King James Version
This King James Version is based upon the Pure Cambridge Edition first published around 1900. It has been carefully typeset to remove any typographical errors and accurately reflects the original text.