God’s faithful servant
The Lord God gave me an educated tongue
to know how to respond to the weary
with a word that will awaken them in the morning.
God awakens my ear in the morning to listen,
as educated people do. Isaiah 50:4 (CEB)
See Other Translations:
Amplified Bible (AMP) – Isaiah 50:4 [The Servant of God says] The Lord God has given Me the tongue of a disciple and of one who is taught, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him who is weary. He wakens Me morning by morning, He wakens My ear to hear as a disciple [as one who is taught].
English Standard Version (ESV) – Isaiah 50:4 The Lord GOD has given me the tongue of those who are taught, that I may know how to sustain with a word him who is weary. Morning by morning he awakens; he awakens my ear to hear as those who are taught.
Good News Translation (GNT) – Isaiah 50:4 The Obedience of the Lord’s ServantThe Sovereign Lord has taught me what to say,so that I can strengthen the weary.Every morning he makes me eagerto hear what he is going to teach me.
King James Version (KJV) – Isaiah 50:4 The Lord GOD hath given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary: he wakeneth morning by morning, he wakeneth mine ear to hear as the learned.
New International Version (NIV) – Isaiah 50:4 The Sovereign LORD has given me a well-instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary. He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being instructed.
New King James Version (NKJV) – Isaiah 50:4 “The Lord God has given me the tongue of the learned,That I should know how to speak a word in season to him who is weary. He awakens Me morning by morning,He awakens My ear to hear as the learned.
New Living Translation (NLT) – Isaiah 50:4 The Sovereign Lord has given me his words of wisdom, so that I know what to say to all these weary ones. Morning by morning he wakens me and opens my understanding to his will.
Revised Standard Version (RSV) – Isaiah 50:4 The Servant’s Humiliation and vindication the Lord God has given me the tongue of those who are taught,that I may know how to sustain with a word him that is weary. Morning by morning he wakens,he wakens my ear to hear as those who are taught.
The Message Bible (MSG) – Isaiah 50:4 The Master, God, has given mea well-taught tongue,So I know how to encourage tired people. He wakes me up in the morning, Wakes me up, opens my ears to listen as one ready to take orders.
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