LITV(i) 2 Who knows why I have come, and no one is here ? I called, and not one answered. Is My hand truly cut short from ransom? Or is there not power in Me to deliver? Behold, at My rebuke I dry up the sea; I make rivers a wilderness; their fish stink because of no water, and die in thirst. 3 I clothe the heavens with blackness, and sackcloth makes their covering. 4 The Lord Jehovah has given to Me the tongue of taught ones, to know to help the weary with a word. He arouses in the morning; He wakens the ear to Me, to hear as the learned. 5 The Lord Jehovah has opened My ear and I did not rebel; I did not turn away backwards. 6 I gave My back to strikers, and My cheeks to pluckers; I did not hide My face from shame and spitting.