MKJV(i) 2 Who knows why I have come, and no one is here? I called and no one answered. Is My hand shortened at all so that it cannot redeem? Or have I no power to deliver? Behold, at My rebuke I dry up the sea, I make the rivers a wilderness; their fish stink, because there is no water, and die for thirst. 3 I clothe the heavens with blackness, and I make sackcloth their covering. 4 The Lord Jehovah has given Me the tongue of the learned, to know to help the weary with a word. He wakens morning by morning, He wakens the ear to hear as the learned. 5 The Lord Jehovah has opened My ear, and I was not rebellious, nor turned away backwards. 6 I gave My back to the strikers, and My cheeks to pluckers; I did not hide My face from shame and spitting.