Liturgy of the Passion

April 17, 2011

Isaiah 50:4-9; Psalm 31:9-16; Philippians 2:5-11; Matthew 26:14-27:66

4 The Sovereign Lord has given me his words of wisdom,
so that I know how to comfort the weary.
Morning by morning he wakens me
and opens my understanding to his will.

5 The Sovereign Lord has spoken to me,
and I have listened.
I have not rebelled or turned away.

6 I offered my back to those who beat me
and my cheeks to those who pulled out my beard.
I did not hide my face
from mockery and spitting.

7 Because the Sovereign Lord helps me,
I will not be disgraced.
Therefore, I have set my face like a stone,
determined to do his will.
And I know that I will not be put to shame.

8 He who gives me justice is near.
Who will dare to bring charges against me now?
Where are my accusers?
Let them appear!

9 See, the Sovereign Lord is on my side!
Who will declare me guilty?

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