A reading from the book of the prophet Isaiah.
Our God has given me a well-trained tongue
that I may know how to sustain the weary with a word.
Morning after morning, God awakens me,
to hear as disciples do.
God opens my ears;
I was not disobedient,
I did not turn back;
I gave my back to those who beat me,
my cheeks to those who humiliated me;
I did not hide my face
from insult and spitting.
The Most High helps me,
therefore I am not dishonored;
therefore I have set my face firm.
I know I will not be put to shame.
The Word of God recorded in Isaiah.