Wherefore was it - That from the womb, I came forth, to see labour and pain; and That in shame should my days be consumed!
Thou, knowest my reproach, and my shame, and my confusion, Before thee, are all mine adversaries.
For I think that, God, hath set forth, us the apostles, to be last of all, as men devoted to death, - in that, a spectacle, have we been made, unto the world, - both unto messengers and unto men.
Unto the woman, he said, I will, increase, thy pain of pregnancy, In pain, shalt thou year children, - Yet, unto thy husband, shall be thy hinging, Though, he, rule over thee.
Oh that, in hades, thou wouldst hide me! that thou wouldst keep me secret, until the turn of thine anger, that thou wouldst set for me a fixed time, and remember me:
For, all our days, decline in thy wrath, - We end our years like a sigh.
From the sole of the foot even unto the head, there is in it no soundness, Bruise and stripe and newly-made wound, - They have not been pressed out, nor bound up, nor soothed with oil.
Hearken unto me ye who discern righteousness, The people in whose heart is my law, - Do not fear the reproach of frail men, Nor at their revilings, be dismayed;
When I would have cheered myself against sorrow, Against me, mine own heart sickened: -
Is it nothing to you, all ye that pass by? Look around and see, whether there is pain like my pain, which is severely dealt out to me, - in that Yahweh, hath caused grief, in the day of the glow of his anger?
Verily, verily, I say unto you - Ye, shall weep and lament, but, the world, shall rejoice: Ye, shall be grieved, but, your grief, into joy, shall be turned.
They, therefore, went rejoicing from the presence of the high-council; in that they had been accounted worthy, in behalf of The Name, to suffer dishonour.
For which cause, these things also, am I suffering; nevertheless I am not being put to shame, for I know him whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is, able, to guard, that which I have entrusted, to him unto, that, day.
For, of endurance, ye have need, in order that, the will of God having done, Ye may bear away, the promise.
Others, again, of mockings and scourgings, received trial, nay! further, of bonds and imprisonments:
Looking away unto our faith's Princely-leader and perfecter, Jesus, - who, in consideration of the joy lying before him, endured a cross, shame, despising! And, on the right hand of the throne of God, hath taken his seat.
Now, therefore, let us be going forth unto him, outside the camp, his reproach bearing.
If ye are being reproached in the name of Christ, happy are ye ! Because, the Spirit, of the glory, and the Spirit of God, unto you is bringing rest.