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I gave my back to those who strike me,
and my cheeks to those who plucked out the beard;
I did not hide my face from shame and spitting. Bible

“my cheeks to those who plucked out the beard.” Slapping someone on the face, pulling out someone’s beard, or spitting on them, were all terrible insults in the biblical culture. For more on slapping the face, see commentary on Luke 6:29.


Commentary for: Isaiah 50:6