"The Lord keeps me from being disgraced." 

The Lord God gives me
the right words
     to encourage the weary.
Each morning he awakens me
     eager to learn his teaching;
he made me willing to listen
     and not rebel or run away.

I let them beat my back
     and pull out my beard.
I didn't turn aside
when they insulted me
     and spit in my face.
But the Lord God keeps me
     from being disgraced.
So I refuse to give up,
because I know
     God will never let me down.

                                                                                         Isaiah 50:4-7

Contemporary English Version The Holy Bible (New York , NY: American Bible Society 1995)