New American Standard Bible
The Lord GOD has opened My ear; And I was not disobedient Nor did I turn back.
King James Bible
The Lord GOD hath opened mine ear, and I was not rebellious, neither turned away back.
Darby Bible Translation
The Lord Jehovah hath opened mine ear, and I was not rebellious; I turned not away back.
World English Bible
The Lord Yahweh has opened my ear, and I was not rebellious, neither turned away backward.
Young's Literal Translation
The Lord Jehovah opened for me the ear, And I rebelled not -- backward I moved not.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The Lord God hath opened mine ear - This is another expression denoting that he was attentive to the import of the divine commission (see Psalm 40:6).
And I was not rebellious - I willingly undertook the task of communicating the divine will to mankind. The statement here is in accordance with all that is said of the Messiah, that he was willing to come and do the will of God, and that whatever trials the work involved he was prepared to meet them (see Psalm 40:6-8; compare Hebrews 10:4-10).
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And He went a little beyond them, and fell on His face and prayed, saying, "My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; yet not as I will, but as You will."
"And He who sent Me is with Me; He has not left Me alone, for I always do the things that are pleasing to Him."
but so that the world may know that I love the Father, I do exactly as the Father commanded Me. Get up, let us go from here.
"If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love; just as I have kept My Father's commandments and abide in His love.
"So, King Agrippa, I did not prove disobedient to the heavenly vision,
Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.
Although He was a Son, He learned obedience from the things which He suffered.
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