“Listen to Me, you who know rightness and justice and right standing with God, the people in whose heart is My law and My instruction: fear not the reproach of men, neither be afraid nor dismayed at their revilings.” Isaiah 51:7 ->me: Those who KNOW, need not fear and rest assured that all will be well. The righteousness I pursue is the indwelling reality of my mind (know) and heart; it is at the center of my identity. However, God warns that what I am in knowing righteousness, will incite hostility, bringing reproach or taunting and insults. The verb used for reproach is ‘gadap’. It is only used once (here) as verbal hostility towards people. All seven other instances concern blasphemy against God. This indicates the strength of the word Isaiah chose. However, even with the all the insults that could be hurtled my way, the Lord reminds me that man is morally frail, which is what human opponents ultimately amount to.