He Was Pierced for Our Transgressions13 Behold, a my servant shall act wisely; ▼
▼Or shall prosper
he shall be high and lifted up,
and shall be exalted.
14As many were astonished at you—
c his appearance was so marred, beyond human semblance,
and his form beyond that of the children of mankind—
15so d shall he sprinkle ▼
▼Or startlemany nations;
f kings shall shut their mouths because of him;
g for that which has not been told them they see,
and that which they have not heard they understand.
Isaiah 531 h Who has believed what he has heard from us? ▼
▼Or Who has believed what we have heard?
And to whom has j the arm of the Lord been revealed?
2For he grew up before him like a young plant,
k and like a root out of dry ground;
l he had no form or majesty that we should look at him,
and no beauty that we should desire him.
3 m He was despised and rejected ▼
▼Or forsakenby men;
a man of sorrows ▼
▼Or pains; also verse 4and acquainted with ▼
▼Or and knowinggrief; ▼
▼Or sickness; also verse 4
and as one from whom men hide their faces ▼
▼Or as one who hides his face from us
he was despised, and s we esteemed him not.
4 t Surely he has borne our griefs
and carried our sorrows;
yet we esteemed him stricken,
u smitten by God, and afflicted.
5 v But he was pierced for our transgressions;
he was crushed for our iniquities;
upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace,
w and with his wounds we are healed.
6 x All we like sheep have gone astray;
we have turned—every one—to his own way;
y and the Lord has laid on him
the iniquity of us all.
7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted,
z yet he opened not his mouth;
aa like a ab lamb that is led to the slaughter,
and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent,
so he opened not his mouth.
8By oppression and judgment he was taken away;
and as for his generation ac who considered
that he was cut off out of the land of the living,
stricken for the transgression of my people?
9And they made his grave with the wicked
ad and with a rich man in his death,
although ae he had done no violence,
and there was no deceit in his mouth.
10 Yet af it was the will of the Lord to crush him;
he has put him to grief; ▼
▼Or he has made him sick
ah when his soul makes ▼
▼Or when you make his soulan offering for guilt,
he shall see his offspring; he shall prolong his days;
aj the will of the Lord shall prosper in his hand.
11Out of the anguish of his soul he shall see ▼
▼Masoretic Text; Dead Sea Scroll he shall see lightand be satisfied;
by his knowledge shall al the righteous one, my servant,
am make many to be accounted righteous,
an and he shall bear their iniquities.
12 ao Therefore I will divide him a portion with the many ▼
▼Or with the great
aq and he shall divide the spoil with the strong ▼
▼Or with the numerous
because he poured out his soul to death
and was numbered with the transgressors;
as yet he bore the sin of many,
and makes intercession for the transgressors.
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