Isaiah 53

1 Who has believed what we have heard?
Or believed our report

And who has the arm of the Lord b been revealed to? c
2 He grew up before Him like a young plant d
and like a root out of dry ground.
He didn’t have an impressive form
or majesty that we should look at Him,
no appearance that we should desire Him. e
3 He was despised and rejected by men f
a man of suffering who knew what sickness was. g
He was like someone people turned away from;
Lit And like a hiding of faces from Him

He was despised, and we didn’t value Him.

4 Yet He Himself bore our sicknesses,
and He carried our pains; i
but we in turn regarded Him stricken,
struck down by God j and afflicted.
5 But He was pierced because of our transgressions k
crushed because of our iniquities; l
punishment m for our peace was on Him,
and we are healed by His wounds. n
6 We all went astray like sheep; o
we all have turned to our own way;
and the Lord has punished Him
for
Or has placed on Him; lit with
the iniquity q of us all. r

7 He was oppressed and afflicted,
yet He did not open His mouth.
Like a lamb led to the slaughter
and like a sheep silent before her shearers,
He did not open His mouth. s
8 He was taken away because of oppression and judgment;
and who considered His fate?
Or and as for His generation, who considered [Him]?

For He was cut off from the land of the living;
He was struck because of my people’s rebellion.
9 They
DSS; MT reads He
made His grave with the wicked
and with a rich man at His death v
although He had done no violence
and had not spoken deceitfully. w

10 Yet the Lord was pleased x to crush Him severely.
Or Him; He made Him sick.
,
z
When
Or If
You make Him a
restitution offering(s): An offering that was a penalty for unintentional sins, primarily in relation to the tabernacle or temple; traditionally trespass or guilt offering
restitution offering ac
He will see His
offspring/ seed: This term is used literally or metaphorically to refer to plants or grain, sowing or harvest, male reproductive seed, human children or physical descendants, and also to spiritual children or to Christ (G13:16).
seed, He will prolong His days,
and by His hand, the Lord’s pleasure will be accomplished. ae
11 He will see it
DSS, LXX read see light
out of His anguish,
and He will be satisfied with His knowledge.
My righteous ag Servant ah will justify many ai
and He will carry their iniquities.
12 Therefore I will give Him
Or Him with
the many as a portion,
and He will receive
Or receive with
the mighty as spoil,
because He submitted Himself to death al
and was counted among the rebels; am
yet He bore the sin of many an
and interceded for the rebels. ao
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