Isaiah 53

The Suffering Servant

1 a  Who has believed our message?
And to whom has the arm of the  Lord been revealed?
2For He grew up before Him like a b  tender
Lit suckling
And like a root out of parched ground;
He has d  no stately form or majesty
That we should look upon Him,
Nor appearance that we should
Lit desire
be attracted to Him.
3He was f  despised and forsaken of men,
A man of
Or pains
sorrows and h  acquainted with
Or sickness
And like one from whom men hide their face
He was j  despised, and we did not k  esteem Him.

4Surely our
Or sickness
griefs He Himself m  bore,
And our
Or pains
sorrows He carried;
Yet we ourselves esteemed Him stricken,
Or Struck down by
Smitten of p  God, and afflicted.
5But He was
Or wounded
pierced through for r  our transgressions,
He was crushed for s  our iniquities;
The t  chastening for our
Or peace
well-being fell upon Him,
And by v  His scourging we are healed.
6All of us like sheep have gone astray,
Each of us has turned to his own way;
But the  Lord has caused the iniquity of us all
Lit encounter Him
fall on Him.

7He was oppressed and He was afflicted,
Yet He did not x  open His mouth;
y  Like a lamb that is led to slaughter,
And like a sheep that is silent before its shearers,
So He did not open His mouth.
8By oppression and judgment He was taken away;
And as for His generation, who considered
That He was cut off out of the land of the
Or life
aa  For the transgression of my people, to whom the stroke was due?
9His grave was assigned with wicked men,
Yet He was with a ab  rich man in His death,
ac  Because He had ad  done no violence,
Nor was there any deceit in His mouth.

10But the  Lord was pleased
To ae  crush Him,
Lit He made Him sick
ag  putting Him to grief;
Lit His soul
He would render Himself as a guilt ai  offering,
He will see aj  His
Lit seed
He will prolong His days,
And the
Or will of
good am  pleasure of the  Lord will prosper in His hand.
11As a result of the
Or toilsome labor
anguish of His soul,
He will ao  see
Another reading is light
it and be satisfied;
By His aq  knowledge the Righteous One,
My Servant, will justify the many,
As He will ar  bear their iniquities.
12Therefore, I will allot Him a as  portion with the great,
And He will divide the booty with the strong;
Because He poured out
Lit His soul
au  Himself to death,
And was av  numbered with the transgressors;
Yet He Himself aw  bore the sin of many,
And interceded for the transgressors.

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