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Isaiah 53

53
LIII
1Who hath believed our report,
And to whom hath the arm of Jehovah been revealed?
2For he grew up like a tender plant before him,
And like a root out of a dry ground:
He had neither form nor splendour that we should regard him;
Nor yet an appearance, that we should desire him.
3He was despised and abandoned by men,
A man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief,
And as one that hideth his face from us:
He was despised, and we esteemed him not.
4But it was our infirmities that he bare,
And our sorrows that he carried:
Yet we did esteem him stricken,
Smitten of God, and afflicted.
5And he was wounded for our transgressions,
He was bruised for our iniquities:
The chastisement of our peace was upon him,
And with his stripes we are healed.
6All we, like sheep, have gone astray;
We have turned every one to his own way;
But Jehovah hath made to meet on him the iniquity of us all:
7He was oppressed, and he submitted himself, and opened not his mouth:
He was led as a lamb to the slaughter;
And as a sheep before her shearers is dumb,
So he opened not his mouth.
8He was taken from prison and from judgment:
And who shall declare his generation?
For he was cut off from the land of the living;
For the transgression of my people was he stricken.
9And his grave was appointed with the wicked;
But it was with the rich at his death,
Because he had done no violence;
Neither was any deceit in his mouth.
10But Jehovah was pleased to bruise him; He put him to grief:
If his soul shall make an offering for sin,
He shall see seed; he shall prolong days,
And the pleasure of Jehovah shall prosper in his hands.
11He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied;
By the knowledge of him my righteous servant shall justify many;
For he shall bear their iniquities.
12Therefore will I distribute to him the many for his portion,
And he shall distribute the strong as a spoil;
Because he poured out his soul unto death,
And was numbered with the transgressors;
And he bare the sin of many,
And made intercession for the transgressors.

Isaiah 53

53
The Suffering Servant
1Who has believed [confidently trusted in, relied on, and adhered to] our message [of salvation]?
And to whom [if not us] has the arm and infinite power of the Lord been revealed?
2For He [the Servant of God] grew up before Him like a tender shoot (plant),
And like a root out of dry ground;
He has no stately form or majestic splendor
That we would look at Him,
Nor [handsome] appearance that we would #Lit take pleasure in.be attracted to Him.
3He was despised and rejected by men,
A Man of sorrows and pain and acquainted with grief;
And like One from whom men hide their faces
He was despised, and we did not appreciate His worth or esteem Him.
4But [in fact] He has borne our griefs,
And He has carried our sorrows and pains;
Yet we [ignorantly] assumed that He was stricken,
Struck down by God and degraded and humiliated [by Him].
5But He was wounded for our transgressions,
He was crushed for our wickedness [our sin, our injustice, our wrongdoing];
The punishment [required] for our well-being fell on Him,
And by His stripes (wounds) we are healed.
6All of us like sheep have gone astray,
We have turned, each one, to his own way;
But the Lord has caused the wickedness of us all [our sin, our injustice, our wrongdoing]
To fall on Him [instead of us].
7He was oppressed and He was afflicted,
Yet He did not open His mouth [to complain or defend Himself];
Like a lamb that is led to the slaughter,
And like a sheep that is silent before her shearers,
So He did not open His mouth.
8 # Or Due to. After oppression and judgment He was taken away;
And #Or who will explain to His generation.as for His generation [His contemporaries], who [among them] concerned himself with the fact
That He was cut off from the land of the living [by His death]
For the transgression of my people, to whom the stroke [of death] was due?
9His grave was assigned with the wicked,
But He was with a rich man in His death,
Because He had done no violence,
Nor was there any deceit in His mouth.
10Yet the Lord was #Or pleased.willing
To crush Him, #Lit He made Him sick.causing Him to suffer;
If #Or His soul presents an offering.He would give Himself as a guilt offering [an atonement for sin],
He shall see His [spiritual] offspring,
He shall prolong His days,
And the will (good pleasure) of the Lord shall succeed and prosper in His hand.
11As a result of the #Lit trouble.anguish of His soul,
He shall see it and be satisfied;
By His knowledge [of what He has accomplished] the Righteous One,
My Servant, shall justify the many [making them righteous—upright before God, in right standing with Him],
For He shall bear [the responsibility for] their sins.
12Therefore, I will divide and give Him a portion with the great [kings and rulers],
And He shall divide the spoils with the mighty,
Because He [willingly] poured out His life to death,
And was counted among the transgressors;
Yet He Himself bore and took away the sin of many,
And interceded [with the Father] for the transgressors.