Isaiah 53

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Who has believed what he has heard from us?[1] And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? (Isa 51:9; Joh 12:38; Ro 10:16) For he grew up before him like a young plant, and like a root out of dry ground; he had no form or majesty that we should look at him, and no beauty that we should desire him. (Isa 11:1; Isa 52:14) He was despised and rejected[2] by men, a man of sorrows[3] and acquainted with[4] grief;[5] and as one from whom men hide their faces[6] he was despised, and we esteemed him not. (Ps 22:6; Isa 49:7; Mr 9:12; Joh 1:10) Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. (Ps 69:26; Mt 8:17) But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed. (Ro 4:25; 1Pe 2:24) All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned—every one—to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all. (Isa 53:10; Jer 50:6; Jer 50:17; 2Co 5:21; Col 2:14; 1Pe 2:25) He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent, so he opened not his mouth. (Jer 11:19; Mt 26:63; Mr 14:61; Joh 19:9; Ac 8:32; 1Pe 2:23) By 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 living, stricken for the transgression of my people? (Isa 57:1) And they made his grave with the wicked and with a rich man in his death, although he had done no violence, and there was no deceit in his mouth. (Mt 27:57; Mt 27:60; Heb 4:15; 1Pe 2:22; 1Jo 3:5) 10 Yet it was the will of the Lord to crush him; he has put him to grief;[7] when his soul makes[8] an offering for guilt, he shall see his offspring; he shall prolong his days; the will of the Lord shall prosper in his hand. (Isa 44:28; Isa 53:4; Isa 53:6) 11 Out of the anguish of his soul he shall see[9] and be satisfied; by his knowledge shall the righteous one, my servant, make many to be accounted righteous, and he shall bear their iniquities. (Isa 53:5; Ac 13:39; Ro 5:18; 1Jo 2:1) 12 Therefore I will divide him a portion with the many,[10] and he shall divide the spoil with the strong,[11] because he poured out his soul to death and was numbered with the transgressors; yet he bore the sin of many, and makes intercession for the transgressors. (Isa 52:13; Isa 53:6; Isa 53:8; Isa 53:10; Php 2:9; Col 2:15)