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Isaiah 53

New International Version

1 Who has believed our message and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? 2 He grew up before him like a tender shoot, and like a root out of dry ground. He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him. 3 He was despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain. Like one from whom people hide their faces he was despised, and we held him in low esteem. 4 Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. 5 But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. 6 We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all. 7 He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth. 8 By oppression[1] and judgment he was taken away. Yet who of his generation protested? For he was cut off from the land of the living; for the transgression of my people he was punished.[2] 9 He was assigned a grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death, though he had done no violence, nor was any deceit in his mouth. 10 Yet it was the Lord’s will to crush him and cause him to suffer, and though the Lord makes[3] his life an offering for sin, he will see his offspring and prolong his days, and the will of the Lord will prosper in his hand. 11 After he has suffered, he will see the light of life[4] and be satisfied[5]; by his knowledge[6] my righteous servant will justify many, and he will bear their iniquities. 12 Therefore I will give him a portion among the great,[7] and he will divide the spoils with the strong,[8] because he poured out his life unto death, and was numbered with the transgressors. For he bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

Isaiah 53

English Standard Version

1 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) 2 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) 3 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) 4 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) 5 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) 6 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) 7 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) 8 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) 9 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)