1Who has believed our report?
And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?
2For He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant,
And as a root out of dry ground.
He has no 53:2 Stately formform or 53:2 splendorcomeliness;
And when we see Him,
There is no 53:2 Lit. appearancebeauty that we should desire Him.
3He is despised and 53:3 Or forsakenrejected by men,
A Man of 53:3 Lit. painssorrows and acquainted with 53:3 Lit. sicknessgrief.
And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him;
He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.
4Surely He has borne our 53:4 Lit. sicknessesgriefs
And carried our 53:4 Lit. painssorrows;
Yet we 53:4 reckonedesteemed Him stricken,
53:4 Struck downSmitten by God, and afflicted.
5But He was wounded53:5 Or pierced through for our transgressions,
He was 53:5 crushedbruised for our iniquities;
The chastisement for our peace was upon Him,
And by His stripes53:5 Blows that cut in we are healed.
6All we like sheep have gone astray;
We have turned, every one, to his own way;
And the Lord 53:6 Lit. has caused to land on Himhas laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
7He was oppressed and He was afflicted,
Yet He opened not His mouth;
He was led as a lamb to the slaughter,
And as a sheep before its shearers is silent,
So He opened not His mouth.
8He was taken from 53:8 confinementprison and from judgment,
And who will declare His generation?
For He was cut off from the land of the living;
For the transgressions of My people He was stricken.
9And 53:9 Lit. he or Hethey made His grave with the wicked—
But with the rich at His death,
Because He had done no violence,
Nor was any deceit in His mouth.
10Yet it pleased the Lord to 53:10 crushbruise Him;
He has put Him to grief.
When You make His soul an offering for sin,
He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days,
And the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in His hand.
1153:11 So with MT, Tg., Vg.; DSS, LXX From the labor of His soul He shall see lightHe shall see the labor of His soul, and be satisfied.
By His knowledge My righteous Servant shall justify many,
For He shall bear their iniquities.
12Therefore I will divide Him a portion with the great,
And He shall divide the 53:12 plunderspoil with the strong,
Because He poured out His soul unto death,
And He was numbered with the transgressors,
And He bore the sin of many,
And made intercession for the transgressors.