For a (A)child will be born to us, a (B)son will be given to us;
And the (C)government will [a]rest (D)on His shoulders;
And His name will be called (E)Wonderful Counselor, (F)Mighty God,
Eternal (G)Father, Prince of (H)Peace.

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  1. Isaiah 9:6 Lit be

There will be (A)no end to the increase of His government or of peace,
On the (B)throne of David and over his kingdom,
To establish it and to uphold it with (C)justice and righteousness
From then on and forevermore.
(D)The zeal of the Lord of hosts will accomplish this.

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The Exalted Servant

13 Behold, My (A)servant will prosper,
He will be high and lifted up and [a]greatly (B)exalted.
14 Just as many were astonished at you, My people,
So His (C)appearance was marred more than any man
And His form more than the sons of men.
15 Thus He will (D)sprinkle many nations,
Kings will (E)shut their mouths on account of Him;
For (F)what had not been told them they will see,
And what they had not heard they will understand.

The Suffering Servant

53 (G)Who has believed our message?
And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?
For He grew up before Him like a (H)tender [b]shoot,
And like a root out of parched ground;
He has (I)no stately form or majesty
That we should look upon Him,
Nor appearance that we should [c]be attracted to Him.
He was (J)despised and forsaken of men,
A man of [d]sorrows and (K)acquainted with [e]grief;
And like one from whom men hide their face
He was (L)despised, and we did not (M)esteem Him.

Surely our [f]griefs He Himself (N)bore,
And our [g]sorrows He carried;
Yet we ourselves esteemed Him stricken,
[h]Smitten of (O)God, and afflicted.
But He was [i]pierced through for (P)our transgressions,
He was crushed for (Q)our iniquities;
The (R)chastening for our [j]well-being fell upon Him,
And by (S)His scourging we are healed.
All 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
To [k]fall on Him.

He was oppressed and He was afflicted,
Yet He did not (T)open His mouth;
(U)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.
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 [l]living
(V)For the transgression of my people, to whom the stroke was due?
His grave was assigned with wicked men,
Yet He was with a (W)rich man in His death,
(X)Because He had (Y)done no violence,
Nor was there any deceit in His mouth.

10 But the Lord was pleased
To (Z)crush Him, [m](AA)putting Him to grief;
If [n]He would render Himself as a guilt (AB)offering,
He will see (AC)His [o]offspring,
He will prolong His days,
And the [p]good (AD)pleasure of the Lord will prosper in His hand.
11 As a result of the [q]anguish of His soul,
He will (AE)see [r]it and be satisfied;
By His (AF)knowledge the Righteous One,
My Servant, will justify the many,
As He will (AG)bear their iniquities.
12 Therefore, I will allot Him a (AH)portion with the great,
And He will divide the booty with the strong;
Because He poured out [s](AI)Himself to death,
And was (AJ)numbered with the transgressors;
Yet He Himself (AK)bore the sin of many,
And interceded for the transgressors.

Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 52:13 Or very high
  2. Isaiah 53:2 Lit suckling
  3. Isaiah 53:2 Lit desire
  4. Isaiah 53:3 Or pains
  5. Isaiah 53:3 Or sickness
  6. Isaiah 53:4 Or sickness
  7. Isaiah 53:4 Or pains
  8. Isaiah 53:4 Or Struck down by
  9. Isaiah 53:5 Or wounded
  10. Isaiah 53:5 Or peace
  11. Isaiah 53:6 Lit encounter Him
  12. Isaiah 53:8 Or life
  13. Isaiah 53:10 Lit He made Him sick
  14. Isaiah 53:10 Lit His soul
  15. Isaiah 53:10 Lit seed
  16. Isaiah 53:10 Or will of
  17. Isaiah 53:11 Or toilsome labor
  18. Isaiah 53:11 Another reading is light
  19. Isaiah 53:12 Lit His soul

[a]But as for (A)you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,
Too little to be among the clans of Judah,
From (B)you One will go forth for Me to be (C)ruler in Israel.
[b]His goings forth are (D)from long ago,
From the days of eternity.”
Therefore He will (E)give them up until the time
When she (F)who is in labor has borne a child.
Then the (G)remainder of His brethren
Will return to the sons of Israel.
And He will arise and (H)shepherd His flock
In the strength of the Lord,
In the majesty of the name of the Lord His God.
And they will [c]remain,
Because [d]at that time He will be great
To the (I)ends of the earth.

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  1. Micah 5:2 Ch 5:1 in Heb
  2. Micah 5:2 Or His appearances are from long ago, from days of old
  3. Micah 5:4 Or live in safety
  4. Micah 5:4 Lit now

Surely I am more (A)stupid than any man,
And I do not have the understanding of a man.
Neither have I learned wisdom,
Nor do I have the (B)knowledge of the Holy One.
Who has (C)ascended into heaven and descended?
Who has gathered the (D)wind in His fists?
Who has (E)wrapped the waters in [a]His garment?
Who has (F)established all the ends of the earth?
What is His (G)name or His son’s name?
Surely you know!

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  1. Proverbs 30:4 Lit the