(A)He is despised and [a]rejected by men,
A Man of [b]sorrows and (B)acquainted with [c]grief.
And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him;
He was despised, and (C)we did not esteem Him.

Surely (D)He has borne our [d]griefs
And carried our [e]sorrows;
Yet we [f]esteemed Him stricken,
[g]Smitten by God, and afflicted.
But He was (E)wounded[h] for our transgressions,
He was [i]bruised for our iniquities;
The chastisement for our peace was upon Him,
And by His (F)stripes[j] we are healed.
All we like sheep have gone astray;
We have turned, every one, to his own way;
And the Lord [k]has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.

He was oppressed and He was afflicted,
Yet (G)He opened not His mouth;
(H)He was led as a lamb to the slaughter,
And as a sheep before its shearers is silent,
So He opened not His mouth.
He was (I)taken from [l]prison and from judgment,
And who will declare His generation?
For (J)He was cut off from the land of the living;
For the transgressions of My people He was stricken.
(K)And [m]they made His grave with the wicked—
But with the rich at His death,
Because He had done no violence,
Nor was any (L)deceit in His mouth.

10 Yet it pleased the Lord to [n]bruise Him;
He has put Him to grief.
When You make His soul (M)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.
11 [o]He shall see the labor of His soul, and be satisfied.
By His knowledge (N)My righteous (O)Servant shall (P)justify many,
For He shall bear their iniquities.

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  1. Isaiah 53:3 Or forsaken
  2. Isaiah 53:3 Lit. pains
  3. Isaiah 53:3 Lit. sickness
  4. Isaiah 53:4 Lit. sicknesses
  5. Isaiah 53:4 Lit. pains
  6. Isaiah 53:4 reckoned
  7. Isaiah 53:4 Struck down
  8. Isaiah 53:5 Or pierced through
  9. Isaiah 53:5 crushed
  10. Isaiah 53:5 Blows that cut in
  11. Isaiah 53:6 Lit. has caused to land on Him
  12. Isaiah 53:8 confinement
  13. Isaiah 53:9 Lit. he or He
  14. Isaiah 53:10 crush
  15. Isaiah 53:11 So with MT, Tg., Vg.; DSS, LXX From the labor of His soul He shall see light

He was (A)despised and abandoned by men,
A man of [a]great pain and (B)familiar with sickness;
And like one from whom people hide their faces,
He was (C)despised, and we had no (D)regard for Him.

However, it was our sicknesses that He Himself (E)bore,
And our pains that He carried;
Yet we ourselves assumed that He had been afflicted,
Struck down by (F)God, and humiliated.
But He was [b]pierced for (G)our offenses,
He was crushed for (H)our wrongdoings;
The (I)punishment for our [c]well-being was laid upon Him,
And by (J)His wounds 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 wrongdoing of us all
To [d]fall on Him.

He was oppressed and afflicted,
Yet He did not (K)open His mouth;
(L)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 from the land of the [e]living
(M)For the wrongdoing of my people, to whom the blow was due?
And His grave was assigned with wicked men,
Yet He was with a (N)rich man in His death,
(O)Because He had (P)done no violence,
Nor was there any deceit in His mouth.

10 But the Lord desired
To (Q)crush Him, [f](R)causing Him grief;
If He renders [g]Himself as a guilt (S)offering,
He will see (T)His [h]offspring,
He will prolong His days,
And the [i]good (U)pleasure of the Lord will prosper in His hand.
11 As a result of the [j]anguish of His soul,
He will [k](V)see it and be satisfied;
By His (W)knowledge the Righteous One,
My Servant, will justify the many,
For He will (X)bear their wrongdoings.

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  1. Isaiah 53:3 Lit pains
  2. Isaiah 53:5 Or wounded
  3. Isaiah 53:5 Or peace
  4. Isaiah 53:6 Lit encounter Him
  5. Isaiah 53:8 Or life
  6. Isaiah 53:10 Lit He made Him sick
  7. Isaiah 53:10 Lit His soul
  8. Isaiah 53:10 Lit seed
  9. Isaiah 53:10 Or will of
  10. Isaiah 53:11 Or trouble
  11. Isaiah 53:11 DSS see light; LXX also has light


He 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.


But [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].(A)

But 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.

All 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].(B)


He 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.

[a]After oppression and judgment He was taken away;
And [b]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?

His 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.(C)

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Yet the Lord was [c]willing
To crush Him, [d]causing Him to suffer;
If [e]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.
11 
As a result of the [f]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.

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  1. Isaiah 53:8 Or Due to.
  2. Isaiah 53:8 Or who will explain to His generation.
  3. Isaiah 53:10 Or pleased.
  4. Isaiah 53:10 Lit He made Him sick.
  5. Isaiah 53:10 Or His soul presents an offering.
  6. Isaiah 53:11 Lit trouble.

He was despised and rejected by mankind,
    a man of suffering,(A) and familiar with pain.(B)
Like one from whom people hide(C) their faces
    he was despised,(D) and we held him in low esteem.

Surely he took up our pain
    and bore our suffering,(E)
yet we considered him punished by God,(F)
    stricken by him, and afflicted.(G)
But he was pierced(H) for our transgressions,(I)
    he was crushed(J) for our iniquities;
the punishment(K) that brought us peace(L) was on him,
    and by his wounds(M) we are healed.(N)
We all, like sheep, have gone astray,(O)
    each of us has turned to our own way;(P)
and the Lord has laid on him
    the iniquity(Q) of us all.

He was oppressed(R) and afflicted,
    yet he did not open his mouth;(S)
he was led like a lamb(T) to the slaughter,(U)
    and as a sheep before its shearers is silent,
    so he did not open his mouth.
By oppression[a] and judgment(V) he was taken away.
    Yet who of his generation protested?
For he was cut off from the land of the living;(W)
    for the transgression(X) of my people he was punished.[b]
He was assigned a grave with the wicked,(Y)
    and with the rich(Z) in his death,
though he had done no violence,(AA)
    nor was any deceit in his mouth.(AB)

10 Yet it was the Lord’s will(AC) to crush(AD) him and cause him to suffer,(AE)
    and though the Lord makes[c] his life an offering for sin,(AF)
he will see his offspring(AG) and prolong his days,
    and the will of the Lord will prosper(AH) in his hand.
11 After he has suffered,(AI)
    he will see the light(AJ) of life[d] and be satisfied[e];
by his knowledge[f] my righteous servant(AK) will justify(AL) many,
    and he will bear their iniquities.(AM)

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  1. Isaiah 53:8 Or From arrest
  2. Isaiah 53:8 Or generation considered / that he was cut off from the land of the living, / that he was punished for the transgression of my people?
  3. Isaiah 53:10 Hebrew though you make
  4. Isaiah 53:11 Dead Sea Scrolls (see also Septuagint); Masoretic Text does not have the light of life.
  5. Isaiah 53:11 Or (with Masoretic Text) 11 He will see the fruit of his suffering / and will be satisfied
  6. Isaiah 53:11 Or by knowledge of him

He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

But 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.

All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.

He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken.

And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.

10 Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt 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.

11 He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.

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