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)

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Footnotes

  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?

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