13 Behold, My Servant shall [a]deal prudently; He shall be exalted and [b]extolled and be very high. 14 Just as many were astonished at you, So His visage[c] was marred more than any man, And His form more than the sons of men; 15 So shall He [d]sprinkle many nations. Kings shall shut their mouths at Him; For what had not been told them they shall see, And what they had not heard they shall consider.
The Sin-Bearing Messiah
53 Who has believed our report? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? 2 For He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant, And as a root out of dry ground. He has no [e]form or [f]comeliness; And when we see Him, There is no [g]beauty that we should desire Him. 3 He is despised and [h]rejected by men, A Man of [i]sorrows and acquainted with [j]grief. And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him; He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.
4 Surely He has borne our [k]griefs And carried our [l]sorrows; Yet we [m]esteemed Him stricken, [n]Smitten by God, and afflicted. 5 But He waswounded[o] for our transgressions, He was[p]bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes[q] we are healed. 6 All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned, every one, to his own way; And the Lord[r]has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
7 He 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. 8 He was taken from [s]prison 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.
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