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Isaiah 53:1-3 Common English Bible (CEB)

53 Who can believe what we have heard,
    and for whose sake has the Lord’s arm[a] been revealed?
He grew up like a young plant before us,[b]
    like a root from dry ground.
He possessed no splendid form for us to see,
    no desirable appearance.
He was despised and avoided by others;
    a man who suffered, who knew sickness well.
Like someone from whom people hid their faces,
    he was despised, and we didn’t think about him.

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  1. Isaiah 53:1 Or power
  2. Isaiah 53:2 Or him
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Isaiah 53:1-3 New International Version (NIV)

53 Who has believed our message
    and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?
He grew up before him like a tender shoot,
    and like a root out of dry ground.
He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him,
    nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.
He was despised and rejected by mankind,
    a man of suffering, and familiar with pain.
Like one from whom people hide their faces
    he was despised, and we held him in low esteem.

New International Version (NIV)

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