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For[a] he went[b] up like a shoot before him,
    and like a root from dry ground.
He had no form and no majesty that[c] we should see him,
    and no appearance that[d] we should take pleasure in him.
He was despised and rejected by men,
    a man of suffering, and acquainted with[e] sickness,
and like one from whom others hide their faces,[f] he was despised,
    and we did not hold him in high regard.
However, he was the one who lifted up our sicknesses,
    and he carried our pain,
yet[g] we ourselves assumed him stricken,
    struck down by God and afflicted.

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  1. Isaiah 53:2 Or “And”
  2. Isaiah 53:2 Or “grew”
  3. Isaiah 53:2 Or “and”
  4. Isaiah 53:2 Or “and”
  5. Isaiah 53:3 Or “knowledgeable of”
  6. Isaiah 53:3 Literally “hiding of face from him”
  7. Isaiah 53:4 Or “and”

He grew up before him like a tender shoot,(A)
    and like a root(B) out of dry ground.
He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him,
    nothing in his appearance(C) that we should desire him.
He was despised and rejected by mankind,
    a man of suffering,(D) and familiar with pain.(E)
Like one from whom people hide(F) their faces
    he was despised,(G) and we held him in low esteem.

Surely he took up our pain
    and bore our suffering,(H)
yet we considered him punished by God,(I)
    stricken by him, and afflicted.(J)

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