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53 Who has believed our message,
    and to whom has the arm of Yahweh been revealed?
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.
But[h] he was pierced[i] because of our transgressions,
    crushed because of our iniquities;
the chastisement for[j] our peace[k] was upon him,
    and by his wounds[l] we were healed.[m]
All of us have wandered about like sheep;
    we each have turned to his own way;
and Yahweh let fall on him
    the iniquity of us all.
He was oppressed and afflicted,
    yet[n] he did not open his mouth;
he was brought like a lamb to the slaughter,
    and like a sheep is dumb before its shearers,
so[o] he did not open his mouth.
He was taken by restraint of justice,
    and who concerned himself with his generation?
For he was cut off from the land of the living;
    he received a blow because of the transgression of my people.
He made[p] his grave with the wicked,
    and with the rich in his death,
although he had done no violence,
    and there was no deceit in his mouth.
10 Yet[q] Yahweh was pleased to crush him;
    he made him sick.[r]
If she[s] places[t] his life a guilt offering,[u]
    he will see offspring.
He will prolong days,
    and the will of Yahweh will succeed in his hand.
11 From the trouble of his life[v] he will see;[w]
    he will be satisfied.
In his knowledge, the righteous one, my servant, shall declare many righteous,[x]
    and he is the one who will bear their iniquities.
12 Therefore, I will divide to him a portion among the many,[y]
    and with the strong ones he will divide bounty,
because[z] he poured his life out to death
    and was counted with the transgressors;
and[aa] he was the one who bore the sin of many
    and will intercede for the transgressors.


  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”
  8. Isaiah 53:5 Or “And”
  9. Isaiah 53:5 Or “wounded”
  10. Isaiah 53:5 Or “of”
  11. Isaiah 53:5 Or “healing”
  12. Isaiah 53:5 Hebrew “wound”
  13. Isaiah 53:5 Literally “it was healed for us”
  14. Isaiah 53:7 Or “and”
  15. Isaiah 53:7 Or “and”
  16. Isaiah 53:9 Or “gave”
  17. Isaiah 53:10 Or “And”
  18. Isaiah 53:10 Literally “he made sick”
  19. Isaiah 53:10 Or “you”
  20. Isaiah 53:10 Or “makes”
  21. Isaiah 53:10 Or “compensation”
  22. Isaiah 53:11 Or “soul”
  23. Isaiah 53:11 Dead Sea Scrolls add “light”
  24. Isaiah 53:11 Or “right”
  25. Isaiah 53:12 Or “great”
  26. Isaiah 53:12 Literally “Instead of that”
  27. Isaiah 53:12 Or “yet”