The Suffering Servant
53 Who has believed [confidently trusted in, relied on, and adhered to] our message [of salvation]?(A)
And to whom [if not us] has the arm and infinite power of the Lord been revealed?(B)
For He [the Servant of God] grew up before Him like a tender shoot (plant),
And like a root out of dry ground;
He has no stately form or majestic splendor
That we would look at Him,
Nor [handsome] appearance that we would [a]be attracted to Him.
He was despised and rejected by men,
A Man of sorrows and pain and acquainted with grief;
And like One from whom men hide their faces
He was despised, and we did not appreciate His worth or esteem Him.
- Isaiah 53:2 Lit take pleasure in.