53 1 Of Christ and his kingdom, whose word few will believe. 6 All men are sinners. 11 Christ is our righteousness, 12 and is dead for our sins.

Who [a]will believe our report? and to whom is the [b]arm of the Lord revealed?

But he shall grow up before him as a branch, and as a [c]root out of a dry [d]ground; he hath neither form nor beauty: when we shall see him, there shall be no form that we should desire him.

He is despised and rejected of men: he is a man full of sorrows, and hath experience of [e]infirmities: we hid as it were our faces from him: he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 53:1 The Prophet showeth that very few shall receive this their preaching of Christ, and of their deliverance by him, John 12:38; Rom. 10:16.
  2. Isaiah 53:1 Meaning, that none can believe, but whose hearts God toucheth with the virtue of his holy Spirit.
  3. Isaiah 53:2 The beginning of Christ’s kingdom shall be small and contemptible in the sight of man, but it shall grow wonderfully, and flourish before God.
  4. Isaiah 53:2 Read Isa. 11:1.
  5. Isaiah 53:3 Which was by God’s singular providence for the comfort of sinners, Heb. 4:15.