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53 Who has believed our message?

To whom has the Lord’s power been revealed?

    He grew up in his presence like a young tree,
        like a root out of dry ground.
    He had no form or majesty that would make us look at him.
    He had nothing in his appearance that would make us desire him.
    He was despised and rejected by people.
    He was a man of sorrows, familiar with suffering.
    He was despised like one from whom people turn their faces,
        and we didn’t consider him to be worth anything.

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