He Was Pierced for Our Transgressions

13 Behold, (A)my servant shall act wisely;[a]
    he shall be high and lifted up,
    and shall be exalted.
14 As many were astonished at you—
    (B)his appearance was so marred, beyond human semblance,
    and his form beyond that of the children of mankind—
15 so (C)shall he sprinkle[b] many nations.
    (D)Kings shall shut their mouths because of him,
(E)for that which has not been told them they see,
    and that which they have not heard they understand.
53 (F)Who has believed what he has heard from us?[c]
    And to whom has (G)the arm of the Lord been revealed?
For he grew up before him like a young plant,
    (H)and like a root out of dry ground;
(I)he had no form or majesty that we should look at him,
    and no beauty that we should desire him.
(J)He was despised and rejected[d] by men,
    a man of sorrows[e] and acquainted with[f] grief;[g]
and as one from whom men hide their faces[h]
    he was despised, and (K)we esteemed him not.

(L)Surely he has borne our griefs
    and carried our sorrows;
yet we esteemed him stricken,
    (M)smitten by God, and afflicted.
(N)But he was pierced for our transgressions;
    he was crushed for our iniquities;
upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace,
    (O)and with his wounds we are healed.
(P)All we like sheep have gone astray;
    we have turned—every one—to his own way;
(Q)and the Lord has laid on him
    the iniquity of us all.

Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 52:13 Or shall prosper
  2. Isaiah 52:15 Or startle
  3. Isaiah 53:1 Or Who has believed what we have heard?
  4. Isaiah 53:3 Or forsaken
  5. Isaiah 53:3 Or pains; also verse 4
  6. Isaiah 53:3 Or and knowing
  7. Isaiah 53:3 Or sickness; also verse 4
  8. Isaiah 53:3 Or as one who hides his face from us

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