(A)He was despised and rejected[a] by men,
    a man of sorrows[b] and acquainted with[c] grief;[d]
and as one from whom men hide their faces[e]
    he was despised, and (B)we esteemed him not.

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

He was oppressed, and he was afflicted,
    (I)yet he opened not his mouth;
(J)like a (K)lamb that is led to the slaughter,
    and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent,
    so he opened not his mouth.
By oppression and judgment he was taken away;
    and as for his generation, (L)who considered
that he was cut off out of the land of the living,
    stricken for the transgression of my people?
And they made his grave with the wicked
    (M)and with a rich man in his death,
although (N)he had done no violence,
    and there was no deceit in his mouth.

10 Yet (O)it was the will of the Lord to crush him;
    he has put him to grief;[f]
(P)when his soul makes[g] an offering for guilt,
    he shall see his offspring; he shall prolong his days;
(Q)the will of the Lord shall prosper in his hand.
11 Out of the anguish of his soul he shall see[h] and be satisfied;
by his knowledge shall (R)the righteous one, my servant,
    (S)make many to be accounted righteous,
    (T)and he shall bear their iniquities.
12 (U)Therefore I will divide him a portion with the many,[i]
    (V)and he shall divide the spoil with the strong,[j]
because he poured out his soul to death
    and was numbered with the transgressors;
(W)yet he bore the sin of many,
    and makes intercession for the transgressors.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 53:3 Or forsaken
  2. Isaiah 53:3 Or pains; also verse 4
  3. Isaiah 53:3 Or and knowing
  4. Isaiah 53:3 Or sickness; also verse 4
  5. Isaiah 53:3 Or as one who hides his face from us
  6. Isaiah 53:10 Or he has made him sick
  7. Isaiah 53:10 Or when you make his soul
  8. Isaiah 53:11 Masoretic Text; Dead Sea Scroll he shall see light
  9. Isaiah 53:12 Or with the great
  10. Isaiah 53:12 Or with the numerous