53 Who ·would have [or has] believed ·what we heard [or our message; John 12:38; Rom. 10:16]? ·Who saw the Lord’s power in this [L And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed]? 2 He grew up like a ·small plant [young plant; tender shoot; 11:1] before ·the Lord[L him], like a root growing in a ·dry land [parched soil]. He had no special beauty or ·form [majesty] to make us notice him; there was nothing in his appearance to make us desire him. 3 He was ·hated [despised] and rejected by people. ·He had much pain [L A man of pain/suffering/T sorrows] and ·suffering [one who knew/was acquainted with pain/grief]. People ·would not even look at [turned their backs on; L hid their faces from] him. He was ·hated [despised], and we ·didn’t even notice him [or did not esteem him].
4 But he ·took [bore] our suffering on him and ·felt our pain for us [carried our sorrows/sickness]. ·We saw his suffering and thought God was punishing him [L …stricken and afflicted by him; C God]. 5 But he was wounded for ·the wrong we did [T our transgressions]; he was crushed for ·the evil we did [T our iniquities]. The punishment, which ·made us well [brought us wholeness/peace], was given to him, and we are healed because of his ·wounds [lacerations; T stripes; 1 Pet. 2:24]. 6 We all have ·wandered away [T gone astray] like sheep; each of us has gone his own way [1 Pet. 2:25]. But the Lord has put on him ·the punishment for all the evil we have done [L all of our sins/iniquity].
7 He was ·beaten down [oppressed] and ·punished [treated harshly; T afflicted], but he didn’t ·say a word [L open his mouth]. He was like a lamb being led to be ·killed [slaughtered]. He was quiet, as a sheep is quiet ·while its wool is being cut [L before its shearers; Acts 8:32; Matt. 26:63; Mark 14:61; John 19:9; 1 Pet. 2:23]; he never opened his mouth. 8 Men took him away ·roughly and unfairly [or after unjustly condemning him; L from oppression and judgment]. ·He died without children to continue his family [or Yet no one of his generation objected; L and his generation, who considers/speaks of it?]. He was ·put to death [L cut off from the land of the living]; he was ·punished [struck down] for the ·sins [transgressions] of my people. 9 He was ·buried [assigned his grave] with ·wicked men [criminals], and ·he died with the rich [or he was put in a rich man’s tomb; L with the rich in his death; Matt. 27:57, 60]. He had done ·nothing wrong [L no violence], and he had ·never lied [L no deceit in his mouth; 1 Pet. 2:22].
10 But it was the ·Lord who decided [Lord’s will] to crush him and make him suffer. The Lord made his life a ·penalty [sin] offering, but he will still see his ·descendants [offspring; seed] and ·live a long life [L extend his days]. ·He will complete the things the Lord wants him to do [L The pleasure/will/purpose of the Lord will prosper in his hands]. 11 “After his soul suffers many things, he will see ·life[a][or light; or the light of life] and be satisfied. [By his knowledge/experience] My ·good [righteous] servant will ·make many people right with God [justify many]; he will carry away their ·sins [iniquities]. 12 For this reason I will ·make him a great man among people [or give him a portion with the great ones], and he will ·share in all things [divide the spoils] with those who are strong, because he ·willingly gave [laid bare; T poured out] his life and was ·treated like a criminal [L numbered/counted with rebels/trangressors]. But he ·carried away [bore] the sins of many people and ·asked forgiveness [made intercession] for ·those who sinned [rebels; transgressors].”
Isaiah 53:11see life The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Septuagint read “see light” (meaning “see life” or “live”). Some Hebrew copies have “see.”
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