53 “Who[a] has believed our message, and[b] to[c] whom has the arm[d] of the Lord been revealed? 2 For he grew up before him like a tender plant, and like a root out of a dry ground; he had no form and he had[e] no majesty that we should look at him,[f] and there is no attractiveness that we should desire him.[g]
3 “He was despised and rejected by others, and[h] a man of sorrows, intimately familiar with[i] suffering; and like one from whom people hide their faces; and[j] we despised him[k] and did not value him.
4 “Surely he has borne our sufferings and carried our sorrows; yet we considered him stricken, and[l] struck down by God, and afflicted. 5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, and[m] he was crushed for our iniquities, and[n] the punishment that made us whole was upon him, and by his bruises we are healed. 6 All we like sheep have gone astray, we have turned, each of us, to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all. 7 He was oppressed and he was afflicted, yet he didn’t open his mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, as[o] a sheep that before its shearers is silent, so he did not open[p] his mouth.
8 “From detention and[q] judgment he was taken away[r]— and who can even think about his descendants?[s] For he was cut off from the land of the living, he was stricken[t] for the transgression of my people. 9 Then they made[u] his grave with the wicked, and with rich people[v] in his death,[w] although he had committed no violence, nor was there any deceit in his mouth.”
The Exaltation of the Servant
10 “Yet the Lord was willing to crush him, and he made him suffer.[x] Although you make his soul an offering for sin, he[y] will see his offspring, and[z] he will prolong his days, and the will of the Lord will triumph in his hand. 11 Out of the suffering of his soul he will see light[aa] and[ab] find satisfaction. And[ac] through his knowledge his servant,[ad] the righteous one, will make many righteous, and he will bear their iniquities. 12 Therefore I will allot him a portion with the great,[ae] and he will divide the spoils with the strong; because he poured out his life to death, and was numbered with the transgressors; yet he carried the sins[af] of many, and made intercession for their transgressions.”[ag]
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