He was (A)despised and forsaken of men,
A man of [a]sorrows and (B)acquainted with [b]grief;
And like one from whom men hide their face
He was (C)despised, and we did not (D)esteem Him.

Surely our [c]griefs He Himself (E)bore,
And our [d]sorrows He carried;
Yet we ourselves esteemed Him stricken,
[e]Smitten of (F)God, and afflicted.
But He was [f]pierced through for (G)our transgressions,
He was crushed for (H)our iniquities;
The (I)chastening for our [g]well-being fell upon Him,
And by (J)His scourging we are healed.
All of us like sheep have gone astray,
Each of us has turned to his own way;
But the Lord has caused the iniquity of us all
To [h]fall on Him.

He was oppressed and He was afflicted,
Yet He did not (K)open His mouth;
(L)Like a lamb that is led to slaughter,
And like a sheep that is silent before its shearers,
So He did not open His mouth.

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  1. Isaiah 53:3 Or pains
  2. Isaiah 53:3 Or sickness
  3. Isaiah 53:4 Or sickness
  4. Isaiah 53:4 Or pains
  5. Isaiah 53:4 Or Struck down by
  6. Isaiah 53:5 Or wounded
  7. Isaiah 53:5 Or peace
  8. Isaiah 53:6 Lit encounter Him