53 1Who hath believed our message? and to whom hath the arm of Jehovah
2For he grew up before him as a tender plant, and as a
root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we see
him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.
3He was despised, and
rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and as one from
whom men hide their face he was despised; and we esteemed him not.
4Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows; yet we did
esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
5But he was wounded
for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement
of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and
Jehovah hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
7He was oppressed, yet
when he was afflicted he opened not his mouth; as a lamb that is led to the
slaughter, and as a sheep that before its shearers is dumb, so he opened not
8By oppression and judgment he was taken away; and as for his
generation, who among them considered that he was cut off out of the
land of the living for the transgression of my people to whom the stroke
9And they made his grave with the wicked, and with a
rich man in his death; although he had done no violence, neither was any
deceit in his mouth.
10Yet it pleased Jehovah to bruise him; he hath put
him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see
his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of Jehovah
shall prosper in his hand.
11He shall see of the travail of his soul,
and shall be satisfied: by the knowledge of himself shall my
righteous servant justify many; and he shall bear their iniquities.
12Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall
divide the spoil with the strong; because he poured out his soul unto death,
and was numbered with the transgressors: yet he bare the sin of many, and
made intercession for the transgressors.