Holman Christian Standard Bible
53 Who has believed what we have heard?[a]
And who has the arm of the Lord(A) been revealed to?(B)
2 He grew up before Him like a young plant(C)
and like a root out of dry ground.
He didn’t have an impressive form
or majesty that we should look at Him,
no appearance that we should desire Him.(D)
3 He was despised and rejected by men,(E)
a man of suffering who knew what sickness was.(F)
He was like someone people turned away from;[b]
He was despised, and we didn’t value Him.
4 Yet He Himself bore our sicknesses,
and He carried our pains;(G)
but we in turn regarded Him stricken,
struck down by God,(H) and afflicted.
5 But He was pierced because of our transgressions,(I)
crushed because of our iniquities;(J)
punishment(K) for our peace was on Him,
and we are healed by His wounds.(L)
6 We all went astray like sheep;(M)
we all have turned to our own way;
and the Lord has punished Him
for[c] the iniquity(N) of us all.(O)
7 He was oppressed and afflicted,
yet He did not open His mouth.
Like a lamb led to the slaughter
and like a sheep silent before her shearers,
He did not open His mouth.(P)
8 He was taken away because of oppression and judgment;
and who considered His fate?[d]
For He was cut off from the land of the living;
He was struck because of my people’s rebellion.
9 They[e] made His grave with the wicked
and with a rich man at His death,(Q)
although He had done no violence
and had not spoken deceitfully.(R)
10 Yet the Lord was pleased(S) to crush Him severely.[f](T)
When[g] You make Him a restitution offering,(U)
He will see His seed, He will prolong His days,
and by His hand, the Lord’s pleasure will be accomplished.(V)
11 He will see it[h] out of His anguish,
and He will be satisfied with His knowledge.
My righteous(W) Servant(X) will justify many,(Y)
and He will carry their iniquities.
12 Therefore I will give Him[i] the many as a portion,
and He will receive[j] the mighty as spoil,
because He submitted Himself to death,(Z)
and was counted among the rebels;(AA)
yet He bore the sin of many(AB)
and interceded for the rebels.(AC)
- Isaiah 53:1 Or believed our report
- Isaiah 53:3 Lit And like a hiding of faces from Him
- Isaiah 53:6 Or has placed on Him; lit with
- Isaiah 53:8 Or and as for His generation, who considered [Him]?
- Isaiah 53:9 DSS; MT reads He
- Isaiah 53:10 Or Him; He made Him sick.
- Isaiah 53:10 Or If
- Isaiah 53:11 DSS, LXX read see light
- Isaiah 53:12 Or Him with
- Isaiah 53:12 Or receive with