Isaiah 53

He Was Wounded for Our Transgressions

1 Who a has believed our report?
And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?
2 For He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant,
And as a root out of dry ground.
He has no 1 form or 2 comeliness;
And when we see Him,
There is no 3 beauty that we should desire Him.
3 b He is despised and 4 rejected by men,
A Man of 5 sorrows and c acquainted with 6 grief.
And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him;
He was despised, and d we did not esteem Him.

4 Surely e He has borne our 7 griefs
And carried our 8 sorrows;
Yet we 9 esteemed Him stricken,
10 Smitten by God, and afflicted.
5 But He was f wounded 11 for our transgressions,
He was 12 bruised for our iniquities;
The chastisement for our peace was upon Him,
And by His g stripes 13 we are healed.
6 All we like sheep have gone astray;
We have turned, every one, to his own way;
And the LORD 14 has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.

7 He was oppressed and He was afflicted,
Yet h He opened not His mouth;
i He was led as a lamb to the slaughter,
And as a sheep before its shearers is silent,
So He opened not His mouth.
8 He was j taken from 15 prison and from judgment,
And who will declare His generation?
For k He was cut off from the land of the living;
For the transgressions of My people He was stricken.
9 l And 16 they made His grave with the wicked -
But with the rich at His death,
Because He had done no violence,
Nor was any m deceit in His mouth.

10 Yet it pleased the LORD to 17 bruise Him;
He has put Him to grief.
When You make His soul n an offering for sin,
He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days,
And the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in His hand.
11 18 He shall see the labor of His soul, and be satisfied.
By His knowledge o My righteous p Servant shall q justify many,
For He shall bear their iniquities.
12 r Therefore I will divide Him a portion with the great,
s And He shall divide the 19 spoil with the strong,
Because He t poured out His soul unto death,
And He was u numbered with the transgressors,
And He bore the sin of many,
And v made intercession for the transgressors.

New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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