Isaiah 53:3
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English Standard Version
He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

King James Bible
He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

American Standard Version
He 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.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Despised, and the most abject of men, a man of sorrows, and acquainted with infirmity: and his look was as it were hidden and despised, whereupon we esteemed him not.

English Revised Version
He 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.

Webster's Bible Translation
He is despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

Isaiah 53:3 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

This salvation in its immediate manifestation is the liberation of the exiles; and on the ground of what the prophet sees in spirit, he exclaims to them (as in Isaiah 48:20), in Isaiah 52:11, Isaiah 52:12 : "Go ye forth, go ye forth, go out from thence, lay hold of no unclean thing; go ye out of the midst of her, cleanse yourselves, ye that bear the vessels of Jehovah. For ye shall not go out in confusion, and ye shall not go forth in flight: for Jehovah goeth before you, and the God of Israel is your rear-guard." When they go out from thence, i.e., from Babylon, they are not to touch anything unclean, i.e., they are not to enrich themselves with the property of their now subjugated oppressors, as was the case at the exodus from Egypt (Exodus 12:36). It is to be a holy procession, at which they are to appear morally as well as corporeally unstained. But those who bear the vessels of Jehovah, i.e., the vessels of the temple, are not only not to defile themselves, but are to purify themselves (hibbârū with the tone upon the last syllable, a regular imperative niphal of bârar). This is an indirect prophecy, and was fulfilled in the fact that Cyrus directed the golden and silver vessels, which Nebuchadnezzar had brought to Babylon, to be restored to the returning exiles as their rightful property (Ezra 1:7-11). It would thus be possible for them to put themselves into the right attitude for their departure, since it would not take place in precipitous haste (bechippâzon), as the departure from Egypt did (Deuteronomy 16:3, cf., Exodus 12:39), nor like a flight, but they would go forth under the guidance of Jehovah. מאסּפכם (with the ē changed into the original ı̆) does not man, "He bringeth you, the scattered ones, together," but according to Numbers 10:25; Joshua 6:9, Joshua 6:13, "He closes your procession," - He not only goes before you to lead you, but also behind you, to protect you (as in Exodus 14:19). For the me'assēph, or the rear-guard of an army, is its keystone, and has to preserve the compactness of the whole.

The division of the chapters generally coincides with the several prophetic addresses. But here it needs emendation. Most of the commentators are agreed that the words "Behold my servant," etc. (hinnēh yaskı̄l ‛abhdı̄) commence a new section, like hēn ‛abhdı̄ (behold my servant) in Isaiah 42:1.

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despised

Isaiah 49:7 Thus said the LORD, the Redeemer of Israel, and his Holy One, to him whom man despises, to him whom the nation abhors...

Isaiah 50:6 I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them that plucked off the hair: I hid not my face from shame and spitting.

Psalm 22:6-8 But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people...

Psalm 69:10-12,19,20 When I wept, and chastened my soul with fasting, that was to my reproach...

Micah 5:1 Now gather yourself in troops, O daughter of troops: he has laid siege against us...

Zechariah 11:8,12,13 Three shepherds also I cut off in one month; and my soul loathed them, and their soul also abhorred me...

Matthew 26:67 Then did they spit in his face, and buffeted him; and others smote him with the palms of their hands,

Matthew 27:39-44,63 And they that passed by reviled him, wagging their heads...

Mark 9:12 And he answered and told them, Elias truly comes first, and restores all things; and how it is written of the Son of man...

Mark 15:19 And they smote him on the head with a reed, and did spit on him, and bowing their knees worshipped him.

Luke 8:53 And they laughed him to scorn, knowing that she was dead.

Luke 9:22 Saying, The Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be slain...

Luke 16:14 And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things: and they derided him.

Luke 23:18 And they cried out all at once, saying, Away with this man, and release to us Barabbas:

John 8:48 Then answered the Jews, and said to him, Say we not well that you are a Samaritan, and have a devil?

Hebrews 12:2,3 Looking to Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame...

a man

Isaiah 53:4,10 Surely he has borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted...

Psalm 69:29 But I am poor and sorrowful: let your salvation, O God, set me up on high.

Matthew 26:37,38 And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and very heavy...

Mark 14:34 And said to them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful to death: tarry you here, and watch.

Luke 19:41 And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it,

John 11:35 Jesus wept.

Hebrews 2:15-18 And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage...

Hebrews 4:15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are...

Hebrews 5:7 Who in the days of his flesh...

we hid as it were our faces from him. or, he hid as it were, his face from us. Heb. as a hiding of faces from him or from us. We esteemed.

Deuteronomy 32:15 But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked: you are waxen fat, you are grown thick, you are covered with fatness...

Zechariah 11:13 And the LORD said to me, Cast it to the potter: a goodly price that I was priced at of them. And I took the thirty pieces of silver...

Matthew 27:9,10 Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, And they took the thirty pieces of silver...

John 1:10,11 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not...

Acts 3:13-15 The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified his Son Jesus; whom you delivered up...

Cross References
Mark 10:33
saying, "See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and the scribes, and they will condemn him to death and deliver him over to the Gentiles.

Mark 10:34
And they will mock him and spit on him, and flog him and kill him. And after three days he will rise."

Luke 18:31
And taking the twelve, he said to them, "See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and everything that is written about the Son of Man by the prophets will be accomplished.

John 1:10
He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him.

John 1:11
He came to his own, and his own people did not receive him.

Psalm 22:6
But I am a worm and not a man, scorned by mankind and despised by the people.

Psalm 22:7
All who see me mock me; they make mouths at me; they wag their heads;

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