Isaiah 53
Holman Christian Standard Bible

1Who has believed what we have heard?a

And who has the arm of the LORDb been revealed to?c

2He grew up before Him like a young plantd

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.e

3He was despised and rejected by men,f

a man of suffering who knew what sickness was.g

He was like someone people turned away from;h

He was despised, and we didn’t value Him.

4Yet He Himself bore our sicknesses,

and He carried our pains;i

but we in turn regarded Him stricken,

struck down by God,j and afflicted.

5But He was pierced because of our transgressions,k

crushed because of our iniquities;l

punishmentm for our peace was on Him,

and we are healed by His wounds.n

6We all went astray like sheep;o

we all have turned to our own way;

and the LORD has punished Him

forp the iniquityq of us all.r

7He 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.s

8He was taken away because of oppression and judgment;

and who considered His fate?t

For He was cut off from the land of the living;

He was struck because of my people’s rebellion.

9Theyu made His grave with the wicked

and with a rich man at His death,v

although He had done no violence

and had not spoken deceitfully.w

10Yet the LORD was pleasedx to crush Him severely.y, z

Whenaa You make Him a restitution offering,ab

He will see His seed, He will prolong His days,

and by His hand, the LORD’s pleasure will be accomplished.ac

11He will see itad out of His anguish,

and He will be satisfied with His knowledge.

My righteousae Servantaf will justify many,ag

and He will carry their iniquities.

12Therefore I will give Himah the many as a portion,

and He will receiveai the mighty as spoil,

because He submitted Himself to death,aj

and was counted among the rebels;ak

yet He bore the sin of manyal

and interceded for the rebels.am


Footnotes:
a. 53:1 Or believed our report
b. 53:1 Is 30:30; 40:10; 48:14; 51:9; 52:10; Lk 1:51; Ac 13:17
c. 53:1 Jn 12:38; Rm 10:16
d. 53:2 Is 11:1
e. 53:2 Is 52:14
f. 53:3 Ps 22:6; Is 49:7; Lk 18:31-33
g. 53:3 Mk 8:31; Jn 1:10-11; Heb 4:15
h. 53:3 Lit And like a hiding of faces from Him
i. 53:4 Mt 8:17; 1Pt 2:21
j. 53:4 Ps 69:26
k. 53:5 Is 53:8; Rm 4:25; 1Co 15:3; Heb 9:28
l. 53:5 Is 1:4
m. 53:5 Jr 2:30; Zph 3:2; Heb 5:8
n. 53:5-6 1Pt 2:24-25
o. 53:6 Mt 18:12
p. 53:6 Or has placed on Him ; lit with
q. 53:6 Is 13:11
r. 53:6 2Co 5:21; Col 2:14
s. 53:7 Jr 11:19; Mt 26:63; 27:12-14; Lk 23:9; Jn 19:9; Ac 8:32-33; 1Pt 2:23
t. 53:8 Or and as for His generation, who considered Him&dprbrk;?
u. 53:9 DSS; MT reads He
v. 53:9 Mt 27:57-60
w. 53:9 Heb 4:15; 1Pt 2:22; 1Jn 3:5
x. 53:10 Is 44:28; 55:11
y. 53:10 Or Him; He made Him sick.
z. 53:10 Dt 29:22; Is 17:11
aa. 53:10 Or If
ab. 53:10 Lv 5:1-19
ac. 53:10 Is 46:10
ad. 53:11 DSS, LXX read see light
ae. 53:11 1Jn 2:1
af. 53:11 Is 42:1
ag. 53:11 Ac 13:39; Rm 5:18-19
ah. 53:12 Or Him with
ai. 53:12 Or receive with
aj. 53:12 Mt 26:42; Jn 10:14-18; Php 2:6-8
ak. 53:12 Lk 22:37
al. 53:12 Heb 9:28
am. 53:12 Lk 23:34; Rm 8:34; Heb 7:25
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