Isaiah 52:14
New International Version
Just as there were many who were appalled at him — his appearance was so disfigured beyond that of any human being and his form marred beyond human likeness—

New Living Translation
But many were amazed when they saw him. His face was so disfigured he seemed hardly human, and from his appearance, one would scarcely know he was a man.

English Standard Version
As many were astonished at you— his appearance was so marred, beyond human semblance, and his form beyond that of the children of mankind—

Berean Study Bible
Just as many were appalled at Him—His appearance was disfigured beyond that of any man, and His form was marred beyond human likeness—

King James Bible
As many were astonied at thee; his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men:

New King James Version
Just as many were astonished at you, So His visage was marred more than any man, And His form more than the sons of men;

New American Standard Bible
Just as many were appalled at you, My people, So His appearance was marred beyond that of a man, And His form beyond the sons of mankind.

NASB 1995
Just as many were astonished at you, My people, So His appearance was marred more than any man And His form more than the sons of men.

NASB 1977
Just as many were astonished at you, My people, So His appearance was marred more than any man, And His form more than the sons of men.

Amplified Bible
Just as many were astonished and appalled at you, My people, So His appearance was marred more than any man And His form [marred] more than the sons of men.

Christian Standard Bible
Just as many were appalled at you — his appearance was so disfigured that he did not look like a man, and his form did not resemble a human being —

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Just as many were appalled at You— His appearance was so disfigured that He did not look like a man, and His form did not resemble a human being—

American Standard Version
Like as many were astonished at thee (his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men),

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Such that many shall be stupefied concerning him; thus his appearance was marred beyond that of a man, and his front side beyond that of the sons of men

Brenton Septuagint Translation
As many shall be amazed at thee, so shall thy face be without glory from men, and thy glory shall not be honoured by the sons of men.

Contemporary English Version
Many were horrified at what happened to him. But everyone who saw him was even more horrified because he suffered until he no longer looked human.

Douay-Rheims Bible
As many have been astonished at thee, so shall his visage be inglorious among men, and his form among the sons of men.

English Revised Version
Like as many were astonied at thee, (his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men,)

Good News Translation
Many people were shocked when they saw him; he was so disfigured that he hardly looked human.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Many will be shocked by him. His appearance will be so disfigured that he won't look like any other man. His looks will be so disfigured that he will hardly look like a human.

International Standard Version
Just as many were astonished at you — so was he marred in his appearance, more than any human, and his form beyond that of human semblance —

JPS Tanakh 1917
According as many were appalled at thee-- So marred was his visage unlike that of a man, And his form unlike that of the sons of men--

Literal Standard Version
As many have been astonished at You (His appearance so marred by man, And His form by sons of men),

NET Bible
(just as many were horrified by the sight of you) he was so disfigured he no longer looked like a man;

New Heart English Bible
Just as many were astonished at you (his appearance was marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men),

World English Bible
Like as many were astonished at you (his appearance was marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men),

Young's Literal Translation
As astonished at thee have been many, (So marred by man his appearance, And his form by sons of men.)

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Servant Exalted
13Behold, My Servant will prosper; He will be raised and lifted up and highly exalted. 14Just as many were appalled at Him— His appearance was disfigured beyond that of any man, and His form was marred beyond human likeness 15so He will sprinkle many nations. Kings will shut their mouths because of Him. For they will see what they have not been told, and they will understand what they have not heard.…

Cross References
Isaiah 53:2
He grew up before Him like a tender shoot, and like a root out of dry ground. He had no stately form or majesty to attract us, no beauty that we should desire Him.

Isaiah 53:3
He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, acquainted with grief. Like one from whom men hide their faces, He was despised, and we esteemed Him not.


Treasury of Scripture

As many were astonished at you; his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men:

many

Psalm 71:7
I am as a wonder unto many; but thou art my strong refuge.

Matthew 7:28
And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine:

Matthew 22:22,23
When they had heard these words, they marvelled, and left him, and went their way…

his visage

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.

Isaiah 53:2-5
For he shall grow 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 shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him…

Psalm 22:6,7,15,17
But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people…









(14) As many were astonied . . .--The words point to the correspondence of the supreme exaltation following on the supreme humiliation.

His visage was so marred . . .--The words conflict strangely with the type of pure and holy beauty with which Christian art has made us familiar as its ideal of the Son of Man. It has to be noted, however, that the earlier forms of that art, prior to the time of Constantine, and, in some cases, later, represented the Christ as worn, emaciated, with hardly any touch of earthly comeliness, and that it is at least possible that the beauty may have been of expression rather than of feature or complexion, and that men have said of Him, as of St. Paul, that his "bodily presence was weak" (2Corinthians 10:10).

Verse 14. - As many were astonied at thee. The world was "astonied" to see, in One come to deliver it, no outward show of grandeur or magnificence, no special beauty or "comeliness" (Isaiah 53:2), but a Presence unattractive to the mass of men at all times, and in the end so cruelly marred and disfigured as to retain scarcely any resemblance to the ordinary form and face of man. The prophet, as Delitzsch says, sits at the foot of the cross on Calvary, and sees the Redeemer as he hung upon the accursed tree, after he had been buffeted, and crowned with thorns, and smitten, and scourged, and crucified, when his face was covered with bruises and with gore, and his frame and features distorted with agony.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
just as
כַּאֲשֶׁ֨ר (ka·’ă·šer)
Preposition-k | Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

many
רַבִּ֔ים (rab·bîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 7227: Much, many, great

were appalled
שָׁמְמ֤וּ (šā·mə·mū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 8074: To stun, devastate, stupefy

at You—
עָלֶ֙יךָ֙ (‘ā·le·ḵā)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

His appearance
מַרְאֵ֑הוּ (mar·’ê·hū)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 4758: Sight, appearance, vision

was disfigured
מִשְׁחַ֥ת (miš·ḥaṯ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 4893: Corruption (ceremonial)

beyond that of any man,
מֵאִ֖ישׁ (mê·’îš)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person

and His form
וְתֹאֲר֖וֹ (wə·ṯō·’ă·rōw)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 8389: Outline, figure, appearance

[was marred] beyond human likeness—
מִבְּנֵ֥י (mib·bə·nê)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 1121: A son


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