New Heart English Bible
1LORD, who has believed our message? And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?
2For he grew up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of dry ground. He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nor special appearance that we should desire him.
3He was despised, and rejected by people; a man of sorrows, and familiar with illness; and as one from whom people hide their face. He was despised, and we did not value him.
4Surely he bore our diseases, and took our pains; yet we considered him stricken, and struck down by God, and afflicted.
5But he was pierced for our transgressions, and he was crushed for our iniquities. The punishment that brought our peace was on him; and by his stripes we are healed.
6All we like sheep have gone astray. Everyone has turned to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.
7He was oppressed, yet when he was afflicted he did not open his mouth. He was led like a sheep to the slaughter, and like a lamb before its shearer is silent, so he does not open his mouth.
8In his oppression his justice was taken away. Who will consider his generation? For his life was cut off from the earth. For the transgression of my people he was led to death.
9And they assigned his grave with the wicked and with the rich in his death; though he had done no wrong, nor was deceit found in his mouth.
10Yet the LORD was pleased to crush him and make him ill. When you make his soul an offering for sin, he will see his offspring, he will prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD will prosper in his hand.
11After the suffering of his soul he will see light and be satisfied. By his knowledge will my servant, the righteous one, make many righteous, and he will bear their iniquities.
12Therefore I will divide him a portion with the great, and he will divide the spoil with the strong; because he poured out his soul to death, and he was numbered with transgressors; yet he bore the sins of many, and made intercession for their transgressions.