He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living…
There is reason to believe that the original text has, in this instance, undergone some alteration, and that it anciently stood thus, "He was smitten unto death." It was thus written by , who assures us that a certain Jew, with whom he disputed, seemed to feel himself more pressed by this expression than by any other part of the chapter. It is thus rendered by the Septuagint in our present copies; and if, in this instance, it had not concurred with the original, neither could Origen have urged it with good faith, nor the Jew have felt himself embarrassed by the argument which is suggested.
(R. Hall, M.A.)
Parallel VersesKJV: He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken.