Isaiah 53:1-8 NIV

1 Who has believed our message1 and to whom has the arm2 of the LORD been revealed?3

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2 He grew up before him like a tender shoot,4 and like a root5 out of dry ground. He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance6 that we should desire him.

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3 He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows,7 and familiar with suffering.8 Like one from whom men hide9 their faces he was despised,10 and we esteemed him not.

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4 Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows,11 yet we considered him stricken by God,12 smitten by him, and afflicted.13

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5 But he was pierced14 for our transgressions,15 he was crushed16 for our iniquities; the punishment17 that brought us peace18 was upon him, and by his wounds19 we are healed.20

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6 We all, like sheep, have gone astray,21 each of us has turned to his own way;22 and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity23 of us all.

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7 He was oppressed24 and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth;25 he was led like a lamb26 to the slaughter,27 and as a sheep before her shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth.

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8 By oppressiona and judgment28 he was taken away. And who can speak of his descendants? For he was cut off from the land of the living;29 for the transgression30 of my people he was stricken.b

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    • a 53:8 - Or "From arrest"
    • b 53:8 - Or "away. / Yet who of his generation considered / that he was cut off from the land of the living / for the transgression of my people, / to whom the blow was due?"