Who has believed our message1 and to whom has the arm2 of the LORD been revealed?32
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.
He was despised and rejected by others, a man of suffering,7 and familiar with pain.8 Like one from whom people hide9 their faces he was despised,10 and we held him in low esteem.
Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering,11 yet we considered him punished by God,12 stricken by him, and afflicted.135
But he was pierced14 for our transgressions,15 he was crushed16 for our iniquities; the punishment17 that brought us peace18 was on him, and by his wounds19 we are healed.206
We all, like sheep, have gone astray,21 each of us has turned to our own way;22 and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity23 of us all.
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 its shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth.
By oppressiona and judgment28 he was taken away. Yet who of his generation protested? For he was cut off from the land of the living;29 for the transgression30 of my people he was punished.b9
He was assigned a grave with the wicked,31 and with the rich32 in his death, though he had done no violence,33 nor was any deceit in his mouth.3410
Yet it was the LORD's will35 to crush36 him and cause him to suffer,37 and though the LORD makesc his life an offering for sin,38 he will see his offspring39 and prolong his days, and the will of the LORD will prosper40 in his hand.
After he has suffered,41 he will see the light42 of lifed and be satisfiede; by his knowledgef my righteous servant43 will justify44 many, and he will bear their iniquities.4512
Therefore I will give him a portion among the great,g46 and he will divide the spoils47 with the strong,h because he poured out his life unto death,48 and was numbered with the transgressors.49 For he bore50 the sin of many,51 and made intercession52 for the transgressors.