1 # Cited John 12:38; Rom. 10:16 Who has believed what he has heard from us?#53:1 Or Who has believed what we have heard?
And to whom has #See ch. 51:9the arm of the Lord been revealed?
2For he grew up before him like a young plant,
# ch. 11:1 and like a root out of dry ground;
# [ch. 52:14] he had no form or majesty that we should look at him,
and no beauty that we should desire him.
3 # ch. 49:7; [Ps. 22:6; Mark 9:12] He was despised and rejected#53:3 Or forsaken by men,
a man of sorrows#53:3 Or pains; also verse 4 and acquainted with#53:3 Or and knowing grief;#53:3 Or sickness; also verse 4
and as one from whom men hide their faces#53:3 Or as one who hides his face from us
he was despised, and #[John 1:10, 11]we esteemed him not.
4 # [Matt. 8:17] Surely he has borne our griefs
and carried our sorrows;
yet we esteemed him stricken,
smitten by God, and afflicted.
5 # [Rom. 4:25] But he was pierced for our transgressions;
he was crushed for our iniquities;
upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace,
# Cited 1 Pet. 2:24 and with his wounds we are healed.
6 # Cited 1 Pet. 2:25; [Jer. 50:6, 17] All we like sheep have gone astray;
we have turned—every one—to his own way;
2 Cor. 5:21; [ver. 10; Col. 2:14] and the Lord has laid on him
the iniquity of us all.
7He was oppressed, and he was afflicted,
Matt. 26:63; Mark 14:61; John 19:9; 1 Pet. 2:23 yet he opened not his mouth;
# Cited Acts 8:32 like a #[Jer. 11:19]lamb that is led to the slaughter,
and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent,
so he opened not his mouth.
8By oppression and judgment he was taken away;
and as for his generation, #ch. 57:1who considered
that he was cut off out of the land of the living,
stricken for the transgression of my people?
9And they made his grave with the wicked
Matt. 27:57, 60 and with a rich man in his death,
although #Cited 1 Pet. 2:22; [Heb. 4:15; 1 John 3:5]he had done no violence,
and there was no deceit in his mouth.
10Yet #[ver. 4] it was the will of the Lord to crush him;
he has put him to grief;#53:10 Or he has made him sick
# [ver. 6] when his soul makes#53:10 Or when you make his soul an offering for guilt,
he shall see his offspring; he shall prolong his days;
# [ch. 44:28] the will of the Lord shall prosper in his hand.
11Out of the anguish of his soul he shall see#53:11 Masoretic Text; Dead Sea Scroll he shall see light and be satisfied;
by his knowledge shall #[1 John 2:1] the righteous one, my servant,
Acts 13:39; Rom. 5:18, 19 make many to be accounted righteous,
# [ver. 5] and he shall bear their iniquities.
12 # ch. 52:13; [Phil. 2:9] Therefore I will divide him a portion with the many,#53:12 Or with the great
# [Col. 2:15] and he shall divide the spoil with the strong,#53:12 Or with the numerous
because he poured out his soul to death
and was numbered with the transgressors;
# ver. 6, 8, 10 yet he bore the sin of many,
and makes intercession for the transgressors.