53 Who has put faith in the thing heard from us?*+
And as for the arm of Jehovah,+ to whom has it been revealed?+
2 He will come up like a twig+ before him,* like a root out of parched land.
No stately form does he have, nor any splendor;+
And when we see him, his appearance does not draw us to him.*
3 He was despised and was avoided by men,+
A man who was meant for* pains and was familiar with sickness.
It was as if his face were hidden from us.*
He was despised, and we held him as of no account.+
4 Truly he himself carried our sicknesses,+
And he bore our pains.+
But we considered him as plagued, stricken by God and afflicted.
5 But he was pierced+ for our transgression;+
He was crushed for our errors.+
He bore the punishment for our peace,+
And because of his wounds we were healed.+
6 Like sheep we have all wandered about,+
Each has turned his own way,
And Jehovah has caused the error of us all to meet up with him.+
7 He was oppressed+ and he let himself be afflicted,+
But he would not open his mouth.
He was brought like a sheep to the slaughter,+
Like a ewe that is silent before its shearers,
And he would not open his mouth.+
8 Because of restraint* and judgment he was taken away;
And who will concern himself with the details of his generation?*
For he was cut off from the land of the living;+
Because of the transgression of my people he received the stroke.*+
9 And he was given a burial place* with the wicked,+
And with the rich* in his death,+
Although he had done no wrong*
And there was no deception in his mouth.+
10 But it was Jehovah’s will* to crush him, and he let him become sick.
If you will present his life* as a guilt offering,+
He will see his offspring,* he will prolong his days,+
And through him the delight* of Jehovah will have success.+
11 Because of his anguish,* he will see and be satisfied.
By means of his knowledge the righteous one, my servant,+
Will bring a righteous standing to many people,+
And their errors he will bear.+
12 For that reason I will assign him a portion among the many,
And he will apportion the spoil with the mighty,
Because he poured out his life* even to death+
And was counted among the transgressors;+
He carried the sin of many people,+
And he interceded for the transgressors.+