53 Who believed what we have heard? And the arm of Yahweh to whom was it revealed?
2 When he came up as a sapling before him And as a root-sprout out of dry ground He had neither beauty nor majesty,—When we beheld him there was nothing to behold that we should desire him;
3 Despised was he and forsaken of men, Man of pains and familiar with sickness,—Yea like one from whom the face is hidden Despised and we esteemed him not.
4 Yet surely our sicknesses he carried, And as for our pains he bare the burden of them,—But we accounted him stricken, Smitten of God and humbled.
5 Yet he was pierced for transgressions that were ours, was crushed for iniquities that were ours,—The chastisement for our well-being was upon him, And by his stripes there is healing for us.
6 We all like sheep had gone astray, Every man—to his way had we turned,—And Yahweh caused to light upon him The guilt of us all.
7 Hard pressed—yet he humbled himself Nor opened his mouth—As a lamb to the slaughter is led, And as a sheep before her shearers is dumb—Nor opened his mouth.
8 By constraint and by sentence was he taken away, And of his age who considered That he was cut off out of the land of the living, For my people’s transgression did the stroke fall on him?
9 And appointed with lawless men was his grave, And with the wicked his tomb,—Though no violence had he done, Nor was guile in his mouth.
10 Yet Yahweh purposed to bruise him, He laid on him sickness:—If his soul become an offering for guilt He shall see a seed, He shall prolong his days,—And the purpose of Yahweh in his hand shall prosper:
11 Of the travail of his soul shall he see, He shall be satisfied with his knowledge, A setting right when set right himself shall my Servant win for the Many, Since of their iniquities he taketh the burden.
12 Therefore will I give him a portion in the great And the strong shall he apportion as spoil, Because he poured out to death his own soul, And with transgressors let himself be numbered,—Yea he the sin of Many bare, And for transgressors interposeth.