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Isaiah 52:13–15

The Exalted Servant

13 Behold, My aservant will prosper,

He will be high and lifted up and 1greatly bexalted.

14 Just as many were astonished at you, My people,

So His aappearance was marred more than any man

And His form more than the sons of men.

15 Thus He will asprinkle many nations,

Kings will bshut their mouths on account of Him;

For cwhat had not been told them they will see,

And what they had not heard they will understand.

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Isaiah 52:13–15 — The New International Version (NIV)

13 See, my servant will act wisely;

he will be raised and lifted up and highly exalted.

14 Just as there were many who were appalled at him—

his appearance was so disfigured beyond that of any human being

and his form marred beyond human likeness—

15 so he will sprinkle many nations,

and kings will shut their mouths because of him.

For what they were not told, they will see,

and what they have not heard, they will understand.

Isaiah 52:13–15 — English Standard Version (ESV)

13 Behold, my servant shall act wisely;

he shall be high and lifted up,

and shall be exalted.

14 As many were astonished at you—

his appearance was so marred, beyond human semblance,

and his form beyond that of the children of mankind—

15 so shall he sprinkle many nations.

Kings shall shut their mouths because of him,

for that which has not been told them they see,

and that which they have not heard they understand.

Isaiah 52:13–15 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

13 Behold, my servant shall deal prudently,

He shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high.

14 As many were astonied at thee;

His visage was so marred more than any man,

And his form more than the sons of men:

15 So shall he sprinkle many nations;

The kings shall shut their mouths at him:

For that which had not been told them shall they see;

And that which they had not heard shall they consider.

Isaiah 52:13–15 — New Living Translation (NLT)

13 See, my servant will prosper;

he will be highly exalted.

14 But many were amazed when they saw him.

His face was so disfigured he seemed hardly human,

and from his appearance, one would scarcely know he was a man.

15 And he will startle many nations.

Kings will stand speechless in his presence.

For they will see what they had not been told;

they will understand what they had not heard about.

Isaiah 52:13–15 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

13 Behold, My Servant shall deal prudently;

He shall be exalted and extolled and be very high.

14 Just as many were astonished at you,

So His visage was marred more than any man,

And His form more than the sons of men;

15 So shall He sprinkle many nations.

Kings shall shut their mouths at Him;

For what had not been told them they shall see,

And what they had not heard they shall consider.

Isaiah 52:13–15 — New Century Version (NCV)

13 The Lord says, “See, my servant will act wisely.

People will greatly honor and respect him.

14 Many people were shocked when they saw him.

His appearance was so damaged he did not look like a man;

his form was so changed they could barely tell he was human.

15 But now he will surprise many nations.

Kings will be amazed and shut their mouths.

They will see things they had not been told about him,

and they will understand things they had not heard.”

Isaiah 52:13–15 — American Standard Version (ASV)

13 Behold, my servant shall deal wisely, he shall be exalted and lifted up, and shall be very high. 14 Like as many were astonished at thee (his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men), 15 so shall he sprinkle many nations; kings shall shut their mouths at him: for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they understand.

Isaiah 52:13–15 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

13 Behold, my servant shall deal prudently; he shall be exalted and be lifted up, and be very high. 14 As many were astonished at thee—his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the children of men 15 —so shall he astonish many nations; kings shall shut their mouths at him: for what had not been told them shall they see, and what they had not heard shall they consider.

Isaiah 52:13–15 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

13 My servant will be successful. 

He will be respected, praised, and highly honored. 

14 Many will be shocked by him.

His appearance will be so disfigured 

that he won’t look like any other man. 

His looks will be so disfigured 

that he will hardly look like a human. 

15 He will cleanse many nations ⸤with his blood⸥. 

Kings will shut their mouths because of him. 

They will see things that they had never been told. 

They will understand things that they had never heard. 

Isaiah 52:13–15 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

13 See, My Servant will act wisely;

He will be raised and lifted up and greatly exalted.

14 Just as many were appalled at You —

His appearance was so disfigured

that He did not look like a man,

and His form did not resemble a human being—

15 so He will sprinkle many nations.

Kings will shut their mouths because of Him,

For they will see what had not been told them,

and they will understand what they had not heard.

Isaiah 52:13–15 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

13 See, my servant shall prosper;

he shall be exalted and lifted up,

and shall be very high.

14 Just as there were many who were astonished at him

—so marred was his appearance, beyond human semblance,

and his form beyond that of mortals—

15 so he shall startle many nations;

kings shall shut their mouths because of him;

for that which had not been told them they shall see,

and that which they had not heard they shall contemplate.

Isaiah 52:13–15 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

13 Look, my servant shall achieve success;

he shall be exalted,

and he shall be lifted up,

and he shall be very high.

14 Just as many were appalled at you—

such was his appearance beyond human disfigurement,

and his form beyond the sons of mankind—

15 so he shall sprinkle many nations;

because of him, kings shall shut their mouths.

For they shall see what has not been told them,

and they shall consider with full attention what they have not heard.

Isaiah 52:13–15 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

13 The Lord says, “My servant will act wisely and accomplish his task.

He will be highly honored. He will be greatly respected.

14 Many people were shocked when they saw him.

He was so scarred that he did not look like a man at all.

His body was so twisted that he did not look like a human being anymore.

15 But many nations will be surprised when they see what he has done.

Kings will be so amazed that they will not be able to say anything.

They will understand things they were never told about.

They will know the meaning of things they never heard about.”