To whom has the Lord revealed his powerful arm?
like a root in dry ground.
There was nothing beautiful or majestic about his appearance,
nothing to attract us to him.
a man of sorrows, acquainted with deepest grief.
We turned our backs on him and looked the other way.
He was despised, and we did not care.
it was our sorrows* that weighed him down.
And we thought his troubles were a punishment from God,
a punishment for his own sins!
crushed for our sins.
He was beaten so we could be whole.
He was whipped so we could be healed.
We have left God’s paths to follow our own.
Yet the Lord laid on him
the sins of us all.
yet he never said a word.
He was led like a lamb to the slaughter.
And as a sheep is silent before the shearers,
he did not open his mouth.
he was led away.*
No one cared that he died without descendants,
that his life was cut short in midstream.*
But he was struck down
for the rebellion of my people.
and had never deceived anyone.
But he was buried like a criminal;
he was put in a rich man’s grave.
and cause him grief.
Yet when his life is made an offering for sin,
he will have many descendants.
He will enjoy a long life,
and the Lord’s good plan will prosper in his hands.
he will be satisfied.
And because of his experience,
my righteous servant will make it possible
for many to be counted righteous,
for he will bear all their sins.
because he exposed himself to death.
He was counted among the rebels.
He bore the sins of many and interceded for rebels.
53:4 Or Yet it was our sicknesses he carried; / it was our diseases.