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Isaiah 53 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 53:1 - Who has believed our message?
To whom has the LORD revealed his powerful arm?

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 53:2 - My servant grew up in the LORD’s presence like a tender green shoot,
like a root in dry ground.
There was nothing beautiful or majestic about his appearance,
nothing to attract us to him.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 53:3 - He was despised and rejected—
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.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 53:4 - Yet it was our weaknesses he carried;
it was our sorrows[fn] that weighed him down.
And we thought his troubles were a punishment from God,
a punishment for his own sins!

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 53:5 - But he was pierced for our rebellion,
crushed for our sins.
He was beaten so we could be whole.
He was whipped so we could be healed.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 53:6 - All of us, like sheep, have strayed away.
We have left God’s paths to follow our own.
Yet the LORD laid on him
the sins of us all.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 53:7 - He was oppressed and treated harshly,
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.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 53:8 - Unjustly condemned,
he was led away.[fn]
No one cared that he died without descendants,
that his life was cut short in midstream.[fn]
But he was struck down
for the rebellion of my people.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 53:9 - He had done no wrong
and had never deceived anyone.
But he was buried like a criminal;
he was put in a rich man’s grave.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 53:10 - But it was the LORD’s good plan to crush him
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.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 53:11 - When he sees all that is accomplished by his anguish,
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.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 53:12 - I will give him the honors of a victorious soldier,
because he exposed himself to death.
He was counted among the rebels.
He bore the sins of many and interceded for rebels.
NLT Footnotes
Or Yet it was our sicknesses he carried; / it was our diseases.
Greek version reads He was humiliated and received no justice. Compare Acts 8:33.
Or As for his contemporaries, / who cared that his life was cut short in midstream? Greek version reads Who can speak of his descendants? / For his life was taken from the earth. Compare Acts 8:33.

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