The prophet, complaining of incredulity, excuseth the scandal of the cross,
Isaiah 53:1 Who hath beleeued our report? and to whom is the arme of the LORD reuealed? Isaiah 53:2 For he shall grow vp before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a drie ground: hee hath no forme nor comelinesse: and when wee shall see him, there is no beautie that we should desire him. Isaiah 53:3 He is despised and reiected of men, a man ofsorrows, and acquainted with griefe: and we hid as it were our faces from him; hee was despised, and wee esteemed him not.
by the benefit of his passion,
Isaiah 53:4 Surely he hath borne our griefes, and caried our sorrowes: yet we did esteeme him striken, smitten of God, and afflicted. Isaiah 53:5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace [was] vpon him, and with his stripes we are healed. Isaiah 53:6 All we like sheepe haue gone astray: we haue turned euery one to his owne way, and the LORD hath layd on him the iniquitie of vs all. Isaiah 53:7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lambe to the slaughter, and as a sheepe before her shearers is dumme, so he openeth not his mouth. Isaiah 53:8 He was taken from prison, and from iudgement: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the liuing, for the transgression of my people was he stricken. Isaiah 53:9 And he made his graue with the wicked, and with the rich in his death, because he had done no violence, neither [was] any deceit in his mouth.
and the good success thereof.
Isaiah 53:10 Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him, he hath put [him] to griefe: when thou shalt make his soule an offring for sinne, he shall see [his] seede, hee shall prolong [his] daies, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand. Isaiah 53:11 He shall see of the trauell of his soule, [and] shalbe satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous seruant iustifie many: for hee shall beare their iniquities. Isaiah 53:12 Therefore will I diuide him [a portion] with the great, and he shall diuide the spoile with the strong: because hee hath powred out his soule vnto death: and he was numbred with the transgressours, and he bare the sinne of many, and made intercession for the transgressours.