The prophet, complaining of incredulity, excuseth the scandal of the cross,
Isaiah 53:1 Who, believed what we have heard? And, the arm of Yahweh, to whom was it revealed? Isaiah 53:2 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; Isaiah 53:3 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.
by the benefit of his passion,
Isaiah 53:4 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. Isaiah 53:5 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. Isaiah 53:6 We all, like sheep, had gone astray, Every manto his way, had we burned,And, Yahweh! caused to light upon him, The guilt of, us all! Isaiah 53:7 Hard pressedyet, he, humbled himself, Nor opened his mouthAs, a lamb, to the slaughter, is led, And, as a sheep, before her shearers, is dumbNor opened his mouth. Isaiah 53:8 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? Isaiah 53:9 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.
and the good success thereof.
Isaiah 53:10 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: Isaiah 53:11 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. Isaiah 53:12 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.