The prophet, complaining of incredulity, excuseth the scandal of the cross,
Isaiah 53:1 Who hath given credence to that which we heard? And the arm of Jehovah, On whom hath it been revealed? Isaiah 53:2 Yea, he cometh up as a tender plant before Him, And as a root out of a dry land, He hath no form, nor honour, when we observe him, Nor appearance, when we desire him. Isaiah 53:3 He is despised, and left of men, A man of pains, and acquainted with sickness, And as one hiding the face from us, He is despised, and we esteemed him not.
by the benefit of his passion,
Isaiah 53:4 Surely our sicknesses he hath borne, And our painshe hath carried them, And wewe have esteemed him plagued, Smitten of God, and afflicted. Isaiah 53:5 And he is pierced for our transgressions, Bruised for our iniquities, The chastisement of our peace [is] on him, And by his bruise there is healing to us. Isaiah 53:6 All of us like sheep have wandered, Each to his own way we have turned, And Jehovah hath caused to meet on him, The punishment of us all. Isaiah 53:7 It hath been exacted, and he hath answered, And he openeth not his mouth, As a lamb to the slaughter he is brought, And as a sheep before its shearers is dumb, And he openeth not his mouth. Isaiah 53:8 By restraint and by judgment he hath been taken, And of his generation who doth meditate, That he hath been cut off from the land of the living? By the transgression of My people he is plagued, Isaiah 53:9 And it appointeth with the wicked his grave, And with the rich [are] his high places, Because he hath done no violence, Nor [is] deceit in his mouth.
and the good success thereof.
Isaiah 53:10 And Jehovah hath delighted to bruise him, He hath made him sick, If his soul doth make an offering for guilt, He seeth seedhe prolongeth days, And the pleasure of Jehovah in his hand doth prosper. Isaiah 53:11 Of the labour of his soul he seethhe is satisfied, Through his knowledge give righteousness Doth the righteous one, My servant, to many, And their iniquities he doth bear. Isaiah 53:12 Therefore I give a portion to him among the many, And with the mighty he apportioneth spoil, Because that he exposed to death his soul, And with transgressors he was numbered, And he the sin of many hath borne, And for transgressors he intercedeth.