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Jehovah’s Witnesses


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Isaiah 53:1-12

53  Who has put faith in the thing heard* by us?+ And as for the arm of Jehovah,+ to whom has it been revealed?+  And he will come up like a twig+ before one,* and like a root out of waterless land. No stately form does he have, nor any splendor;+ and when we shall see him, there is not the appearance so that we should desire him.+  He was despised and was avoided by men,*+ a man meant for pains and for having acquaintance with sickness.+ And there was as if the concealing of one’s face from us.*+ He was despised, and we held him as of no account.+  Truly our sicknesses were what he himself carried;+ and as for our pains, he bore them.+ But we ourselves accounted him as plagued,+ stricken by God*+ and afflicted.*+  But he was being pierced+ for our transgression;+ he was being crushed for our errors.+ The chastisement meant for our peace was upon him,+ and because of his wounds+ there has been a healing for us.+  Like sheep* we have all of us wandered about;+ it was each one to his own way that we have turned; and Jehovah himself has caused the error of us all to meet up with that one.+  He was hard pressed,+ and he was letting himself be afflicted;+ yet he would not open his mouth. He was being brought just like a sheep* to the slaughtering;+ and like a ewe that before her shearers has become mute, he also would not open his mouth.+  Because of restraint* and of judgment he was taken away;*+ and who will concern himself even with [the details of] his generation?*+ For he was severed+ from the land of the living ones.+ Because of the transgression+ of my people he had the stroke.*+  And he* will make* his burial place even with the wicked ones,+ and with the rich class* in his death,+ despite the fact that he had done no violence+ and there was no deception in his mouth.+ 10  But Jehovah himself took delight in crushing him;+ he made him sick.+ If you will set his soul* as a guilt offering,+ he will see his offspring,+ he will prolong [his] days,+ and in his hand what is the delight+ of Jehovah will succeed.+ 11  Because of the trouble of his soul he will see,*+ he will be satisfied.+ By means of his knowledge* the righteous one, my servant,+ will bring a righteous standing to many people;+ and their errors he himself will bear.+ 12  For that reason I shall deal him a portion among the many,+ and it will be with the mighty ones that he will apportion the spoil,+ due to the fact that he poured out his soul to the very death,+ and it was with the transgressors that he was counted in;+ and he himself carried the very sin of many people,+ and for the transgressors he proceeded to interpose.+


Or, “the report.”
Or, “him.”
“Men.” Heb., ʼi·shim′, pl. of ʼish, “man,” in this same vs. This pl. form occurs only here, and in Ps 141:4 and Pr 8:4.
Or, “him.”
“God.” Heb., ʼElo·him′.
Or, “humbled.”
Or, “Like a flock.” Heb., kats·tsoʼn′.
Or, “like a lamb.” Heb., kas·seh′.
Or, “oppression; coercion.”
“He was taken from oppression and from judgment,” Vg; LXX, “During his humiliation the judgment was taken away from him.” See Ac 8:33.
Or, “[the details of] his manner of life.”
“He came to be stricken to the death,” by a correction of M in agreement with LXX.
Or, “one.”
Lit., “give; furnish.”
Lit., “a rich one (man).”
“His soul.” Heb., naph·shoh′; Gr., psy·khe′; Lat., a′ni·mam. See App 4A.
“He will see,” MVg; LXX, “[he will] show him light.”
Or, “By the knowing of him.”