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Isaiah 52:13-54:8 (English Standard Version)

 

He Was Wounded for Our Transgressions

 13Behold, my servant shall act wisely;
   he shall be high and lifted up,
   and shall be exalted.
14As many were astonished at you—
    his appearance was so marred, beyond human semblance,
   and his form beyond that of the children of mankind—
15so shall he sprinkle many nations;
    kings shall shut their mouths because of him;
for that which has not been told them they see,
   and that which they have not heard they understand.

Isaiah 53

 1 Who has believed what he has heard from us?
   And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?
2For he grew up before him like a young plant,
    and like a root out of dry ground;
he had no form or majesty that we should look at him,
   and no beauty that we should desire him.
3 He was despised and rejected by men;
   a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief;
and as one from whom men hide their faces
   he was despised, and we esteemed him not. 4 Surely he has borne our griefs
   and carried our sorrows;
yet we esteemed him stricken,
    smitten by God, and afflicted.
5 But he was wounded for our transgressions;
   he was crushed for our iniquities;
upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace,
    and with his stripes we are healed.
6 All we like sheep have gone astray;
   we have turned—every one—to his own way;
and the LORD has laid on him
   the iniquity of us all.

 7He was oppressed, and he was afflicted,
    yet he opened not his mouth;
like a lamb that is led to the slaughter,
   and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent,
   so he opened not his mouth.
8By oppression and judgment he was taken away;
   and as for his generation, who considered
that he was cut off out of the land of the living,
   stricken for the transgression of my people?
9And they made his grave with the wicked
    and with a rich man in his death,
although he had done no violence,
   and there was no deceit in his mouth.

 10Yet it was the will of the LORD to crush him;
   he has put him to grief;
when his soul makes an offering for guilt,
   he shall see his offspring; he shall prolong his days;
the will of the LORD shall prosper in his hand. 11Out of the anguish of his soul he shall see and be satisfied;by his knowledge shall the righteous one, my servant,
    make many to be accounted righteous,
    and he shall bear their iniquities.
12 Therefore I will divide him a portion with the many,
    and he shall divide the spoil with the strong,
because he poured out his soul to death
   and was numbered with the transgressors;
yet he bore the sin of many,
   and makes intercession for the transgressors.

Isaiah 54

The Eternal Covenant of Peace

 1 “Sing, O barren one, who did not bear;
   break forth into singing and cry aloud,
   you who have not been in labor!
For the children of the desolate one will be more
   than the children of her who is married,” says the LORD.
2 “Enlarge the place of your tent,
   and let the curtains of your habitations be stretched out;
do not hold back; lengthen your cords
   and strengthen your stakes.
3 For you will spread abroad to the right and to the left,
   and your offspring will possess the nations
   and will people the desolate cities. 4“Fear not, for you will not be ashamed;
   be not confounded, for you will not be disgraced;
for you will forget the shame of your youth,
   and the reproach of your widowhood you will remember no more.
5 For your Maker is your husband,
   the LORD of hosts is his name;
and the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer,
    the God of the whole earth he is called.
6 For the LORD has called you
   like a wife deserted and grieved in spirit,
like a wife of youth when she is cast off,
   says your God.
7 For a brief moment I deserted you,
   but with great compassion I will gather you.
8 In overflowing anger for a moment
   I hid my face from you,
but with everlasting love I will have compassion on you,”
   says the LORD, your Redeemer.

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