1 Who has believed our message ¶ and to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?
2 He grew up before him like a tender shoot, and like a root out of dry ground. ¶ He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, ¶ nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.
3 He was despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain. ¶ Like one from whom people hide their faces ¶ he was despised, and we held him in low esteem.
4 Surely he took up our pain ¶ and bore our suffering, ¶ yet we considered him punished by God, ¶ stricken by him, and afflicted.
5 But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; ¶ the punishment that brought us peace was on him, ¶ and by his wounds we are healed.
6 We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; ¶ and the LORD has laid on him ¶ the iniquity of us all.
7 He was oppressed and afflicted, ¶ yet he did not open his mouth; ¶ he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, ¶ and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, ¶ so he did not open his mouth.
8 By oppression [^1] and judgment he was taken away. Yet who of his generation protested? ¶ For he was cut off from the land of the living; ¶ for the transgression of my people he was punished. [^2]
9 He was assigned a grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death, ¶ though he had done no violence, ¶ nor was any deceit in his mouth.
10 Yet it was the LORD's will to crush him and cause him to suffer, ¶ and though the LORD makes [^3] his life an offering for sin, ¶ he will see his offspring and prolong his days, ¶ and the will of the LORD will prosper in his hand.
11 After he has suffered, he will see the light of life [^4] and be satisfied [^5] ; ¶ by his knowledge [^6] my righteous servant will justify many, ¶ and he will bear their iniquities.
12 Therefore I will give him a portion among the great, [^7] and he will divide the spoils with the strong, [^8] because he poured out his life unto death, and was numbered with the transgressors. ¶ For he bore the sin of many, ¶ and made intercession for the transgressors.