Bible: Isaiah 53:1-6

53:1 Who would have believed 1  what we 2  just heard? 3 

When 4  was the Lord’s power 5  revealed through him?

53:2 He sprouted up like a twig before God, 6 

like a root out of parched soil; 7 

he had no stately form or majesty that might catch our attention, 8 

no special appearance that we should want to follow him. 9 

53:3 He was despised and rejected by people, 10 

one who experienced pain and was acquainted with illness;

people hid their faces from him; 11 

he was despised, and we considered him insignificant. 12 

53:4 But he lifted up our illnesses,

he carried our pain; 13 

even though we thought he was being punished,

attacked by God, and afflicted for something he had done. 14 

53:5 He was wounded because of 15  our rebellious deeds,

crushed because of our sins;

he endured punishment that made us well; 16 

because of his wounds we have been healed. 17 

53:6 All of us had wandered off like sheep;

each of us had strayed off on his own path,

but the Lord caused the sin of all of us to attack him. 18 

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