Bible: Isaiah 53:4-11

53:4 But he lifted up our illnesses,

he carried our pain; 1 

even though we thought he was being punished,

attacked by God, and afflicted for something he had done. 2 

53:5 He was wounded because of 3  our rebellious deeds,

crushed because of our sins;

he endured punishment that made us well; 4 

because of his wounds we have been healed. 5 

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. 6 

53:7 He was treated harshly and afflicted, 7 

but he did not even open his mouth.

Like a lamb led to the slaughtering block,

like a sheep silent before her shearers,

he did not even open his mouth. 8 

53:8 He was led away after an unjust trial 9 

but who even cared? 10 

Indeed, he was cut off from the land of the living; 11 

because of the rebellion of his own 12  people he was wounded.

53:9 They intended to bury him with criminals, 13 

but he ended up in a rich man’s tomb, 14 

because 15  he had committed no violent deeds,

nor had he spoken deceitfully.

53:10 Though the Lord desired to crush him and make him ill,

once restitution is made, 16 

he will see descendants and enjoy long life, 17 

and the Lord’s purpose will be accomplished through him.

53:11 Having suffered, he will reflect on his work,

he will be satisfied when he understands what he has done. 18 

“My servant 19  will acquit many, 20 

for he carried their sins. 21 

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