Bible: Isaiah 53:4-9

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.

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