Chapter 53
Who has believed our message? To whom has the arm of Yahweh been revealed?
For she grew up before her as a tender plant, and as a root out of dry ground. She has no form nor comeliness. When we see her, there is no beauty that we should desire her.
She was despised, and rejected by women; a woman of suffering, and acquainted with disease. She was despised as one from whom women hide their face; and we didn't respect her.
Surely she has borne our sickness, and carried our suffering; yet we considered her plagued, struck by God, and afflicted.
But she was pierced for our transgressions. She was crushed for our iniquities. The punishment that brought our peace was on her; and by her wounds we are healed.
All we like sheep have gone astray. Everyone has turned to her own way; and Yahweh has laid on her the iniquity of us all.
She was oppressed, yet when she was afflicted she didn't open her mouth. As a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and as a sheep that before its shearers is mute, so she didn't open her mouth.
She was taken away by oppression and judgment; and as for her generation, who considered that she was cut off out of the land of the living and stricken for the disobedience of my people?
They made her grave with the wicked, and with a rich woman in her death; although she had done no violence, neither was any deceit in her mouth.
Yet it pleased Yahweh to bruise her. She has caused her to suffer. When you make her soul an offering for sin, she shall see her seed. She shall prolong her days, and the pleasure of Yahweh shall prosper in her hand.
After the suffering of her soul, she will see the light and be satisfied. My righteous servant will justify many by the knowledge of herelf; and she will bear their iniquities.
Therefore will I divide her a portion with the great, and she shall divide the spoil with the strong; because she poured out her soul to death, and was numbered with the transgressors; yet she bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.