THE BOOK OF THE PROPHET
Isaiah 53 ©
First in this chapter is spoken of the infidelity or unbelief of the Jews at the time of Christ’s coming in the flesh, v. 1. Secondly, of the humiliation, passion and death of Christ, as also of His exaltation and glory, and of the fruits and benefits which the church receives and enjoys thereby.
WHO1 hatha believed 2our report? and 3to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?
4For he shall 5grow up 6before him as a tender plant, and 7as a root 8out of a dry ground: 9he hath no form nor comeliness;b and when 10we shall see him, there is no 11beauty 12that we should desire him.
13He is despisedc and 14rejected of men; 15a man of sorrows, and 16acquainted with grief: and we hid 17as it were our faces from him; 18he was despised, and 19we esteemed him not.
¶ 20Surely 21hed hath borne our griefs, and 22carried our sorrows: yet 23we did esteem him stricken, 24smitten of God, and afflicted.
But heewas wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: 25the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we 26aref healed.
All 27we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one 28to his own way; and the LORD hath laid 29on him the iniquity of us all.
He was oppressed, and he was 30afflicted, yet 31heg opened not his mouth: he is brought as ah lamb to the slaughter, and as a 32sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.
He was taken 33from prison and 34from judgment: and who shall declare 35his generation? for he was 36cut off 37out of the land of the living: 38for the transgression 39of my people 40was he stricken.
41And he 42made his 43grave 44with the wicked, and with the rich 45in his death; because he had done 46no violence, neitheriwas any deceit in his mouth.
¶Yet it pleased the LORD 47to bruise 48him; he hath put him to 49grief: 50when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, 51he shall prolong his days, and 52the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper 53in his hand.
He shall 54see of the travail of his soul, and 55shall be satisfied: by 56his knowledge shall 57my 58righteous servant 59justify 60many; for he shall 61bear their iniquities.
62Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and 63he shall divide the spoil with the strong; 64because he hath poured out his soul unto death: andj he was numbered 65with the transgressors; 66and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession 67fork the transgressors.