53Who has believed our message
and to whom has the armof theLordbeen revealed?
2He grew up before him like a tender shoot,
and like a rootout of dry ground.
He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him,
nothing in his appearancethat we should desire him.
3He was despised and rejected by mankind,
a man of suffering,and familiar with pain.
Like one from whom people hidetheir faces
he was despised,and we held him in low esteem.
4Surely he took up our pain
and bore our suffering,
yet we considered him punished by God,
stricken by him, and afflicted.
5But he was piercedfor our transgressions,
he was crushedfor our iniquities;
the punishmentthat brought us peacewas on him,
and by his woundswe are healed.
6We all, like sheep, have gone astray,
each of us has turned to our own way;
and theLordhas laid on…
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