Isaiah 53 ⭐️ 1 Who has believed our message     and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? 2  He grew up before him like a tender shoot,     and like a root out of dry ground. He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him,     nothing in his appearance that we should desire him. 3  He was despised and rejected by mankind,     a man of suffering, and familiar with pain. Like one from whom people hide their faces     he was despised, and we held him in low esteem. 4  Surely he took up our pain     and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God,     stricken by him, and afflicted. 5  But he was pierced for our transgressions,     he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him,     and by his wounds we are healed. 6  We all, like sheep, have gone astray,     each of us has turned to our own way; and the Lord has laid on him     the iniquity of us all. 7  He was oppressed and afflicted,     yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter,     and as a sheep before its shearers is silent,     so he did not open his mouth. 8  By oppression[a] and judgment he was taken away.     Yet who of his generation protested? For he was cut off from the land of the living;     for the transgression of my people he was punished.[b] 9  He was assigned a grave with the wicked,     and with the rich in his death, though he had done no violence,     nor was any deceit in his mouth. 10  Yet it was the Lord’s will to crush him and cause him to suffer,     and though the Lord makes[c] his life an offering for sin, he will see his offspring and prolong his days,     and the will of the Lord will prosper in his hand. 11  After he has suffered,     he will see the light of life[d] and be satisfied[e]; by his knowledge[f] my righteous servant will justify many,     and he will bear their iniquities. 12  Therefore I will give him a portion among the great,[g]     and he will divide the spoils with the strong,[h] because he poured out his life unto death,     and was numbered with the transgressors. For he bore the sin of many,     and made intercession for the transgressors. ✝️=Nice👍🏼

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⭐️ Deutero-Isaiah (chapters 40–55), the work of an anonymous 6th-century BCE author writing during the Exile; and Trito-Isaiah (chapters 56–66), composed after the return from Exile. 🐦<...> The Future Glory of Zion 54  “Sing, barren woman,     you who never bore a child; burst into song, shout for joy,     you who were never in labor; because more are the children of the desolate woman     than of her who has a husband,” says the Lord. 2  “Enlarge the place of your tent,     stretch your tent curtains wide,     do not hold back; lengthen your cords,     strengthen your stakes. 3  For you will spread out to the right and to the left;     your descendants will dispossess nations     and settle in their desolate cities. 4  “Do not be afraid; you will not be put to shame.     Do not fear disgrace; you will not be humiliated. You will forget the shame of your youth     and remember no more the reproach of your widowhood. 5  For your Maker is your husband—     the Lord Almighty is his name— the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer;     he is called the God of all the earth. 6  The Lord will call you back     as if you were a wife deserted and distressed in spirit— a wife who married young,     only to be rejected,” says your God. 7  “For a brief moment I abandoned you,     but with deep compassion I will bring you back. 8  In a surge of anger     I hid my face from you for a moment, but with everlasting kindness     I will have compassion on you,”     says the Lord your Redeemer. 9  “To me this is like the days of Noah,     when I swore that the waters of Noah would never again cover the earth. So now I have sworn not to be angry with you,     never to rebuke you again. 10  Though the mountains be shaken     and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken     nor my covenant of peace be removed,”     says the Lord, who has compassion on you. 11  “Afflicted city, lashed by storms and not comforted,     I will rebuild you with stones of turquoise,[a]     your foundations with lapis lazuli. 12  I will make your battlements of rubies,     your gates of sparkling jewels,     and all your walls of precious stones. 13  All your children will be taught by the Lord,     and great will be their peace. 14  In righteousness you will be established: Tyranny will be far from you;     you will have nothing to fear. Terror will be far removed;     it will not come near you. 15  If anyone does attack you, it will not be my doing;     whoever attacks you will surrender to you. 16  “See, it is I who created the blacksmith     who fans the coals into flame     and forges a weapon fit for its work. And it is I who have created the destroyer to wreak havoc; 17      no weapon forged against you will prevail,     and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord,     and this is their vindication from me,” declares the Lord. ✝️