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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Invitation to the Thirsty 💦 Isaiah 55 1 “Come, all you who are thirsty,     come to the waters; and you who have no money,     come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk     without money and without cost. 2  Why spend money on what is not bread,     and your labor on what does not satisfy? Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good,     and you will delight in the richest of fare. 3  Give ear and come to me;     listen, that you may live. I will make an everlasting covenant with you,     my faithful love promised to David. 4  See, I have made him a witness to the peoples,     a ruler and commander of the peoples. 5  Surely you will summon nations you know not,     and nations you do not know will come running to you, because of the Lord your God,     the Holy One of Israel,     for he has endowed you with splendor.” 6  Seek the Lord while he may be found;     call on him while he is near. 7  Let the wicked forsake their ways     and the unrighteous their thoughts. Let them turn to the Lord, and he will have mercy on them,     and to our God, for he will freely pardon. 8  “For my thoughts are not your thoughts,     neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. 9  “As the heavens are higher than the earth,     so are my ways higher than your ways     and my thoughts than your thoughts. 10  As the rain and the snow     come down from heaven, and do not return to it     without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish,     so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, 11  so is my word that goes out from my mouth:     It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire     and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. 12  You will go out in joy     and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills     will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field     will clap their hands. 13  Instead of the thornbush will grow the juniper,     and instead of briers the myrtle will grow. This will be for the Lord’s renown,     for an everlasting sign,     that will endure forever.”