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TitleIsaiah 53
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2022
AuthorsParry, Donald W.
Book TitleThe Book of Isaiah: A New Translation (Preliminary Edition)
PublisherBook of Mormon Central
CitySpringville, UT

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Suffering and Triumph of the Messiah (53:1–12)

Christ’s disciples

53 1Who has believed our report?
And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?


2For He will grow up before Him as a tender plant
and as a root out of dry ground.


He has no form or majesty that we should look at Him
and no appearance that we should desire Him.


3He is despised
and rejected of men,

a man of pains
and familiar with sickness,

and like one from whom people hid their faces.
He is despised!


But we esteemed Him not.

Christ’s disciples

4Surely He has borne our sicknesses
and carried our pains;


But we esteemed Him stricken,
smitten by God, and afflicted.

Christ’s disciples

5But He was pierced for our transgressions;
He was crushed for our iniquities.

The chastening upon Him made us whole,
and with His stripes we are healed.


6All we like sheep have gone astray;
we have turned, each of us, to his own way.

Christ’s disciples

And the LORD has laid on Him the [iniquities][1] of us all.


7He was oppressed,
and He was afflicted,

but He opened not His mouth. He is brought as a lamb to the slaughter,
and as an ewe lamb before her shearers is dumb, He opened not His mouth.

8He was taken from oppression and from judgment.

And who will consider His generation?

Because He was cut off out of the land of the living;
He was stricken for the [transgressions][2] of my people.

9And He made His grave with the wicked
and with the rich in His death,

though He had done no [evil][3],
nor was any deceit in His mouth.

10And the LORD desired to crush Him;
He made Him sick.[4]
When you will make His soul a guilt offering, He will see His seed,
He will prolong His days,
and the will of the LORD will prosper in His hand.

11He will see the trouble of His soul, and He will be satisfied;
by His knowledge, My servant, the Righteous One, will make many righteous,
and He will bear their iniquities.


12Therefore I will divide for Him a portion with the great,
and with the strong He will divide the spoil,

because He has laid His soul bare to death,
and He was numbered with the transgressors;

and He bore the [sins][5] of many
and made intercession for the transgressors.


[1] From Mosiah 14:4.

[2] From Mosiah 14:8.

[3] From Mosiah 14:9.

[4] DSS Isaiah reads, “he pierced him.”

[5] From Mosiah 14:12.


Scripture Reference

Isaiah 53:1