¶ But who giveth credence unto our preaching? Or to whom is the arm of the LORD known? He shall grow before the Lord like as a branch, and as a root in a dry ground, he shall have neither beauty nor favour. When we look upon him, there shall be no fairness: we shall have no lust unto him. He shall be the most simple, and despised of all, which yet hath good experience of sorrows and infirmities. We shall reckon him so simple and so vile, that we shall hide our faces from him.
¶ How be it (of a truth) he only taketh away our infirmity, and beareth our pain: Yet we shall judge him, as though he were plagued and cast down of God: where as he (notwithstanding) shall be wounded for our offenses, and smitten for our wickedness. For the pain of our punishment shall be laid upon him, and with his stripes shall we be healed. As for us, we go all astray (like sheep) everyone turneth his own way. But thorow him, the LORD pardoneth all our sins. He shall be pained and troubled, and shall not open his mouth. He shall be led as a sheep to be slain, yet shall he be as still as a lamb before the shearer, and not open his mouth. He shall be had away, his cause not heard, and with out any judgement: Whose generation yet no man may number, when he shall be cut off from the ground of the living: Which punishment shall go upon him, for the transgression of my people. His grave shall be given him with the condemned, and his crucifying with the thieves. Where as he did never violence nor unright, neither hath there been any deceitfulness in his mouth.
¶ Yet hath it pleased the LORD to smite him with infirmity, that when he had made his soul an offering for sin, he might see long lasting seed. And this device of the LORD shall prosper in his hand. With travail and labour of his soul, shall he obtain great riches. My righteous servant shall with his wisdom justify and deliver the multitude, for he shall bear away their sins. Therefore will I give him the multitude for his part, and he shall divide the strong spoil because he shall give over his soul to death, and shall be reckoned among the transgressors, which nevertheless shall take away the sins of the multitude, and make intercession for the misdoers.