<head> <title>Translation of Y'shayahu 53</title> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=windows-1255"> <SCRIPT language="JavaScript"> window.moveTo(0,0); window.resizeTo(screen.availWidth,screen.availHeight); function hideAds() { if(document.body.scrollTop<165) window.location.href="#top"; } </SCRIPT> </HEAD> <BODY LEFTMARGIN="10" TOPMARGIN="0" BGCOLOR="#FDF5E6" onLoad="hideAds();" onMouseOver="hideAds();" onMouseMove="hideAds();" onKeyUp="hideAds();"> <A NAME="top"><HR></A> <font size="4"> <p align="center"><i><b><font color=RED>Any advertisements appearing above this line are inserted by &quot;tripod&quot;, please IGNORE them</font></b></i></p> <p align="center"><b><font size="5">The &quot;Suffering Servant&quot; of ch.53 of <i>Y'shayahu</i></font><br><font size="3"><i>by <a href="mailto:mordochai-ben-tziyyon@hotmail.com">Prof. Mordochai ben-Tziyyon</a>, Universitah Ha'ivrit, Y'rushalayim</i></font></b></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p align="center">&nbsp;<br><a href="javascript:window.location.href='yshayahu53t2.html';">Show commentary</a><br>&nbsp;</p> <table align="center" cols="2" width="90%" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="6"> <tr><td colspan="2" align=right><font face="ezra sil sr" size=5>      </td></tr> <tr><td colspan="2"><font size="4">52:13.&nbsp;My &quot;servant&quot; will succeed in becoming uplifted, and will become exalted and very powerful.<br>&nbsp;</td></tr> <tr><td colspan="2" align=right><font face="ezra sil sr" size=5>         </td></tr> <tr><td colspan="2"><font size="4">52:14.&nbsp;Just as many used to marvel about you and say &quot;Their appearance is too hideous to be human&quot;,<br>&nbsp;</td></tr> <tr><td colspan="2" align=right><font face="ezra sil sr" size=5>               </td></tr> <tr><td colspan="2"><font size="4">52:15.&nbsp;so will He [i.e. God] scatter many nations &minus; their kings will be speechless because [suddenly] they will see things that were never talked about and will realise things that were never heard of [before]!<br>&nbsp;</td></tr> <tr><td colspan="2" align=right><font face="ezra sil sr" size=5>      </td></tr> <tr><td colspan="2"><font size="4">53:1.&nbsp;Who would have believed our report [they will say,] about the ones that <i>Adonai</i>'s Arm was revealed to?<br>&nbsp;</td></tr> <tr><td colspan="2" align=right><font face="ezra sil sr" size=5>            </td></tr> <tr><td colspan="2"><font size="4">53:2.&nbsp;For they came up before Him like a suckling babe, like a root out of dry ground; they had neither appearance nor splendour; and, when we saw how unattractive they were, [we said] &quot;Why should we desire them?&quot;<br>&nbsp;</td></tr> <tr><td colspan="2" align=right><font face="ezra sil sr" size=5>            </td></tr> <tr><td colspan="2"><font size="4">53:3.&nbsp;They were despised and isolated from humanity &minus; men of pains, accustomed to illness; they were despised like those that people turn their faces away from and we considered them worthless.<br>&nbsp;</td></tr> <tr><td colspan="2" align=right><font face="ezra sil sr" size=5>           </td></tr> <tr><td colspan="2"><font size="4">53:4.&nbsp;Indeed, they tolerated our ills and our pains &minus; they bore them; but [we convinced ourselves that] they were being plagued, stricken by God and afflicted.<br>&nbsp;</td></tr> <tr><td colspan="2" align=right><font face="ezra sil sr" size=5>         </td></tr> <tr><td colspan="2"><font size="4">53:5.&nbsp;They were pained because of our rebellious sins and crushed because of our iniquities; [we thought that] punishing them would benefit ourselves, and through their wounds we would be healed.<br>&nbsp;</td></tr> <tr><td colspan="2" align=right><font face="ezra sil sr" size=5>           </td></tr> <tr><td colspan="2"><font size="4">53:6.&nbsp;We strayed like sheep, each one of us turned in his own direction, but <i>Adonai</i> accepted their prayers for the iniquity of all of us.<br>&nbsp;</td></tr> <tr><td colspan="2" align=right><font face="ezra sil sr" size=5>              </td></tr> <tr><td colspan="2"><font size="4">53:7.&nbsp;They were persecuted and afflicted, but they did not protest; they would be prepared like a <i>seh</i> for a feast or like a <i>rah&#0803;el</i> that is silent before her shearers; they would not open their mouths.<br>&nbsp;</td></tr> <tr><td colspan="2" align=right><font face="ezra sil sr" size=5>             </td></tr> <tr><td colspan="2"><font size="4">53:8.&nbsp;Now that they have been released from detention and judgement, who could have imagined such a generation? for they were removed far from the land where they lived, and a plague came upon them through the transgression of my people.<br>&nbsp;</td></tr> <tr><td colspan="2" align=right><font face="ezra sil sr" size=5>          </td></tr> <tr><td colspan="2"><font size="4">53:9.&nbsp;They submitted to the grave with the wicked and joined with the wealthy in their deaths, even though they had committed no crime and there was no deceit in their mouths.<br>&nbsp;</td></tr> <tr><td colspan="2" align=right><font face="ezra sil sr" size=5>              </td></tr> <tr><td colspan="2"><font size="4">53:10.&nbsp;It was <i>Adonai</i> who desired to persecute them &minus; <i>He</i> plagued them; their souls needed only to acknowledge their guilt and then they would see their offspring [<i>live</i>] and have long life, and that which <i>Adonai</i> desires would prosper in their hands.<br>&nbsp;</td></tr> <tr><td colspan="2" align=right><font face="ezra sil sr" size=5>           </td></tr> <tr><td colspan="2"><font size="4">53:11.&nbsp;In their souls' turmoil they will realise [<i>the purpose</i>] and accept [<i>it</i>]; the righteous among My &quot;servant&quot; will be vindicated publicly by their knowledge, because they had to tolerate their wrongdoings.<br>&nbsp;</td></tr> <tr><td colspan="2" align=right><font face="ezra sil sr" size=5>                 </td></tr> <tr><td colspan="2"><font size="4">53:12.&nbsp;Therefore I will assign to them an allocation among the many and they will share out the powerful as plunder, because they gave up their souls in death and were considered as outcasts, and even when suffering the sins of the many they were praying for those wicked ones.<br></td></tr> </table> <p align="center">&nbsp;<br><a href="javascript:self.close();">Close</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><hr><font size="2"><i>All the material on this page is entirely original.</i></font></p> <p align="center"><i><b><font color=RED>Any advertisements appearing below this line are inserted by &quot;tripod&quot;, please IGNORE them</font></b></i></p> </font> </body> </html>
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