Isaiah 65:23; Isaiah 50:6–8; Isaiah 53:10–12

23  sThey shall not labor in vain

tor bear children for calamity,1

for uthey shall be the offspring of the blessed of the Lord,

and their descendants with them.


wI gave my back to those who strike,

and my cheeks to those who pull out the beard;

I hid not my face

from disgrace and spitting.

But the Lord God helps me;

therefore I have not been disgraced;

xtherefore I have set my face like a flint,

and I know that I shall not be put to shame.

yHe who vindicates me is near.

Who will contend with me?

Let us stand up together.

Who is my adversary?

Let him come near to me.


10  Yet yit was the will of the Lord to crush him;

he has put him to grief;1

zwhen his soul makes2 an offering for guilt,

he shall see his offspring; he shall prolong his days;

athe will of the Lord shall prosper in his hand.

11  Out of the anguish of his soul he shall see3 and be satisfied;

by his knowledge shall bthe righteous one, my servant,

cmake many to be accounted righteous,

dand he shall bear their iniquities.

12  eTherefore I will divide him a portion with the many,4

fand he shall divide the spoil with the strong,5

because he poured out his soul to death

and was numbered with the transgressors;

gyet he bore the sin of many,

and makes intercession for the transgressors.