ISAIAH 53:3

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.”

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Isaiah 53:3 Translation & Meaning

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He is despised נִבְזֶה֙ To disesteem despised
and rejected וַחֲדַ֣ל Vacant, i.e., ceasing or destitute rejected
of men; אִישִׁ֔ים A man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation) men
a man אִ֥ישׁ A man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation) man
of sorrows, מַכְאֹב֖וֹת Anguish or (figuratively) affliction sorrows
and acquainted וִיד֣וּעַ To know (properly, to ascertain by seeing); used in a great variety of senses, figuratively, literally, euphemistically and inferentially (including observation, care, recognition; and causatively, instruction, designation, punishment, etc.) acquainted
with grief: חֹ֑לִי Malady, anxiety, calamity grief
and we hid as it were וּכְמַסְתֵּ֤ר Properly, a hider, i.e., (abstractly) a hiding, i.e., aversion hid
our (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
faces פָּנִים֙ The face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.) faces
from מִמֶּ֔נּוּ Properly, a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses from
him; he was despised, נִבְזֶ֖ה To disesteem despised
and we esteemed חֲשַׁבְנֻֽהוּ׃ Properly, to plait or interpenetrate, i.e., (literally) to weave or (generally) to fabricate; figuratively, to plot or contrive (usually in a malicious sense); hence (from the mental effort) to think, regard, value, compute esteemed
him not. חֲשַׁבְנֻֽהוּ׃ Properly, to plait or interpenetrate, i.e., (literally) to weave or (generally) to fabricate; figuratively, to plot or contrive (usually in a malicious sense); hence (from the mental effort) to think, regard, value, compute not

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  • 1  Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed?

  • 2  For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.

  • 3  He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

  • 4  Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

  • 5  But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.




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