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Isaiah 53:2-4 Expanded Bible (EXB)

He grew up like a ·small plant [young plant; tender shoot; 11:1] before ·the Lord [L him],
    like a root growing in a ·dry land [parched soil].
He had no special beauty or ·form [majesty] to make us notice him;
    there was nothing in his appearance to make us desire him.
He was ·hated [despised] and rejected by people.
    ·He had much pain [L A man of pain/suffering/T sorrows] and ·suffering [one who knew/was acquainted with pain/grief].
People ·would not even look at [turned their backs on; L hid their faces from] him.
    He was ·hated [despised], and we ·didn’t even notice him [or did not esteem him].

But he ·took [bore] our suffering on him
    and ·felt our pain for us [carried our sorrows/sickness].
·We saw his suffering
    and thought God was punishing him [L …stricken and afflicted by him; C God].

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