Isaiah 53:4
New International Version
Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted.

New Living Translation
Yet it was our weaknesses he carried; it was our sorrows that weighed him down. And we thought his troubles were a punishment from God, a punishment for his own sins!

English Standard Version
Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted.

Berean Study Bible
Surely He took on our infirmities and carried our sorrows; yet we considered Him stricken by God, struck down and afflicted.

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

New King James Version
Surely He has borne our griefs And carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted.

New American Standard Bible
However, it was our sicknesses that He Himself bore, And our pains that He carried; Yet we ourselves assumed that He had been afflicted, Struck down by God, and humiliated.

NASB 1995
Surely our griefs He Himself bore, And our sorrows He carried; Yet we ourselves esteemed Him stricken, Smitten of God, and afflicted.

NASB 1977
Surely our griefs He Himself bore, And our sorrows He carried; Yet we ourselves esteemed Him stricken, Smitten of God, and afflicted.

Amplified Bible
But [in fact] He has borne our griefs, And He has carried our sorrows and pains; Yet we [ignorantly] assumed that He was stricken, Struck down by God and degraded and humiliated [by Him].

Christian Standard Bible
Yet he himself bore our sicknesses, and he carried our pains; but we in turn regarded him stricken, struck down by God, and afflicted.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Yet He Himself bore our sicknesses, and He carried our pains; but we in turn regarded Him stricken, struck down by God, and afflicted.

American Standard Version
Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows; yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Truly he has endured our sufferings and carried our sorrows, and we considered him to be beaten and punished by God and afflicted

Brenton Septuagint Translation
He bears our sins, and is pained for us: yet we accounted him to be in trouble, and in suffering, and in affliction.

Contemporary English Version
He suffered and endured great pain for us, but we thought his suffering was punishment from God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Surely he hath borne our infirmities and carried our sorrows: and we have thought him as it were a leper, and as one struck by God and afflicted.

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

Good News Translation
"But he endured the suffering that should have been ours, the pain that we should have borne. All the while we thought that his suffering was punishment sent by God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He certainly has taken upon himself our suffering and carried our sorrows, but we thought that God had wounded him, beat him, and punished him.

International Standard Version
"Surely he has borne our sufferings and carried our sorrows; yet we considered him stricken, and struck down by God, and afflicted.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Surely our diseases he did bear, and our pains he carried; Whereas we did esteem him stricken, Smitten of God, and afflicted.

Literal Standard Version
Surely He has borne our sicknesses, And our pains—He has carried them, And we have esteemed Him [as] plagued, struck of God, and afflicted.

NET Bible
But he lifted up our illnesses, he carried our pain; even though we thought he was being punished, attacked by God, and afflicted for something he had done.

New Heart English Bible
Surely he bore our diseases, and took our pains; yet we considered him stricken, and struck down by God, and afflicted.

World English Bible
Surely he has borne our sickness, and carried our suffering; yet we considered him plagued, struck by God, and afflicted.

Young's Literal Translation
Surely our sicknesses he hath borne, And our pains -- he hath carried them, And we -- we have esteemed him plagued, Smitten of God, and afflicted.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Suffering Servant
3He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows, acquainted with grief. Like one from whom men hide their faces, He was despised, and we esteemed Him not. 4Surely He took on our infirmities and carried our sorrows; yet we considered Him stricken by God, struck down and afflicted. 5But He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.…

Cross References
Matthew 8:17
This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah: "He took on our infirmities and carried our diseases."

John 19:7
"We have a law," answered the Jews, "and according to that law He must die, because He declared Himself to be the Son of God."

Romans 4:25
He was delivered over to death for our trespasses and was raised to life for our justification.

1 Peter 2:24
He Himself bore our sins in His body on the tree, so that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. "By His stripes you are healed."

Leviticus 16:10
But the goat chosen by lot as the scapegoat shall be presented alive before the LORD to make atonement by sending it into the wilderness as the scapegoat.

Psalm 69:26
For they persecute the one You struck and recount the pain of those You wounded.

Isaiah 53:10
Yet it was the LORD's will to crush Him and to cause Him to suffer; and when His soul is made a guilt offering, He will see His offspring, He will prolong His days, and the good pleasure of the LORD will prosper in His hand.


Treasury of Scripture

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

he hath

Isaiah 53:5,6,11,12
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…

Matthew 8:17
That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.

Galatians 3:13
Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:

yet

Matthew 26:37
And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and very heavy.

John 19:7
The Jews answered him, We have a law, and by our law he ought to die, because he made himself the Son of God.









(4) Surely he hath borne our griefs . . .--The words are spoken as by those who had before despised the Servant of Jehovah, and have learnt the secret of His humiliation. "Grief" and "sorrow," as before, imply "disease" and "pain," and St. Matthew's application of the text (Matthew 8:17) is therefore quite legitimate. The words "stricken, smitten of God," are used elsewhere specially of leprosy and other terrible sicknesses (Genesis 12:17; Leviticus 13:3; Leviticus 13:9; Numbers 14:12; 1Samuel 6:9; 2Kings 15:5). So the Vulg. gives leprosus. The word for "borne," like the Greek in John 1:29, implies both the "taking upon himself," and the "taking away from others," i.e., the true idea of vicarious and mediatorial atonement. . . . Verse 4. - Surely he hath borne our griefs; or, surely they were our griefs which he bore. The pronouns are emphatic. Having set forth at length the fact of the Servant's humiliation (vers. 2, 3), the prophet hastens to declare the reason of it. Twelve times over within the space of nine verses he asserts. with the most emphatic reiteration, that all the Servant's sufferings were vicarious, borne for him, to save him from the consequences of his sins, to enable him to escape punishment. The doctrine thus taught in the Old Testament is set forth! with equal distinctness in the New (Matthew 20:28; John 11:50-52; Romans 3:25; Romans 5:6-8; Romans 8:3; 2 Corinthians 5:18-21; 2 Corinthians 8:9; Galatians 3:13; Ephesians 1:7; 1 Peter 2:24, etc.), and forms the hope, the trust, and the consolation of Christians. and carried our sorrows. The application which St. Matthew makes of this passage to our Lord's miracles of healing (Matthew 8:17) is certainly not the primary sense of the words, but may be regarded as a secondary application of them. Christ's sufferings were the remedy for all the ills that flesh is heir to. Yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God. They who saw Christ suffer, instead of understanding that he was bearing the sins of others in a mediatorial capacity, imagined that he was suffering at God's hands for his own sins. Hence they scoffed at him and reviled him, even in his greatest agonies (Matthew 27:39-44). To one only, and him not one of God's people, was it given to see the contrary, and to declare aloud, at the moment of the death, "Certainly this was a righteous Man" (Luke 23:47).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Surely
אָכֵ֤ן (’ā·ḵên)
Adverb
Strong's 403: Firmly, surely, but

He
ה֣וּא (hū)
Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

took on
נָשָׂ֔א (nā·śā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5375: To lift, carry, take

our infirmities
חֳלָיֵ֙נוּ֙ (ḥo·lā·yê·nū)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common plural
Strong's 2483: Malady, anxiety, calamity

and carried
סְבָלָ֑ם (sə·ḇā·lām)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine plural
Strong's 5445: To carry, be burdensome, to be gravid

our sorrows;
וּמַכְאֹבֵ֖ינוּ (ū·maḵ·’ō·ḇê·nū)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common plural
Strong's 4341: Anguish, affliction

yet we
וַאֲנַ֣חְנוּ (wa·’ă·naḥ·nū)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - first person common plural
Strong's 587: We

considered Him
חֲשַׁבְנֻ֔הוּ (ḥă·šaḇ·nu·hū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common plural | third person masculine singular
Strong's 2803: To think, account

stricken
נָג֛וּעַ (nā·ḡū·a‘)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine singular
Strong's 5060: To touch, lay the hand upon, to reach, violently, to strike

by God,
אֱלֹהִ֖ים (’ĕ·lō·hîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

struck down
מֻכֵּ֥ה (muk·kêh)
Verb - Hofal - Participle - masculine singular construct
Strong's 5221: To strike

and afflicted.
וּמְעֻנֶּֽה׃ (ū·mə·‘un·neh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Pual - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 6031: To be bowed down or afflicted


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