Isaiah 53:3

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

He is despised and reiected of men, a man ofsorrows, and acquainted with griefe: and we hid as it were our faces from him; hee was despised, and wee esteemed him not.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He was despised and forsaken of men, A man of sorrows and acquainted with grief; And like one from whom men hide their face He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He was despised, and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and as one from whom men hide their face he was despised; and we esteemed him not.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Men made sport of him, turning away from him; he was a man of sorrows, marked by disease; and like one from whom men's faces are turned away, he was looked down on, and we put no value on him.
- Basic English Bible

He is despised and left alone of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief, and like one from whom [men] hide their faces; -- despised, and we esteemed him not.
- Darby Bible

He is despised and rejected by 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.
- Webster's Bible

He was despised, and rejected by men; a man of suffering, and acquainted with disease. He was despised as one from whom men hide their face; and we didn't respect him.
- World English Bible

He is despised, and left of men, A man of pains, and acquainted with sickness, And as one hiding the face from us, He is despised, and we esteemed him not.
- Youngs Literal Bible

He was despised, and forsaken of men, a man of pains, and acquainted with disease, and as one from whom men hide their face: he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 53:3


53:3 We hid - We scorned to look upon him.


Discussion for Isaiah 53

  • Carole Cahaney
    A much needed reminder of God's unfailing love. It is very humbling and at the same time very encouraging to know His Holy Spirit continues to call us and fill us.
  • Leticia Anaya
    Thank you ...it was helpful...
  • Stephen
    These are the prophesies of prophet Isaiah about Jesus coming to earth to redeem and reconcile the world back to God through his suffering and his death on the cross. Thanks
  • Temo Laliqavoka
    it is the instruction form God to Jesus and Jesus kept his commandments
  • Sam Bogitini
    I would like just to comment on verse 2. I always wondered what Jesus really look like. He "...hath no comeliness ..." "...no beauty that we should desire him.." This is a far cry from the one depicted in the paintings. Other scriptures depicted him as strong, bold and sometimes sarcastic and challenging. I LIKE THAT !!
  • Tifanay Phillips
    reading the passage concerning Isaiah 3 has opened up a whole new view of what God did for mankind thru his son Jesus. I feel so much appreciation to God for considering my st backs , down falls, sickness, and failures. God deserves all praise for the marvelous thing he has done in Christ Jesus

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