Iniquity in Poetry

 

 

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

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.

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.

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

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.

All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way;
and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

Isaiah 53:1-6 [KJV]

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2 comments on “Iniquity in Poetry

  1. madblog says:

    One of my favorite passages-so beautifully poetic yet so full of meaning and tragedy.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Andrew says:

    Often ignored in synagogues, as I understand.

    Liked by 1 person

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