Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

For He grew up before Him like a tender shoot, And like a root out of parched ground; He has no stately form or majesty That we should look upon Him, Nor appearance that we should be attracted to Him.

King James Version

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.

Holman Bible

He grew up before Him like a young plant and like a root out of dry ground. He had no form or splendor that we should look at Him, no appearance that we should desire Him.

International Standard Version

For he grew up before him like a tender plant, and like a root out of a dry ground; he had no form and he had no majesty that we should look at him, and there is no attractiveness that we should desire him.

A Conservative Version

For he grew up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground. He has no form nor comeliness. And when we see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.

American Standard Version

For he grew 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 see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.

Amplified

For [the Servant of God] grew up before Him like a tender plant, and like a root out of dry ground; He has no form or comeliness [royal, kingly pomp], that we should look at Him, and no beauty that we should desire Him.

Bible in Basic English

For his growth was like that of a delicate plant before him, and like a root out of a dry place: he had no grace of form, to give us pleasure;

Darby Translation

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

Jubilee 2000 Bible

With all this he shall grow up before him as a tender sprout and as a root out of a dry ground. There is no outward appearance in him, nor beauty. We shall see him, yet nothing attractive about him that we should desire him.

Julia Smith Translation

He shall come up as a sucking child before him, and as a root out of a land of dryness: no form to him and no decoration; and we shall see him, and no appearance and we shall desire him.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

For he went up like shoot before him, and like root from dry ground. He had no form and no majesty that we should see him, and no appearance that we should take pleasure in him.

Modern King James verseion

For He comes up before Him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground; He has no form nor majesty that we should see Him, nor an appearance that we should desire Him.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

He came up as a spray before him, and as a root out of a dry land. There was neither fashion or beauty on him. And when we looked on him, there was no godliness that we should lust after him.

NET Bible

He sprouted up like a twig before God, like a root out of parched soil; he had no stately form or majesty that might catch our attention, no special appearance that we should want to follow him.

New Heart English Bible

For he grew up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of dry ground. He has no form nor comeliness. When we see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.

The Emphasized Bible

When he came up as a sapling before him. And as a root-sprout out of dry ground, He had neither beauty nor majesty, - When we beheld him, there was nothing to behold, that we should desire him;

Webster

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.

World English Bible

For he grew up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of dry ground. He has no form nor comeliness. When we see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.

Youngs Literal Translation

Yea, he cometh up as a tender plant before Him, And as a root out of a dry land, He hath no form, nor honour, when we observe him, Nor appearance, when we desire him.

Verse Picture

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
For he shall grow up
עלה 
`alah 
Usage: 890

פּנים 
Paniym 
Usage: 2119

יונק 
Yowneq 
Usage: 3

and as a root
שׁרשׁ 
Sheresh 
Usage: 33

out of a dry
ציּה 
Tsiyah 
Usage: 16

ארץ 
'erets 
Usage: 2504

he hath no form
תּאר 
To'ar 
Usage: 15

and when we shall see
ראה 
Ra'ah 
Usage: 1308

him, there is no beauty
מראה 
Mar'eh 
Usage: 104

חמד 
Chamad 
Usage: 30

Devotionals

Devotionals about Isaiah 53:2

Images Isaiah 53:2

Prayers for Isaiah 53:2

Context Readings

The Lord's Suffering Servant

1 Who has believed our message? And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed? 2 For He grew up before Him like a tender shoot, And like a root out of parched ground; He has no stately form or majesty That we should look upon Him, Nor appearance that we should be attracted to Him. 3 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.



Cross References

Isaiah 52:14

Just as many were astonished at you, My people, So His appearance was marred more than any man And His form more than the sons of men.

Isaiah 11:1

Then a shoot will spring from the stem of Jesse, And a branch from his roots will bear fruit.

Philippians 2:6-7

who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped,

Jeremiah 23:5

"Behold, the days are coming," declares the LORD, "When I will raise up for David a righteous Branch; And He will reign as king and act wisely And do justice and righteousness in the land.

Ezekiel 17:22-24

Thus says the Lord GOD, "I will also take a sprig from the lofty top of the cedar and set it out; I will pluck from the topmost of its young twigs a tender one and I will plant it on a high and lofty mountain.

Zechariah 6:12

"Then say to him, 'Thus says the LORD of hosts, "Behold, a man whose name is Branch, for He will branch out from where He is; and He will build the temple of the LORD.

Mark 6:3

"Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? Are not His sisters here with us?" And they took offense at Him.

Mark 9:12

And He said to them, "Elijah does first come and restore all things. And yet how is it written of the Son of Man that He will suffer many things and be treated with contempt?

Luke 2:7

And she gave birth to her firstborn son; and she wrapped Him in cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

Luke 2:39-40

When they had performed everything according to the Law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee, to their own city of Nazareth.

Luke 2:51-52

And He went down with them and came to Nazareth, and He continued in subjection to them; and His mother treasured all these things in her heart.

Luke 9:58

And Jesus said to him, "The foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head."

John 1:10-14

He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him.

John 9:28-29

They reviled him and said, "You are His disciple, but we are disciples of Moses.

John 18:40

So they cried out again, saying, "Not this Man, but Barabbas." Now Barabbas was a robber.

John 19:5

Jesus then came out, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. Pilate said to them, "Behold, the Man!"

John 19:14-15

Now it was the day of preparation for the Passover; it was about the sixth hour And he said to the Jews, "Behold, your King!"

Romans 8:3

For what the Law could not do, weak as it was through the flesh, God did: sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, He condemned sin in the flesh,

1 Peter 2:14

or to governors as sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and the praise of those who do right.

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