Parallel Verses

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.

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 didn’t have an impressive form
or majesty 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;

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

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Context Readings

The Lord's Suffering Servant

1 Who hath believed our report? and to whom hath the arm of Jehovah been revealed? 2 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. 3 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.



Cross References

Isaiah 52:14

As many were astonished at thee his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the children of men

Isaiah 11:1

And there shall come forth a shoot out of the stock of Jesse, and a branch out of his roots shall be fruitful;

Philippians 2:6-7

who, subsisting in the form of God, did not esteem it an object of rapine to be on an equality with God;

Jeremiah 23:5

Behold, the days come, saith Jehovah, when I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, who shall reign as king, and act wisely, and shall execute judgment and righteousness in the land.

Ezekiel 17:22-24

Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: I will also take of the highest branch of the lofty cedar, and will set it; I will crop off from the top of its young shoots a tender one, and I will plant it upon a high and eminent mountain:

Zechariah 6:12

and speak unto him, saying, Thus speaketh Jehovah of hosts, saying, Behold a man whose name is the Branch; and he shall grow up from his own place, and he shall build the temple of Jehovah:

Mark 6:3

Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, and brother of James, and Joses, and Judas, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended in him.

Mark 9:12

And he answering said to them, Elias indeed, having first come, restores all things; and how is it written of the Son of man that he must suffer much, and be set at nought:

Luke 2:7

and she brought forth her first-born son, and wrapped him up in swaddling-clothes and laid him in the manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

Luke 2:39-40

And when they had completed all things according to the law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee to their own city Nazareth.

Luke 2:51-52

And he went down with them and came to Nazareth, and he was in subjection to them. And his mother kept all these things in her heart.

Luke 9:58

And Jesus said to him, The foxes have holes and the birds of the heaven roosting-places, but the Son of man has not where he may lay his head.

John 1:10-14

He was in the world, and the world had its being through him, and the world knew him not.

John 9:28-29

They railed at him, and said, Thou art his disciple, but we are disciples of Moses.

John 18:40

They cried therefore again all, saying, Not this man, but Barabbas. Now Barabbas was a robber.

John 19:5

(Jesus therefore went forth without, wearing the crown of thorn, and the purple robe.) And he says to them, Behold the man!

John 19:14-15

(now it was the preparation of the passover; it was about the sixth hour;) and he says to the Jews, Behold your king!

Romans 8:3

For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God, having sent his own Son, in likeness of flesh of sin, and for sin, has condemned sin in the flesh,

1 Peter 2:14

or to rulers as sent by him, for vengeance on evildoers, and praise to them that do well.

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