Isaiah 53:10

Hebrew Bible

9 They intended to bury him with criminals, but he ended up in a rich man’s tomb because he had committed no violent deeds, nor had he spoken deceitfully. 10 Though the Lord desired to crush him and make him ill, once restitution is made, he will see descendants and enjoy long life, and the Lord’s purpose will be accomplished through him. 11 Having suffered, he will reflect on his work, he will be satisfied when he understands what he has done. “My servant will acquit many, for he carried their sins.

LXX Isaiah 53:10


9 And I will give the wicked for his burial and the rich for his death, because he committed no lawlessness, nor was deceit found in his mouth. 10 And the Lord desires to cleanse him from his blow. If you offer for sin, your soul shall see a long-lived offspring. And the Lord wishes to take away 11 from the pain of his soul, to show him light and fill him with understanding, to justify a righteous one who is well subject to many, and he himself shall bear their sins.

 Notes and References

"... The Hebrew text insinuates that it was God who caused the servant to suffer. The translator may have disliked this idea, and hence banned it from his translation. Something similar has happened in verse 10 ... Whereas in the Hebrew it pleases God to crush the servant, the Greek softens the text by stating that God wants to purify him ..."

Vorm-Croughs, Mirjam van der The Old Greek of Isaiah: An Analysis of its Pluses and Minuses (p. 467) Society of Biblical Literature, 2014

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