53:1 For the Leader; upon Mahalath. Maschil of David.

53:2 The fool hath said in his heart: 'There is no God'; they have dealt corruptly, and have done abominable iniquity; there is none that doeth good.

53:3 God looked forth from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any man of understanding, that did seek after God.

53:4 Every one of them is unclean, they are together become impure; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

53:5 'Shall not the workers of iniquity know it, who eat up My people as they eat bread, and call not upon God?'

53:6 There are they in great fear, where no fear was; for God hath scattered the bones of him that encampeth against thee; Thou hast put them to shame, because God hath rejected them.

53:7 Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! When God turneth the captivity of His people, let Jacob rejoice, let Israel be glad.


Hebrew Transliteration

53:1 lamnatsêach `al-mâchalath maskiyl ledhâvidh

53:2 'âmar nâbhâlbelibbo 'êyn 'elohiym hishchiythu vehith`iybhu `âvel 'êyn `osêh-thobh

53:3 'elohiym mishâmayim hishqiyph `al-benêy 'âdhâm lir'oth hayêsh maskiyldorêsh 'eth-'elohiym

53:4 kullo sâgh yachdâv ne'elâchu 'êyn `osêh-thobh'êyn gam-'echâdh

53:5 halo' yâdhe`u po`alêy 'âven 'okhelêy `ammiy'âkhelu lechem 'elohiym lo' qârâ'u

53:6 shâm pâchadhu-phachadh lo'-hâyâhphâchadh kiy-'elohiym pizzar `atsmoth chonâkh hebhishothâh kiy-'elohiymme'âsâm

53:7 miy yittên mitsiyyon yeshu`oth yisrâ'êl beshubh 'elohiymshebhuth `ammo yâghêl ya`aqobh yismach yisrâ'êl

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a translation of the Hebrew Bible published in 1917.

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