Isaiah 53:1
New International Version
Who has believed our message and to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?

New Living Translation
Who has believed our message? To whom has the LORD revealed his powerful arm?

English Standard Version
Who has believed what he has heard from us? And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?

Berean Study Bible
Who has believed our message? And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?

King James Bible
Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?

New King James Version
Who has believed our report? And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?

New American Standard Bible
Who has believed our report? And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?

NASB 1995
Who has believed our message? And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?

NASB 1977
Who has believed our message? And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?

Amplified Bible
Who has believed [confidently trusted in, relied on, and adhered to] our message [of salvation]? And to whom [if not us] has the arm and infinite power of the LORD been revealed?

Christian Standard Bible
Who has believed what we have heard? And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Who has believed what we have heard? And who has the arm of the LORD been revealed to?

American Standard Version
Who hath believed our message? and to whom hath the arm of Jehovah been revealed?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Who has believed our account, and to whom has The Arm of LORD JEHOVAH been revealed?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
O Lord, who has believed our report? and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?

Contemporary English Version
Has anyone believed us or seen the mighty power of the LORD in action?

Douay-Rheims Bible
WHO hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed?

English Revised Version
Who hath believed our report? and to whom hath the arm of the LORD been revealed?

Good News Translation
The people reply, "Who would have believed what we now report? Who could have seen the LORD's hand in this?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Who has believed our message? To whom has the LORD's power been revealed?

International Standard Version
"Who has believed our message, and to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Who would have believed our report? And to whom hath the arm of the LORD been revealed?

Literal Standard Version
Who has given credence to that which we heard? And the arm of YHWH, On whom has it been revealed?

NET Bible
Who would have believed what we just heard? When was the LORD's power revealed through him?

New Heart English Bible
LORD, who has believed our message? And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?

World English Bible
Who has believed our message? To whom has the arm of Yahweh been revealed?

Young's Literal Translation
Who hath given credence to that which we heard? And the arm of Jehovah, On whom hath it been revealed?

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Suffering Servant
1Who has believed our message? And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed? 2He grew up before Him like a tender shoot, and like a root out of dry ground. He had no stately form or majesty to attract us, no beauty that we should desire Him.…

Cross References
Luke 18:31
Then Jesus took the Twelve aside and said to them, "Look, we are going up to Jerusalem, and everything the prophets have written about the Son of Man will be fulfilled.

John 12:38
This was to fulfill the word of Isaiah the prophet: "Lord, who has believed our message? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?"

Romans 10:16
But not all of them welcomed the good news. For Isaiah says, "Lord, who has believed our message?"


Treasury of Scripture

Who has believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?

who

John 1:7,12
The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe…

John 12:38
That the saying of Esaias the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spake, Lord, who hath believed our report? and to whom hath the arm of the Lord been revealed?

Romans 10:16,17
But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, Lord, who hath believed our report? …

report.

Isaiah 51:9
Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the LORD; awake, as in the ancient days, in the generations of old. Art thou not it that hath cut Rahab, and wounded the dragon?

Isaiah 52:10
The LORD hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.

Isaiah 62:8
The LORD hath sworn by his right hand, and by the arm of his strength, Surely I will no more give thy corn to be meat for thine enemies; and the sons of the stranger shall not drink thy wine, for the which thou hast laboured:

revealed

Isaiah 40:5
And the glory of the LORD shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.

Matthew 11:25
At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.

Matthew 16:17
And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.









LIII.

(1) Who hath believed our report? . . .--The question has been variously interpreted as coming from the lips of the prophet or of Israel. The former view commends itself most, and the unusual plural is explained by his mentally associating with himself the other prophets, probably his own disciples, who were delivering the same message. The implied answer to the question may be either "None," or, "Not all." St. Paul (Romans 10:16) adopts the latter.

Verse 1. - Who hath believed? Isaiah felt that he spoke, mainly, to unbelieving ears (see above, Isaiah 28:9-15; Isaiah 29:10-15; Isaiah 30:9-11; Isaiah 42:23, etc.). The unbelief was likely to be intensified when so marvellous a prophecy was delivered as that which he was now commissioned to put forth. Still, of course, there is rhetorical exaggeration in the question, which seems to imply that no one would believe. Our report; literally, that which has been heard by us. But the word is used technically for a prophetic revelation (see Isaiah 28:9, 19; Jeremiah 49:14). Here it would seem to refer especially to the Messianic prophecies delivered by Isaiah. To whom is the arm of the Lord revealed? The "arm of the Lord," which has been "made bare in the eyes of all the nations" (Isaiah 52:10), yet requires the eye of faith to see it. Many Jews would not see the working of God's providence in the victories of Cyrus, or in the decision to which he came to restore the Jews to their own country. Unbelief can always assign the most plainly providential arrangements to happy accident.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Who
מִ֥י (mî)
Interrogative
Strong's 4310: Who?, whoever, in oblique construction with prefix, suffix

has believed
הֶאֱמִ֖ין (he·’ĕ·mîn)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 539: To confirm, support

our message?
לִשְׁמֻעָתֵ֑נוּ (liš·mu·‘ā·ṯê·nū)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common plural
Strong's 8052: Something heard, an announcement

And to
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

whom
מִ֥י (mî)
Interrogative
Strong's 4310: Who?, whoever, in oblique construction with prefix, suffix

has the arm
וּזְר֥וֹעַ (ū·zə·rō·w·a‘)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 2220: The arm, the foreleg, force

of the LORD
יְהוָ֖ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

been revealed?
נִגְלָֽתָה׃ (niḡ·lā·ṯāh)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 1540: To denude, to exile, to reveal


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