Search Tools

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.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

53:2 root out of a dry ground. The very “tender plant” would one day become the “plant of renown” (Ezekiel 34:29). The “[root] out of the [dead stump] of Jesse” (Isaiah 11:1) would become “the Branch of the LORD…beautiful and glorious” (Isaiah 4:2).

53:2 no beauty. Evidently Jesus, representing all men, was a very average looking man, with no particular beauty of either form or face. His beauty was inward, not outward. There is no description at all of his outward appearance in any of the four gospels.

About the New Defender's Study Bible