Isaiah 53:1 - 12
ESV - 1 Who has believed what he has heard from us? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? 2 For he grew up before him like a young plant, and like a root out of dry ground; he had no form or majesty that we should look at him, and no beauty that we should desire him.
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Perhaps the greatest of all Messianic prophecies in the Tanakh (the Hebrew Scriptures / the Old Testament) concerning the advent of the Jewish Messiah is found in the 53rd chapter of the prophet Is...
First, see the big picture: The Subject to Isaiah 53 ‘He began at the same Scripture and preached unto him Jesus’ Acts 8:35 1 The Sensitive One—a tender plant Isaiah 53:2 This is the surprising part, that the individual, not the nation, is so vulnerable--"a tender shoot... a root out of dry ground." 2 The Sorrowing One—a Man of sorrows Isaiah 53:3 3 The Smitten One—smitten of God Isaiah 53:4 4 The Suffering One—He was wounded Isaiah 53:5 5 The Sin-bearing One—the Lord hath laid on Him Isaiah 53:6 6 The Silent One—He opened not His mouth Isaiah 53:7 He did not protest at His trials, but was silent in His defense and was slaughtered similar to the manner of a lamb led to death... 7 The Stricken One—the stroke was upon Him Isaiah 53:8 This is Jesus who was stricken, not the nation Israel. For how could Israel die for the sins of Israel? No, this is Christ dying for others' sins. 8 The Sincere One—No deceit in His mouth Isaiah 53:9 9 The Submissive One—It pleased the Lord to bruise Him Isaiah 53:10 10 The Satisfied One—He shall be satisfied Isaiah 53:11 11 The Successful One—He shall divide the spoil Isaiah 53:12 Can you tell that I like alliteration?
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