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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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 HHe was belittled in life: Christ is despised and rejected by Israel's leaders. 3 The Smitten One—smitten of God Isaiah 53:4 He died for the sins of those who hate him, namely, all of us! 4 The Suffering One—He was wounded Isaiah 53:5 He was brutalized in death (Isa 53:5-6, 8-9). 1) He endured imprisonment and various unfair trials (Isa 53:8): They led him from prison to trial to death. 2) He was wounded, beaten, and bruised (Isa 53:5-6): This happened for our sins. 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...I.e. As a sheep awaiting shearing, the Messiah silently endured all his sufferings. He was led like a lamb to the slaughter. 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 Amazingly, it was God's plan to bruise his own Son! 10 The Satisfied One—He shall be satisfied Isaiah 53:11 He is raised again and enjoys the fruits of his sacrifice (Isa 53:11). 11 The Successful One—He shall divide the spoil Isaiah 53:12 He is honored for his greatness. Can you tell that I like alliteration? Wounded for me, wounded for me, There on the cross He was wounded for me; Gone my transgressions, and now I am free, All because Jesus was wounded for me.
Yes. Isaiah 53 is one of the most well-known prophecies about Jesus. One of the biggest prices of evidence is in verse 11. It says He bore our iniquities and that He justifies many. This means He bore our sin, and we can look at 2 Corinthians 5:21 where Paul says He became sin for us. There are many other example of this, but if you look at where it says He was despised and rejected, we see this in the crucifixion story, namely when the crowd calls on Barabbas to be released instead of Jesus.
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