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

2 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.

3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.

8 He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken.

9 And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.

10 Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand.

11 He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.

12 Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

 


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Matthew Henry's Isaiah Chapter 53 Bible commentary...



The person. (1-3) sufferings. (4-9) humiliation, and exaltation of Christ, are minutely described; with the blessings to mankind from his death. (10-12)1-3 No where in all the Old Testament is it so plainly and fully prophesied, that Christ ought to suffer, and then to enter into his glory, as in this chapter. But to this day few discern, or will acknowledge, that Divine power which goes with the word. The authentic and most important report of salvation for sinners, through the Son of God, is disregarded. The low condition he submitted to, and his appearance in the world, were not agreeable to the ideas the Jews had formed of the Messiah. It was expected that he should come in pomp; instead of that, he grew up as a plant, silently, and insensibly. He had nothing of the glory which one might have thought to meet with him. His whole life was not only humble as to outward condition, but also sorrowful. Being made sin for us, he underwent the sentence sin had exposed us to. Carnal hearts see nothing in the Lord Jesus to desire an interest in him. Alas! by how many is he still despised in his people, and rejected as to his doctrine and authority!

4-9 In these verses is an account of the sufferings of Christ; also of the design of his sufferings. It was for our sins, and in our stead, that our Lord Jesus suffered. We have all sinned, and have come short of the glory of God. Sinners have their beloved sin, their own evil way, of which they are fond. Our sins deserve all griefs and sorrows, even the most severe. We are saved from the ruin, to which by sin we become liable, by laying our sins on Christ. This atonement was to be made for our sins. And this is the only way of salvation. Our sins were the thorns in Christ's head, the nails in his hands and feet, the spear in his side. He was delivered to death for our offences. By his sufferings he purchased for us the Spirit and grace of God, to mortify our corruptions, which are the distempers of our souls. We may well endure our lighter sufferings, if He has taught us to esteem all things but loss for him, and to love him who has first loved us.

10-12 Come, and see how Christ loved us! We could not put him in our stead, but he put himself. Thus he took away the sin of the world, by taking it on himself. He made himself subject to death, which to us is the wages of sin. Observe the graces and glories of his state of exaltation. Christ will not commit the care of his family to any other. God's purposes shall take effect. And whatever is undertaken according to God's pleasure shall prosper. He shall see it accomplished in the conversion and salvation of sinners. There are many whom Christ justifies, even as many as he gave his life a ransom for. By faith we are justified; thus God is most glorified, free grace most advanced, self most abased, and our happiness secured. We must know him, and believe in him, as one that bore our sins, and saved us from sinking under the load, by taking it upon himself. Sin and Satan, death and hell, the world and the flesh, are the strong foes he has vanquished. What God designed for the Redeemer he shall certainly possess. When he led captivity captive, he received gifts for men, that he might give gifts to men. While we survey the sufferings of the Son of God, let us remember our long catalogue of transgressions, and consider him as suffering under the load of our guilt. Here is laid a firm foundation for the trembling sinner to rest his soul upon. We are the purchase of his blood, and the monuments of his grace; for this he continually pleads and prevails, destroying the works of the devil.

 


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Diane Ritthaler's Isaiah Chapter 53 comment on 4/20/2014, 7:21pm...

Verse three says He is despised and rejected. I circled is in my Bible because unfortunately He still is today. That ' what keeps people from being Born again.

 


Diane Ritthaler's Isaiah Chapter 53 comment on 4/20/2014, 7:20pm...

Verse three says He is despised and rejected. I circled is in my Bible because unfortunately He still is today. That ' what keeps people from being Born again.

 


Ar's Isaiah Chapter 53 comment on 4/19/2014, 3:58am...

No wonder Isaiah is named the 5th evangelist after Matthew, Mark, Luke and John! It 's like he lived during Jesus time in this world and has been an eye witness to everything . This is my favorite chapter too.

 


Robert Simpson's Isaiah Chapter 53 comment on 4/18/2014, 9:03am...

Isaiah 53 is to me one of the most pivotal chapters in all of the Bible. Verses 4 6 especially constitutes the fulcrum upon which the whole Bible is balanced. For in these verses we have the judgement of God and the mercy of God all resting on the righteous servant the prophesied Messiah Jesus Christ. They both describe man 's rebellion against God 's love, and yet God 's ultimate capacity to forgive despite our callous, mindless, and heartless behavior. It is obvious that we all go our own way and do our own thing. It is obvious that we all commit iniquities. Those who deny this are only fooling themselves. And yet, the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all. Isaiah 53 6 is a stunning verse. There is no way anyone who reads it can continue reading on with out pausing first to reflect on the present and eternal implications of that one verse.

 


DENNIS's Isaiah Chapter 53 comment on 4/15/2014, 9:18am...

verse 6. All we like sheep have gone astray we have turned every one to his own way and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. i show that Gods love know no bound even in my sinfulness God still cares for me.

 


Moi's Isaiah Chapter 53 comment on 4/01/2014, 9:54pm...

I thank the Lord for all he has done for me. I honor, praise and glorify him. He is King of Kings and Lord of Lords. He is my daily bread. I cannot do anything without him. What a mighty God he is.

 


Sydwell's Isaiah Chapter 53 comment about verse 5 on 3/25/2014, 8:01am...

It is awesome because by His stripes I am healed and cleansed by His BLOOD. Amen.

 


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