Saturday, April 11, 2009

What the Old Testament Says About Jesus

Isaiah 53

The Suffering Servant

1. Who has believed our message?  And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?
2. For He grew up before Him like tender shoot, And like a root out of parched ground;
He has no stately form or majesty That we should look upon Him, Nor appearance that we 
should be attracted to Him.
3. He was despised and forsaken of men, A man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief;
And like one from whom men hide their face, He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.

The Passion of the Servant

4. Surely our griefs HE Himself bore, And our sorrows He carried;  Yet we ourselves 
esteemed Him stricken, Smitten of God, and afflicted.
5. But He was pierced through for OUR transgressions, He was crushed for OUR
iniquities;  The chastening for OUR well-being fell upon Him,  And by His wounds WE
are healed.
6.  ALL of us like sheep have gone astray;  Each of us has turned to his own way;
But the Lord has caused the iniquity of us all to fall on HIM.

The Passivity of the Servant

7. He was oppressed and He was afflicted, Yet He did not open His mouth;  Like a
lamb that is led to  slaughter,  And like a sheep that is silent before its shearers,
So He did not open His mouth.
8. By oppression and judgment He was taken away;  And as for His generation, who
considered that He was cut off out of the land of the living, For the transgression of my
people to whom the stroke was due?
9.  His grave was assigned with wicked men, Yet He was with a rich man in His death,
Because He had done no violence, Nor was there any deceit in His mouth.

The Portion of the Servant

10. But the Lord was pleased to crush Him putting Him to grief;  If He would render 
Himself as a guilt offering,  He will see His offspring, He will prolong His days,
And the good pleasure of the Lord will prosper in His hand.
11.As a result of the anguish of His soul,  He will see it and be satisfied; By His
knowledge the Righteous One, My Servant, will justify the many, as He will bear
their iniquities.
12.  Therefore, I will allot Him a portion with the great, And He will divide the 
booty with the strong;  Because He poured out Himself to death, and was numbered
with the transgressors;  YET HE HIMSELF BORE THE SIN OF MANY, AND 

Aren't you thankful He gave Himself for You???  I am!    What a Saviour!
Have a Blessed Easter!


MiMi said...

I am so thankful that He gave Himself for me! Hallelujah, What a Savior!

Hope you and your precious family have a Blessed Easter celebrating our risen Lord!

Love you, friend!

Gram said...

Thank you for the link to your husband's blog - I enjoyed the message very much. I enjoyed your message today. My family had a blessed Easter, hope yours did also.

Jacquie said...

I am SO thankful that He gave Himself for me. I love Isaiah 53!!

Happy Easter, Judy!