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Isaiah 53 Speed Run

Last year, leading up to the remembrance of the Crucifixion and Resurrection of Jesus, I ran through Isaiah 53, that most wonderful chapter of the Old Testament, with brief meditations on each thought put forward by the prophet Isaiah hundreds of years before Jesus walked the earth.

Each is a quick reminder of what the immensity of God's love and Christ's sacrifice. Have a look, as part of your Good Friday meditations.

The Arm of the Lord

Who has believed our message?
And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed
?

Isaiah 53:1 NASB

Tender Shoot

For He grew up before Him like a tender shoot,
And like a root out of parched ground;

Isaiah 53:2a NASB

Nothing to Look At

He has no stately form or majesty 
That we should look upon Him, 
Nor appearance that we should be attracted to Him.

Isaiah 53:2 NASB

Strange Will, O God

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.

Isaiah 53:3 NASB

He’s a Carrier!

Surely our sicknesses he hath borne, 
And our pains — he hath carried them,

Isaiah 53:4 YLT

Who Smote this Holy One?

Yet we ourselves esteemed Him stricken, 
Smitten of God, and afflicted.

Isaiah 53:4 NASB

Not a Drop of Blood Wasted

But He was wounded (pierced NASB) for our transgressions, 
He was bruised for our iniquities; 
The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, 
And by His stripes we are healed.

Isaiah 53:5 NKJV

Wanderers

All we like sheep have gone astray;
We have turned, every one, to his own way;
And the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.

Isaiah 53:6 NKJV

The Silence of the Lamb

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.

Isaiah 53:7 NASB

Our Stroke

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?

Isaiah 53:8 NASB

The Rich and the Wicked

His grave was assigned with wicked men, 
Yet He was with a rich man in His death,

Isaiah 53:9 NASB

The Prince of Peace

Because He had done no violence,

Isaiah 53:9 NASB

The Truth

Nor was there any deceit in His mouth.

Isaiah 53:9 NASB

The Path of Life

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.

Isaiah 53:10 NASB

Crushed and Prospered

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.

Isaiah 53:10 NASB

Satisfaction

As a result of the anguish of His soul, 
He will see it and be satisfied;

Isaiah 53:11 NASB

Fear of the Lord

By His knowledge the Righteous One,
My Servant, will justify the many,
As He will bear their iniquities.

Isaiah 53:11 NASB

Will You Bow?

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 interceded for the transgressors. 

Isaiah 53:12 NASB

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