Thursday, March 31, 2011

Chapter 53

Of Isaiah.
Who has believed our message
and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?

He grew up before Him like a tender shoot,
and like a root out of dry ground.

He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to Him,
nothing in His appearance that we should desire Him.

think about that one.
no beauty. no majesty to attract us to Him.
nothing in His appearance that we should desire Him.

He was despised and rejected by men,
a man of sorrows, and familiar with suffering.

Like one from whom men hide their faces
He was despised, and we esteemed Him not.

Surely He took up our infirmities
and carried our sorrows,

we considered Him stricken by God,
smitten by Him,
and afflicted.

He was pierced 
for our transgressions,

He was crushed
for our iniquities;

the punishment that brought us peace
was upon Him,

and by His wounds
we are healed.

We all, like sheep, have gone astray,
each of us has turned to his own way;

and the Lord has laid on Him
the iniquity of us all.

I think I'll not do the other verses, 7-12, right now.

Iniquity:  1.  gross injustice or wickedness  
2. a violation of right or duty; wicked act; sin.

Heal:  1.  to make healthy, whole or sound; restore to health; free from ailment.
2.  to free from evil; cleanse; purify

Let us fix our eyes on Jesus,
the author and perfecter of our faith,
who for the joy set before Him endured the cross,
scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
Hebrews 12: 2

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