Friday, April 10, 2009

Good Friday (Isaiah 52:13 - 53:12)

Isaiah 52:13
The Sin-Bearing Servant
    13 Behold, My Servant shall deal prudently; 
      He shall be exalted and extolled and be very high. 
14 Just as many were astonished at you, 
      So His visage was marred more than any man, 
      And His form more than the sons of men; 
15 So shall He sprinkle many nations. 
      Kings shall shut their mouths at Him; 
      For what had not been told them they shall see, 
      And what they had not heard they shall consider. 

Isaiah 53

 1 Who has believed our report?
      And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed? 
2 For He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant, 
      And as a root out of dry ground. 
      He has no form or comeliness; 
      And when we see Him, 
There is no beauty that we should desire Him. 
3 He is despised and rejected by men, 
      A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. 
      And we hid, as it were, 
our faces from Him; 
      He was despised, and we did not esteem Him. 
4 Surely He has borne our griefs 
      And carried our sorrows; 
      Yet we esteemed Him stricken, 
      Smitten by God, and afflicted. 
5 But He was wounded for our transgressions, 
He was bruised for our iniquities; 
      The chastisement for our peace 
was upon Him, 
      And by 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 has laid on Him the iniquity of us all. 
7 He was oppressed and He was afflicted, 
      Yet He opened not His mouth; 
      He was led as a lamb to the slaughter, 
      And as a sheep before its shearers is silent, 
      So He opened not His mouth. 
8 He was taken from prison and from judgment, 
      And who will declare His generation? 
      For He was cut off from the land of the living; 
      For the transgressions of My people He was stricken. 
9 And they made His grave with the wicked— 
      But with the rich at His death, 
      Because He had done no violence, 
was any deceit in His mouth. 
10 Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise Him; 
      He has put 
Him to grief. 
      When You 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 the labor of His soul, and be satisfied. 
      By His knowledge My righteous Servant shall justify many, 
      For He shall bear their iniquities. 
12 Therefore I will divide Him a portion with the great, 
      And He shall divide the spoil with the strong, 
      Because He poured out His soul unto death, 
      And He was numbered with the transgressors, 
      And He bore the sin of many, 
      And made intercession for the transgressors.

Taken from New King James Version -

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