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  • What is meant by Isaiah 53:3 ?

    I was asked this question today and below is my answer:

    Isaiah 53 (NIV)

    53 Who has believed our message
    and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?
    2 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.
    3 He was despised and rejected by mankind,
    a man of suffering, and familiar with pain.
    Like one from whom people hide their faces
    he was despised, and we held him in low esteem.


    4 Surely he took up our pain
    and bore our suffering,
    yet we considered him punished by God,
    stricken by him, and afflicted.
    5 But he was pierced for our transgressions,
    he was crushed for our iniquities;
    the punishment that brought us peace was on him,
    and by his wounds we are healed.
    6 We all, like sheep, have gone astray,
    each of us has turned to our own way;
    and the Lord has laid on him
    the iniquity of us all.

    7 He was oppressed and afflicted,
    yet he did not open his mouth;
    he was led like a lamb to the slaughter,
    and as a sheep before its shearers is silent,
    so he did not open his mouth.
    8 By oppression and judgment he was taken away.
    Yet who of his generation protested?
    For he was cut off from the land of the living;
    for the transgression of my people he was punished.
    9 He was assigned a grave with the wicked,
    and with the rich in his death,
    though he had done no violence,
    nor was any deceit in his mouth.

    10 Yet it was the Lordís will to crush him and cause him to suffer,
    and though the Lord makes his life an offering for sin,
    he will see his offspring and prolong his days,
    and the will of the Lord will prosper in his hand.
    11 After he has suffered,
    he will see the light of life and be satisfied;
    by his knowledge my righteous servant will justify many,
    and he will bear their iniquities.
    12 Therefore I will give him a portion among the great,
    and he will divide the spoils with the strong,
    because he poured out his life unto death,
    and was numbered with the transgressors.
    For he bore the sin of many,
    and made intercession for the transgressors.

    This passage is bout Jesus. God came down from heaven and was born of a woman to become one of us. He did this to show us that He loves us, and to be able to die for our sins. God has an indestructible life and can not die. So He became a Man so that he could die for us.

    Hebrews 7

    15 And what we have said is even more clear if another priest like Melchizedek appears, 16 one who has become a priest not on the basis of a regulation as to his ancestry but on the basis of the power of an indestructible life. ó The Godhood of Jesus could not die and that is one reason the Spirit of God left the Man Jesus on the cross, so that Jesus the Man could die.

    3 He was despised and rejected by mankind,
    a man of suffering, and familiar with pain.
    Like one from whom people hide their faces
    he was despised, and we held him in low esteem.


    Jesus was despised by the leaders of the Jews and still is today. Jesus is also despised by most of the world and even many leaders and members of the church of today. They would claim they do not despise Him. But they simply claim His nature is different from His true nature, and claim His nature is like what they want it to be instead.

    Jesus was man of suffering. He learned obedience by the things He suffered.

    Hebrews 5

    7 During the days of Jesusí life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with fervent cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission. 8 Son though he was, he learned obedience from what he suffered 9 and, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him 10 and was designated by God to be high priest in the order of Melchizedek.

    Jesus was God Almighty but He was also a Man. His Manhood had to be made perfect by choosing to obey God instead of choosing not to go to the cross.

    Like one from whom people hide their faces
    he was despised, and we held him in low esteem.


    Jesus was mocked by the Pharisees, mocked by the Roman soldiers, mocked by those walking by as He was on the cross, and mocked by the one thief on the cross. He is mocked still today by most.

    Jesus is even mocked today by us all when we fail to trust Him and believe what He said.
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