The Sin-Bearing Servant

Isaiah 52:13-15

Behold, My Servant shall
deal prudently;
He shall be exalted and extolled
and be very high.
Just as many were astonished at you,
So His visage was marred
more than any man,
And His form more than
there sons of men;
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

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

Surely He has borne our griefs
And carried our sorrows;
Yet we esteemed Him stricken,
Smitten by God, and afflicted.
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.
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.

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 shears is silent,
So He opened not His mouth.
He was taken from prison
and from judgement,
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.
And they made His grave
with the wicked—
But with the rich at His death,
Because He had done no violence,
Nor was any deceit in His mouth.

Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise Him;
He has put Him to grief.
When You make His soul
and offering for sin,
He shall see His seed, He
shall prolong His days,
And the pleasure of the LORD
shall prosper in His hand.
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.
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 bore the sin of many,
And made intercession for
the transgressors.