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Gary H. Everett's Study Notes on the Holy Scriptures

Isaiah 53

 

 

Verses 1-12

The Suffering Servant- Comments- In Isaiah 53:1-12 we see the Messiah portrayed as a suffering servant, not a coming king. Although the Jews will reject Jesus, Isaiah 52:15 shows us that the Gentiles will receive Him.

Isaiah 53:1 Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?

Isaiah 53:1 — "Who hath believed our report" - Word Study on "report" - Strong says the Hebrew word "report" ( שְׁמוּעָה) (H 8052) means, "something heard, an announcement."

Comments - The herald was sent forth from the throne of God with the glad tidings of salvation for Israel in Isaiah 52:7-8. The report is the Good News, the Gospel of Jesus Christ. God's report cannot be understood with man's reasoning ( 1 Corinthians 1-2), but by simple faith ( John 3:1 f). The prophet cries out, "Who has faith in God's Word?" As you look around in this world today, it is so hard to find someone who is actually trusting God at His Word.

Isaiah 53:1 — "and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed" - Comments - The arm of the Lord represents His salvation. Jesus came preaching the Gospel and working signs and wonders. He healed and delivered people as a testimony of His divinity, so that we might believe in Him. God revealed His holy arm through the miracles of Jesus and in Jesus Himself ( Isaiah 52:10, John 12:37-38). Once we believe in Him, the arm of the Lord symbolizes His strength when we lean upon the everlasting arms day by day. Can you find anyone who has experienced the true strength that God can give His children?

Isaiah 52:10, "The LORD hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God."

John 12:37-38, "But though he had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed not on him: That the saying of Esaias the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spake, Lord, who hath believed our report? and to whom hath the arm of the Lord been revealed?"

Isaiah 53:1Comments- When we chose to believe God's report, then He reveals His arm of salvation to us. We will not see His help until we turn to Him in faith believing His Word. Only by God's spirit can we see and know Jesus as He truly is ( 1 Corinthians 2:14).

1 Corinthians 2:14, "But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned."

Many people choose to believe the natural reports as opposed to God's written report stated here ( Exodus 23:1).

Exodus 23:1, "Thou shalt not raise a false report: put not thine hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness."

Isaiah 53:2 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.

Isaiah 53:2 — "For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground" - Comments- "For he shall grow up before him" - Jesus took up on himself the form of Prayer of Manasseh , and grew up in His physical stature, born of a woman. Jesus also grew up before the Lord in wisdom. He was in the Temple full of wisdom at the tender age of twelve ( Luke 2:46). He increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man ( Luke 2:52).

Luke 2:46, "And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions."

Luke 2:52, "And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man."

"and as a root out of a dry ground" - This dry ground is figurative of death. Luke 3:1 tells us that Jesus was born in Israel during a time of corruption and evil leadership. God sent Jesus into a world of darkness. Jesus was fresh, new life in the midst of death, and light in the midst of darkness ( Matthew 4:15-16).

Luke 3:1, "Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judaea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of Ituraea and of the region of Trachonitis, and Lysanias the tetrarch of Abilene,"

Matthew 4:15-16, "The land of Zabulon, and the land of Nephthalim, by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles; The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up."

Scripture References- Note similar verses:

2 Samuel 23:4, "And he shall be as the light of the morning, when the sun riseth, even a morning without clouds; as the tender grass springing out of the earth by clear shining after rain."

Isaiah 11:1, "And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots:"

Jeremiah 23:5, "Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth."

Ezekiel 17:22-24, "Thus saith the Lord GOD I will also take of the highest branch of the high cedar, and will set it; I will crop off from the top of his young twigs a tender one, and will plant it upon an high mountain and eminent: In the mountain of the height of Israel will I plant it: and it shall bring forth boughs, and bear fruit, and be a goodly cedar: and under it shall dwell all fowl of every wing; in the shadow of the branches thereof shall they dwell. And all the trees of the field shall know that I the LORD have brought down the high tree, have exalted the low tree, have dried up the green tree, and have made the dry tree to flourish: I the LORD have spoken and have done it."

Zechariah 6:12, "And speak unto him, saying, Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, saying, Behold the man whose name is The BRANCH and he shall grow up out of his place, and he shall build the temple of the LORD:"

Isaiah 53:2 — "he hath no form nor comeliness" - Word Study on "form" - The Enhanced Strong says the Hebrew word "form" is used 15 times in the Old Testament, being translated in the KJV as, "form 3, goodly 2, beautiful + 033032, favoured 2, comely 1, countenance 1, fair + 033031, goodly + 028961, resembled 1, visage 1."

Word Study on "comeliness" - The Enhanced Strong says the Hebrew word "comeliness" is used 30 times in the Old Testament, being translated in the KJV as, "glory 7, majesty 7, honour 5, beauty 4, comeliness 3, excellency 2, glorious 1, goodly 1."

Comments - Jesus came into this world without any of His rightful splendor and glory. He came in the humble form of a man ( Philippians 2:6-7).

Philippians 2:6-7, "Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men:"

Isaiah 53:2"and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him" - Comments- When Jesus began His earthy ministry, though He was King of Kings and Lord of Lords, He did not travel in pomp as a king, but as a normal man who dressed and walked like any other man.

Isaiah 53:3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

Isaiah 53:3Word Study on "esteem" - Webster says the word "esteem" means "to set a high value on."

Isaiah 53:3Comments- The Jews did not esteem their Messiah; rather, the Jewish leaders despised Him ( John 1:10).

John 1:10, "He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not."

Isaiah 53:4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

Isaiah 53:4 — "Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows" - Word Study on "Surely" - Strong says the Hebrew word "surely" ( אָכֵן) (H 403) literally means, "firmly," and figuratively, "surely." The Enhanced Strong says this word is used 18 times in the Old Testament, being translated in the KJV as, "surely 9, but 3, verily 2, truly 2, certainly 1, nevertheless 1."

Comments- In Isaiah 53:1 God is questioning man's faith in His report. Isaiah 53:4 begins with a declaration of certainty in His report. God"s wants us to know confidently that His report is true. That Isaiah , despite the fact that man rejected Jesus ( Isaiah 53:1-3), Jesus still went to the Cross for their sins. The BBE comes close to idea, saying, "But it was our pain he took, and our diseases were put on him: while to us he seemed as one diseased, on whom God"s punishment had come."

Word Study on "he hath borne" - Strong says the Hebrew word "borne" ( נָשָׂא) (H 5375) is a primitive root meaning, "to lift, lift us, bear, carry." The Enhanced Strong says this word is used 654times in the Old Testament, and thus, being given a great variety of applications, both literal and figurative, it is translated in the KJV as, "(bare, lift, etc...) up 219, bear 115, take 58, bare 34, carry 30, (take, carry) away 22, borne 22, armourbearer 18, forgive 16, accept 12, exalt 8, regard 5, obtained 4, respect 3, misc 74."

Comments- In the ministry of the Tabernacle, the concept of bearing something is refers to "bearing" sin ( Exodus 28:38; Exodus 28:43).

Exodus 28:38, "And it shall be upon Aaron's forehead, that Aaron may bear the iniquity of the holy things, which the children of Israel shall hallow in all their holy gifts; and it shall be always upon his forehead, that they may be accepted before the LORD."

Exodus 28:43, "And they shall be upon Aaron, and upon his sons, when they come in unto the tabernacle of the congregation, or when they come near unto the altar to minister in the holy place; that they bear not iniquity, and die: it shall be a statute for ever unto him and his seed after him."

In a type and figure of Christ, this word is use of the sin that the scapegoat is to bear for the people of God ( Leviticus 16:22).

Leviticus 16:22, "And the goat shall bear upon him all their iniquities unto a land not inhabited: and he shall let go the goat in the wilderness."

Word Study on "our griefs" - Strong says the Hebrew word "griefs" ( חֳלִי) (H 2483) means, "a malady, anxiety, calamity, disease, grief, or sickness," and comes from a primitive root ( חָלָה) (H 2470), which literally means, "to be rubbed or worn," and figuratively, "to be weak, sick afflicted." The Enhanced Strong says it is used 28 times in the Old Testament, being translated in the KJV, "sickness 12, disease 7, grief 4, sick 1."

Word Study on "carried" - Strong says the Hebrew word "carried" ( סָבַל) (H 5445) is a primitive root meaning, "to carry, to be burdensome." The Enhanced Strong says this word is used 9 times in the Old Testament, being translated in the KJV, "carry 4, bear 3, labour 1, burden 1."

Word Study on "sorrows" - Strong says the Hebrew word "sorrows" ( מַכְאׂבׂ) (H 4341) literally means, "anguish," and figuratively, "affliction," and comes from the root word ( כָּאַב) (H 3510) meaning, "to feel pain, to grieve." The Enhanced Strong says this word is used 16 times in the Old Testament, being translated in the KJV, "sorrow 12, pain 2, grief 2."

Comments - The prophecy of Isaiah 53:4 was fulfilled by Jesus Christ in Matthew 8:17.

Matthew 8:16-17, "When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick: That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses."

A. B. Simpson writes, "Any person who will refer to such a familiar commentary as that of Albert Barnes on Isaiah , or any other Hebrew authority, will see that the two words here used denote respectively sickness and pain, and that the words for "bear" and "carry," denote not mere sympathy, but an actual substitution and the removal utterly of the thing borne. Therefore, in the same full sense as He has borne our sins, Jesus Christ has SURELY BORNE AWAY and CARRIED OFF our sicknesses; yes, and even our PAINS, so that abiding in Him, we may be fully delivered from both sickness and pain." 71]

71] A. B. Simpson, The Gospel of Healing, 4th ed. (New York: Christian Alliance Publishing Company, 1890), chapter 1: The Spiritual Foundation.

Jesus also sorrowed so that we would no longer have to sorrow. We now have hope of eternal life ( 1 Thessalonians 4:13).

1 Thessalonians 4:13, "But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope."

Isaiah 53:4 — "yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted" - Comments- As Jesus was scourged, beaten and crucified, the Jews considered it divine punishment; but actually, Jesus was carrying our sicknesses and pains and our sins; yet, the Jews did not consider this divine truth at the time.

Isaiah 53:5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

Isaiah 53:5 — "he was bruised for our iniquities" - Comments- The Shroud of Turin, which is believed to be the actual burial cloth of the Lord Jesus Christ, reveals a face that has been badly bruised. One eye is swollen shut. The nose shows signs of being broken. 72]

72] Grant R. Jeffery, "The Mysterious Shroud of Turin," [on-line]; accessed 1September 2009; available from http://www.grantjeffrey.com/article/shroud.htm; Internet.

Isaiah 53:5"the chastisement of our peace was upon him" - Comments- Jesus was chastised to bring us peace ( Romans 5:1).

Romans 5:1, "Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:"

Isaiah 53:5 — "and with his stripes we are healed" - Word Study on "stripes" - Strong says the Hebrew word "stripes" ( חַבּוּרָה) (H 2250) means, "bound (with stripes), a weal (a black-and-blue mark itself), a stripe, a wound."

Comments- The Shroud of Turin, believed to be the actual burial cloth of the Lord Jesus Christ, reveals the backside of a man that had been severely scourged. Scientists are able to count about one hundred and twenty stripes, perhaps from the multiple tips used on a Roman whip. 73]

73] Grant R. Jeffery, "The Mysterious Shroud of Turin," [on-line]; accessed 1September 2009; available from http://www.grantjeffrey.com/article/shroud.htm; Internet.

Isaiah 53:6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

Isaiah 53:6"All we like sheep have gone astray" - Comments- Believers have returned unto Jesus, the Shepherd and Bishop of their souls. Praise ye the Lord! Note 1 Peter 2:25.

1 Peter 2:25, "For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls."

Isaiah 53:6"we have turned every one to his own way" - Scripture Reference- Note:

Proverbs 14:12, "There is a way which seemeth right unto a Prayer of Manasseh , but the end thereof are the ways of death."

Isaiah 53:6 — "and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all" - Comments- Isaiah 53:6 c describes the scapegoat in the Mosaic Law as a type and figure of Jesus' death.

Scripture Reference- Note:

Hebrews 1:3, "Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;"

Isaiah 53:6Comments - Everyone has sinned. Jesus paid for the sins of mankind.

Isaiah 53:7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.

Isaiah 53:7 — "He was oppressed, and he was afflicted" - Comments - Before His crucifixion, Jesus was mocked and beaten, put on trial and ridiculed ( Luke 23:8-11). A crown of thorns was placed upon His head ( Matthew 27:29).

Luke 23:8-11, "And when Herod saw Jesus, he was exceeding glad: for he was desirous to see him of a long season, because he had heard many things of him; and he hoped to have seen some miracle done by him. Then he questioned with him in many words; but he answered him nothing. And the chief priests and scribes stood and vehemently accused him. And Herod with his men of war set him at nought, and mocked him, and arrayed him in a gorgeous robe, and sent him again to Pilate."

Matthew 27:29, "And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews!"

Isaiah 53:7"yet he opened not his mouth…so he opened not his mouth" - Comments- Isaiah 53:7 was fulfilled in that Jesus did not open His mouth before His accusers ( Matthew 27:11-14, Mark 15:2-5, John 18:28-40).

Matthew 27:11-14, "And Jesus stood before the governor: and the governor asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And Jesus said unto him, Thou sayest. And when he was accused of the chief priests and elders, he answered nothing. Then said Pilate unto him, Hearest thou not how many things they witness against thee? And he answered him to never a word; insomuch that the governor marvelled greatly."

Mark 15:2-5, "And Pilate asked him, Art thou the King of the Jews? And he answering said unto him, Thou sayest it. And the chief priests accused him of many things: but he answered nothing. And Pilate asked him again, saying, Answerest thou nothing? behold how many things they witness against thee. But Jesus yet answered nothing; so that Pilate marvelled."

John 18:28-40.

Isaiah 53:7"and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb" - Comments- The word "dumb means, "silent." Jesus was God; He did not have to justify or defend His actions to any man ( Matthew 27:13).

Matthew 27:13, "Then said Pilate unto him, Hearest thou not how many things they witness against thee? And he answered him to never a word; insomuch that the governor marvelled greatly."

Isaiah 53:7Comments- Isaiah 53:7 helps us to understand that the sacrificial lamb in the Mosaic Law was a type and figure of Jesus' death. This verse uses the characteristics of a lamb before its shearers, or before those who are about to slaughter it to describe our Saviour's behaviour. Anyone who has ever slaughtered livestock knows how unwilling to die many of them are at this time, and they often struggle and have to be bound. However, a sheep does not resist his own slaughter. In the same way, Jesus did not resist those who condemned Him to death, nor did He resist those who led Him and bound Him to the Cross; for He died willing in behalf of our sins.

Isaiah 53:8 He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken.

Isaiah 53:8"He was taken from prison and from judgment" - Comments- They took Him away by distress and judgment.

Isaiah 53:8 — "for he was cut off out of the land of the living" - Comments- This phrase refers to Jesus' death on the Cross

Isaiah 53:9 And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.

Isaiah 53:9"he made his grave with the wicked" - Comments- Jesus was crucified between two thieves ( Matthew 27:44).

Matthew 27:44, "The thieves also, which were crucified with him, cast the same in his teeth."

Isaiah 53:9 — "and with the rich in his death" - Word Study on "death" - The Hebrew word for "death" here in the Hebrew is plural ( מָוֶת) (H 4194), the plural construct.

Comments- Joseph of Arimathaea, a wealthy Prayer of Manasseh , placed Jesus in his own tomb ( Matthew 27:57-60, John 19:38).

Matthew 27:57-60, "When the even was come, there came a rich man of Arimathaea, named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus" disciple: He went to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be delivered. And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, And laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre, and departed."

John 19:38, "And after this Joseph of Arimathaea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, besought Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus: and Pilate gave him leave. He came therefore, and took the body of Jesus."

Isaiah 53:10 Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt 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.

Isaiah 53:10 — "Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him" - Comments- The Shroud of Turin, which is believed to be the actual burial cloth of the Lord Jesus Christ, reveals a face that has been badly bruised. One eye is swollen shut. The nose shows signs of being broken. 74]

74] Grant R. Jeffery, "The Mysterious Shroud of Turin," [on-line]; accessed 1September 2009; available from http://www.grantjeffrey.com/article/shroud.htm; Internet.

Isaiah 53:10"when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin" - Scripture Reference- Note:

Hebrews 1:3, "Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;"

Isaiah 53:10"he shall see his seed" - Comments- Souls are being saved.

Isaiah 53:10"he shall prolong his days" - Comments- There is eternal life in Him, so He will reign forever more.

Isaiah 53:10"and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand" - Comments- Jesus will fulfill God's will and purpose and plan.

Isaiah 53:11 He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.

Isaiah 53:11"He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied" - Comments- Isaiah 53:11 says, "He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied." This can be interpreted as the Father seeing the sacrificial suffering and death of Jesus Christ as sufficient for the payment of the sins of mankind. However, Dutch Sheets gives an interesting insight into Isaiah 53:11. He refers to the two times when Jesus Chris travailed in His spirit in prayer. The first time was when He groaned and wept just before He raised Lazarus from the dead ( John 11:33-38). This passage of Scripture describes an occasion when Jesus was deeply troubled in His spirit and began to weep. We must be careful not to interpret this event in Jesus' life as something that took place in His emotions; for it tells us that before Jesus wept, He "groaned in the spirit, and was troubled." We must interpret is as a work and manifestation of the Holy Spirit stirring inside of Him and breaking forth through weeping. We call it travailing in the Spirit. I remember watching one of my mentors in the early 1980's having this similar experience. After the church service, the pastor and several of us gathered around in a circle and began to pray. Within a few minutes Jack Emerson began to tremble and groan, then fell to the floor and began to weep. We all waited while he regained his composure and strength and stood up. He later told some of us that this was not him weeping, but the moving of the Holy Spirit within him. When Jesus began to weep, the people around only saw it in the natural realm ( John 11:36-37), but, it was this type travail and weeping in the Spirit that was necessary in order for this miracle to break forth and manifest as the resurrection of Lazarus. The second time was when He prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane just before His arrest; for there Jesus said, "My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death," ( Matthew 26:38). This is a description of Jesus experiencing a heavy weight in His Spirit and being moved into prayer for a release of this weight. Dutch Sheets says that this event was a fulfillment of Isaiah 53:11. 75]

75] Dutch Sheets, Intercessory Prayer (Ventura, California: Regal Books, 1996), 129.

Isaiah 53:11"by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many" - Comments- We will know Jesus in order to be saved.

Isaiah 53:12 Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

Isaiah 53:12 "Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great" - Comments- God will deliver all into His hands, so that Jesus Christ has become heir of all things.

Isaiah 53:12 "he shall divide the spoil with the strong" - Comments- We are joint heirs ( Colossians 2:15).

Colossians 2:15, "And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it."

Isaiah 53:12 — "because he hath poured out his soul unto death:" - Comments- His death on the cross was the reason why Jesus has been exalted, by humbling Himself ( Philippians 2:8-9, 1 Peter 5:6).

Philippians 2:8-9, "And being found in fashion as a Prayer of Manasseh , he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:"

1 Peter 5:6, "Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:"

Isaiah 53:12"and he was numbered with the transgressors" - Comments- This phrase is a reference to the two thieves ( Mark 15:27-38, Luke 22:37).

Mark 15:27-28, And with him they crucify two thieves; the one on his right hand, and the other on his left. And the scripture was fulfilled, which saith, And he was numbered with the transgressors."

Luke 22:37, "For I say unto you, that this that is written must yet be accomplished in me, And he was reckoned among the transgressors: for the things concerning me have an end."

Isaiah 53:12 "and he bare the sin of many" - Scripture Reference- Note:

Hebrews 1:3, "Who being the brightness of his glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;"

Isaiah 53:12"and made intercession for the transgressors." - Comments- Jesus prayed for those who crucified Him, and He now serves as our Great High Priest ( Luke 23:34, Hebrews 7:25).

Luke 23:34, "Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots."

Hebrews 7:25, "Wherefore he is able also to save them to the uttermost that come unto God by him, seeing he ever liveth to make intercession for them."

Isaiah 53:12Comments- Jesus spoiled principalities and powers ( Colossians 2:15), and gave gifts into men ( Ephesians 4:8). He divides the spoils with the church and we find our strength in his Name.

Ephesians 4:8, "Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity captive, and gave gifts unto men."

Colossians 2:15, "And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it."

 


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