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He shall cover thee with His feathers, and under His wings shalt thou find refuge: His truth is a shield and buckler
Psalms 91:4

Be it ours,when we cannot see the face of God, to trust under the shadow of His wings. C.H. Spugeon

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Isaiah 52:13 - 53:12

Behold, My servant will prosper,

Jesus Christ will be high and lifted up and greatly exalted.
Just as many were astonished at you, My people,
So Christ's appearance was marred more than any man
And His form more than the sons of men.
Thus Christ will sprinkle many nations,
Kings will shut their mouths on account of Jesus Christ;
For what had not been told them they will see,
And what they had not heard they will understand.

Who has believed our message?
And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?
For Jesus grew up before Him like a tender shoot,
And like a root out of parched ground;
Jesus has no stately form or majesty
That we should look upon Him,
Nor appearance that we should be attracted to Him.

Jesus was despised and forsaken of men,
A man of sorrows and acquainted with grief;
And like one from whom men hide their face
Jesus was despised, and we did not esteem Him.

Surely our griefs Jesus Christ Himself bore,
And our sorrows He carried;
Yet we ourselves esteemed Jesus stricken,
Smitten of God, and afflicted.

But Christ was pierced through for our transgressions,
He was crushed for our iniquities;
The chastening for our well-being fell upon Jesus Christ,
And by His scourging we are healed.

All of us like sheep have gone astray,
Each of us has turned to his own way;
But the Lord has caused the iniquity of us all
To fall on Jesus Christ.

Jesus was oppressed and He was afflicted,
Yet Jesus did not open His mouth;
Like a lamb that is led to slaughter,
And like a sheep that is silent before its shearers,
So Jesus Christ did not open His mouth.

By oppression and judgment Jesus was taken away;
And as for His generation, who considered
That He was cut off out of the land of the living
For the transgression of my people, to whom the stroke was due?

Jesus' grave was assigned with wicked men,
Yet He was with a rich man in His death,
Because Jesus had done no violence,
Nor was there any deceit in His mouth.

But the Lord was pleased
To crush Jesus Christ, putting Him to grief;
If He would render Himself as a guilt offering,
He will see His offspring,
He will prolong His days,
And the good pleasure of the Lord will prosper in His hand.

As a result of the anguish of His soul,
He will see it and be satisfied;
By His knowledge the Righteous One,
My Servant, will justify the many,
As Jesus will bear their iniquities.

Therefore, I will allot Jesus Christ a portion with the great,
And He will divide the booty with the strong;
Because Jesus Christ poured out Himself to death,
And was numbered with the transgressors;
Yet Jesus Christ Himself bore the sin of many,
And interceded for the transgressors.

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