(Isa 52:13-15)  Behold, my servant [Jesus Christ, and we in Him] shall deal prudently [Heb: wisely], he shall be exalted and extolled [Heb: held up], and be very high. As many were astonied [Heb: stunned, amazed] at thee; his visage [Heb: appearance] was so marred [Heb: disfigured] more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men: So shall he sprinkle many nations; the kings shall shut their mouths at him: for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they consider.

  1. (Num 21:4-9)  And they journeyed from mount Hor by the way of the Red sea, to compass [Heb: go around] the land of Edom: and the soul of the people was much discouraged [Heb: troubled, vexed] because of the way. And the people spake against God, and against Moses, Wherefore have ye brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? for there is no bread, neither is there any water; nd our soul loatheth [Heb: is disgusted: abhors] this light bread [i.e., “manna” Exo 16:15-35]. And the LORD sent fiery [Heb: burning: poisonous] serpents [Heb: snakes] among the people, and they bit the people; and much people of Israel died. Therefore the people came to Moses, and said, We have sinned, for we have spoken against the LORD, and against thee; pray unto the LORD, that he take away the serpents from us. And Moses prayed for the people. And the LORD said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole [Heb: a signal: banner, sail, sign, standard]: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looketh [Heb: to see: consider, discern, perceive, think] upon it, shall live. And Moses made a serpent of brass [Heb: fig. base (as compared with gold or silver): filthiness], and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld [Heb: looked intently, regarded: considered, had respect to] the serpent of brass, he lived.
  2. (John 3:14-18)  And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn [Gk: punish: damn, judge] the world; but that the world through him might be saved [Gk: delivered, protected: healed, made whole]. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already [Gk: now], because he hath not believed in the name [Jesus Christ] of the only begotten Son of God.


(Isa 53:1-5)  Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed? For he [and we in Him] shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness [Heb: magnificence, splendor: beauty]; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire [Heb: delight in: covet, precious] him. 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. Surely he hath borne our griefs [Heb: calamity: disease, sickness], and carried our sorrows [Heb: anguish, fig. affliction: pain]: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement [Heb: reproof, warning or instruction, restraint: correction, rebuke] of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes [Heb: wounds] we are healed [Heb: mended (by stitching), fig. cured: repaired, made whole].

  1. Commentary: “the arm of the LORD revealed” = Jesus Christ is the “arm of the LORD” with we who are hidden in Him; the “arm” also has a “hand.” Sheep and Shepherds. One way of interpretating the metaphor is to see His sheep as the “arm” and His shepherds as His “hand.” The latter “hand” may be extrabiblically identified as “The Hand Ministry” of (Eph 4:11,12).
    1. (Eph 4:11,12)  And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying [Gk: architecture, structure: building] of the body of Christ:
  2. (John 12:38)  That the saying of Isaiah 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?

(Isa 53:6,7)  All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him [Jesus Christ] the iniquity [Heb: perversity, (moral) evil: fault, sin] of us all. 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.


(Isa 53:8,9)  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 [Heb: revolt: rebellion, sin] of my people was he stricken. 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.

  1. (Psa 22:30,31)  A seed shall serve him; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation. They shall come, and shall declare his righteousness unto a people that shall be born, that he hath done this.
  2. Commentary: The latter prophetic verse speaks of the seed of the “Christ” generation which extends from the “Jesus” generation through now (and onward), a holy generation composed of all born-again imputed for righteousness saved persons who have become children of God since Jesus (the 41st generation) became the Christ (the 42nd generation), for we have been joined to and are Christ (Gk: the anointed, the Messiah) for He lives within us. (Matt 1:16,17). “Ye are gods.” (Psa 82:6; John 10:34).
  3. (Rom 8:16-18)  The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed [Gk: to take off the cover, disclosed] in us. (2 Thes 1:10,12).


(Isa 53:10-12)  Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him [Heb: beat to pieces]; 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. He shall see of the travail [Heb: perverseness, trouble, wickedness] of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities [Heb: sins]. 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.