The Suffering Servant

Rev. Jayasheelan - July 29, 2017 - Old Testament Studies /

(Isaiah 52-53)

Isaiah 52:13-53:12, the final of four Servant songs (42:1-4; 49:1-6; 50:4-9) describes the saving work of the servant in five stanzas: His humiliation and rejection (52:13-15); His rejection (53:1-3) His suffering (53:4-6); His death (53:7-9); and His atonement (53:10-12). This chart notes specific descriptions of the Servant and the New Testament witness to their fulfilment in Jesus Christ…

The Suffering Servant

Specific descriptions and to their fulfilments in Jesus Christ
The Prophecy The Fulfilment
He will be exalted (52:13) Phil. 2:9
He will be disfigured by suffering(52:14; 53:2) Mark. 15:17, 19
He will make a blood atonement (52:15) 1 Pet. 1:2
He will be widely rejected (53:1,3) John. 12:37,28
He will bear our sins and sorrows (53:4,5) Rom. 4:25; 1 Pet. 2:24,25
He will be our substitute (53:6,8) 2 Cor. 5:21
He will voluntarily accept our guilt and punishment (53:7,8) John. 10:11:9:30
He will be buried in a rich man’s tomb(53:9) John. 19:38-42
He will save us who believe in Him (53:10,11) John. 3:16 ; Acts. 16:31
He will die on behalf of transgressors (53:12) Mark. 15:27,28; Luke. 22: 37