An Exposition of Isaiah 53

The Servant of Jehovah:
The Sufferings of the Messiah
and the Glory That Should Follow

by David Baron



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Chapter 1: The Prophetic Gem and Its Setting.

Chapter 2: The Ancient Jewish Interpretation of Isaiah 53.

Chapter 3: The Modern Jewish and Rationalistic Christian Interpretation.

Chapter 4: The Untenableness of the Modern Interpretation.


Chapter 1: Jehovah's Introduction of His Servant and a Summary of His Redeeming Work.

Chapter 2: Israel's Penitential Confession: The History of the Servant of Jehovah Unfolded.

  1. The Early Years and Unobtrusive Character of the Servant of Jehovah.
  2. The Despised and Rejected of Men.
  3. The Vicarious Character of His Sufferings.
  4. The Moral Necessity of Messiah's Sufferings.
  5. The Voluntary Character of His Sufferings.
  6. The Unjust Trial and Violent Death of the Servant of Jehovah.
  7. God's Special Interposition in the Burial of His Servant.
Chapter 3. The Resurrection and Future Glory of the Servant of Jehovah.

Chapter 4. Jehovah's Final Word Concerning His Servant: The Glorious Award for His Sufferings.

The Suffering Messiah of the Synagogue.

J. I. Landsman

The Targum
The Talmud
The Midrashim

The Liturgy
The Zohar


Isaiah 52:13-53:12
Behold, my servant shall deal prudently, he shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high. As many were astonished at thee; his visage was so marred 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.

Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed? 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. 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, and carried our sorrows: 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 of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. 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. 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. 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. 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.

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. 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. 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.


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