In my last post, we continued to explore the Character of the Suffering Servant in Yesha’yahu53. In this post, we continue to examine the Character of the Suffering Servant in Yesha’yahu53:8.
The Servant Was Willing to Suffer
After forcible arrest and sentencing, He was taken away; and none of His generation protested His being cut off from the land of the living for the crimes of my people, who deserved the punishment themselves. ~ Isaiah 53:8 (CJB)
Here again, we see the impossibility of the Servant being the entire nation of Isra’el. After all, how can Isra’el be cut off from itself? For the first time, the passage reveals that the Servant’s suffering culminated in death.
After a mock trial, Yeshua was brought before temple guards who blindfolded Him and then punched Him in the face. He could have called down angels and sent His attackers to hell. Instead, He absorbed their blows until His face was marred more than any man. And He did it for you.
Again, the writers of the Brit Hadashah have something to say about His death.
Matthew 27:27-37 (CJB) says:
27 The governor’s soldiers took Yeshua into the headquarters building, and the whole battalion gathered around Him. 28 They stripped off His clothes and put on Him a scarlet robe, 29 wove thorn-branches into a crown and put it on His head and put a stick in His right hand. Then they kneeled down in front of him and made fun of Him: “Hail to the King of the Jews!” 30 They spit on Him and used the stick to beat Him about the head. 31 When they had finished ridiculing Him, they took off the robe, put His own clothes back on Him and led Him away to be nailed to the execution-stake. 32 As they were leaving, they met a man from Cyrene named Shim‘on; and they forced him to carry Yeshua’s execution-stake. 33 When they arrived at a place called Gulgolta (which means “place of a skull”), 34 they gave Him wine mixed with bitter gall to drink; but after tasting it, He would not drink it. 35 After they had nailed him to the stake, they divided His clothes among them by throwing dice. 6 Then they sat down to keep watch over Him there. 37 Above His head, they placed the written notice stating the charge against him,
THIS IS YESHUA THE KING OF THE JEWS
1 Pilate then took Yeshua and had Him flogged. 2 The soldiers twisted thorn-branches into a crown and placed it on His head, put a purple robe on Him, 3 and went up to him, saying over and over, “Hail, ‘King of the Jews’!” and hitting him in the face. 4 Pilate went outside once more and said to the crowd, “Look, I’m bringing Him out to you to get you to understand that I find no case against Him.” 5 So Yeshua came out, wearing the thorn-branch crown and the purple robe. Pilate said to them, “Look at the man!” ~ John 19:1-5 (CJB)
In my next post, we will continue a verse-by-verse examination of The Suffering Servant ~ Part 5 in Yesha’yahu 53:9-10.