Good Friday: Yet He Bore the Sin of Many

Read Isaiah 53

Who has believed what he has heard from us?
And to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed?
For he grew up before him like a young plant,
and like a root out of dry ground;
He had no form or majesty that we should look at him,
and no beauty that we should desire him. (Is. 53:1-2)
And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger. (Luke 2:7)
But (he) made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. (Philippians 2:7)

He was despised and rejected by men;
a man of sorrows, and acquainted by grief,
and as one from whom men hide their faces
he was despised, and we esteemed him not. (Is. 53:3)
But they shouted all the more, ‘Let him be crucified.’ (Mt. 27:23)
And they were striking his head with a reed and spitting on him and kneeling down in homage to him. And when they
had mocked him, they stripped him of the purple cloak and put his own clothes on him. (Mk. 15:19-20)
But they were urgent, demanding with loud cries that he should be crucified. And their voices prevailed. (Lk. 23:23
Surely he has borne our griefs
and carried our sorrows;
yet we esteemed him stricken,
smitten by God, and afflicted. (Is. 53:4)
And when the sixth hour had come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour. (Mk. 15:33)
And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, ‘Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?’ that is, ‘My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?’ (Mt. 27:46)
This Jesus, delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of lawless men. (Acts 2:23)

But he was wounded for our transgressions;
he was crushed for our iniquities;
upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace,
and with his stripes we are healed. (Is. 53:5)
Then Pilate took Jesus and flogged him. (Jn. 19:1)
But one of the soldiers pierced his side with a spear, and at once there came out blood and water. (Jn. 19:34)
He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed. (1 Pet. 2:24)

All we like sheep have gone astray;
we have turned – every one – to his own way;
and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all. (Is. 53:6)
For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. (2 Cor. 5:21)
For you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls. (1 Pet. 2:25
He was oppressed, and he was afflicted,
yet he opened not his mouth;
like a lamb that is led to the slaughter,
and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent,
so he opened not his mouth. (Is. 53:7)
But he (Jesus) remained silent and made no answer. (Mk. 14:61)
He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth. When he was reviled, he did not revile in return; when he suffered, he did not threaten, but continued entrusting himself to him who judges justly. (1 Pet. 2:22-23)

…yet he bore the sin of many,
and makes intercession for the transgressors. (Is. 53:12c)
And Jesus said, ‘Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.’ (Lk. 23:34)
And Jesus cried out with a loud voice and yielded up his spirit. (Mt. 27:50)

This is the Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.