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AMSH - Isaiah 53


Isaiah 53
Isa. 52:13 Behold, My servant shall prosper, he shall be exalted and lifted up, and shall be very high. 14 According as many were appalled at thee--so marred was his visage unlike that of a man, and his form unlike that of the sons of men-- 15 So shall he startle many nations, kings shall shut their mouths because of him; for that which had not been told them shall they see, and that which they had not heard shall they perceive. 53:1 'Who would have believed our report? And to whom hath the arm of the L-RD been revealed? 2 For he shot up right forth as a sapling, and as a root out of a dry ground; he had no form nor comeliness, that we should look upon him, nor beauty that we should delight in him. 3 He was despised, and forsaken of men, a man of pains, and acquainted with disease, and as one from whom men hide their face: he was despised, and we esteemed him not. 4 Surely our diseases he did bear, and our pains he carried; whereas we did esteem him stricken, smitten of G-d, and afflicted. 5 But he was wounded because of our transgressions, he was crushed because of our iniquities: the chastisement of our welfare was upon him, and with his stripes we were healed. 6 All we like sheep did go astray, we turned every one to his own way; and the L-RD hath made to light on him the iniquity of us all. 7 He was oppressed, though he humbled himself and opened not his mouth; as a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and as a sheep that before her shearers is dumb; yea, he opened not his mouth. 8 By oppression and judgment he was taken away, and with his generation who did reason? for he was cut off out of the land of the living, for the transgression of my people to whom the stroke was due. 9 And they made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich his tomb; although he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.' 10 Yet it pleased the L-RD to crush him by disease; to see if his soul would offer itself in restitution, that he might see his seed, prolong his days, and that the purpose of the L-RD might prosper by his hand: 11 Of the travail of his soul he shall see to the full, even My servant, who by his knowledge did justify the Righteous One to the many, and their iniquities he did bear. 12 Therefore will I divide him a portion among the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the mighty; because he bared his soul unto death, and was numbered with the transgressors; yet he bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

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The Haftorah and Isaiah 53: Are the Jews Hiding Something? - Rabbi Singer - OutreachJudaism.Org

Isaiah 53: Did Jesus Have Long Life? - Rabbi Singer - OutreachJudaism.Org

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Who is the narrator in Isaiah 53? Who is to be astonished by the ascendancy of he who was formerly despised?  - Jews For Judaism

 Who is the suffering servant of the Lord?  - Jews For Judaism

 As a human being, Jesus certainly had very little. Yet, because he was allegedly God, he could expect, on reassuming his heavenly role, to exercise his power as God. So what did he, in the final accounting, give up in dying a human death? - Jews For Judaism

 Is it true that Jews interpreted Isaiah 53 as referring to the Messiah until the medieval commentator Rashi explained it as referring to the people of Israel? - Jews For Judaism

 Is it true that in conformity with Isaiah 53:9, "he had done no violence," Jesus did nothing of a violent nature during his lifetime? - Jews For Judaism

 Is it true that in conformity with Isaiah 53:9, "neither was there any deceit in his mouth," Jesus never lied?  - Jews For Judaism

 Did Jesus fulfill Isaiah 53:7 that describes the suffering servant "as a lamb that is led to the slaughter" and as someone who "opened not his mouth"?  - Jews For Judaism

 How can Jews say that the suffering servant of Isaiah 53 refers to the Jewish people when not every aspect of this passage has been fulfilled by any individual Jew, including Jesus?  - Jews For Judaism

 In Isaiah 53:10, God's promises concerning the suffering servant are conditional: "If he would . . . he shall see. . . ." Does this apply to Jesus?  - Jews For Judaism

 Did Jesus fulfill the role of the asham, "guilt-offering," that's used to describe the suffering servant in Isaiah 53:10: "If he would offer himself as a guilt- offering"?  - Jews For Judaism

 Isaiah 53:10 says of the suffering servant, "He shall see seed, he shall prolong days." Can this apply to Jesus?  - Jews For Judaism

 How can Christians apply the phrase v'ayn lo, "he has nothing" or "he shall have nothing" (Daniel 9:26) and Isaiah 53:12, where the suffering servant receives "a portion with the great," to Jesus?  - Jews For Judaism

 Isaiah 53:2 describes the suffering servant as one who "had no form nor comeliness, that we should look upon him, nor appearance that we should delight in him." Does this fit the New Testament's description of Jesus - Jews For Judaism

 Does the Gospel's representation of Jesus show fulfillment of the description of the suffering servant: "he was despised and we esteemed him not" (Isaiah 53:3)?  - Jews For Judaism

 Isaiah 53:7 says that the suffering servant "humbled himself and opened not his mouth" as a lamb about to be slaughtered or a sheep dumb before its shearers. Does this describe Jesus' behavior at his trials?  - Jews For Judaism

 Isaiah 53:4 says that the suffering servant was considered "stricken" by his enemies. Does this describe Jesus in any way?  - Jews For Judaism

 What does lamo mean in Isaiah 53:8?  - Jews For Judaism

 According to Isaiah 53:8, why does the servant of the Lord suffer?  - Jews For Judaism

 How does Isaiah 53:8 show that the death of Jesus should not be considered as atonement for the sins of humankind?  - Jews For Judaism

 Is it true (as Christians claim) that Jews at the time of the destruction of the Second Temple believed that Isaiah 53 spoke of a suffering messiah who was to die as an atonement for the sins of others and then be resurrected?  - Jews For Judaism

 Why do Jews reject the Christian claim that the beginning of Isaiah 53:8, generally rendered, "By oppression and judgment he was taken away," refers to Jesus?  - Jews For Judaism

 What is meant in Isaiah 53:8 by: "And his life's history who is able to relate?"  - Jews For Judaism

 What is meant in Isaiah 53:8 by: "For he was cut off out of the land of the living"?  - Jews For Judaism

 Why do Jews reject the Christian claim that "And his grave was set with the wicked, and with the rich in his deaths" (Isaiah 53:9) refers to Jesus?  - Jews For Judaism

 What is the meaning of "And his grave was set with the wicked, and with the rich in his deaths" (Isaiah 53:9)?  - Jews For Judaism

 The Jewish interpretation of Isaiah 53 maintains that the suffering servant of Israel suffered because of the persecutions by the Gentile nations. I understand that the nations overdid it when persecuting Israel but didn't Israel suffer primarily because of its own sins? Please explain.  - Jews For Judaism

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Isaiah 53 Intro - Messiah Truth

Isaiah 53:13-15 - Messiah Truth

Isaiah 53:1-4 - Messiah Truth

Isaiah 53:5-8 - Messiah Truth

Isaiah 53:9-12 - Messiah Truth

Isaiah 53 - Xian Perspective part I - Messiah Truth

Isaiah 53 - Xian Perspective part II - Messiah Truth

The Haftorah and Isaiah 53 - Messiah Truth

Targum and Isaiah 53 - Messiah Truth

Zohar and Isaiah 53 - Messiah Truth

 

 



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