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Isiah 53 is Not About Jesus

Christians often point to Isaiah 53 and say that it is about Jesus.

The Christian Case

The following verses in Isaiah 53 are often said to refer to Jesus:

He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not.Isaiah 53:3 (RSV)

Christians say that Isaiah 53:3 refers to the fact that Jesus was rejected by the Jews.

4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

5 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.

4 Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. 5 But he was wounded [pierced] for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that made us whole, and with his stripes [wounds] we are healed.Isaiah 53:4-5 (RSV) [NIV]

Christians say that the above refers to vicarious atonement. Jesus “paid for our sins,” etc.

isaiah_53_is_not_about_jesus.txt · Last modified: 2018/03/11 19:11 by serena