BSF Study Questions Isaiah Lesson 24, Day 4 Isaiah 53:4-6

Summary of passage:  The Servant took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows yet we (humans) considered him stricken by God (we were unsure why).  But the Servant was pierced for our transgressions, crushed for our iniquities, punished for us, and we were healed by his wounds.  Like sheep we strayed but the Lord still laid on the Servant the sins of us all.


8a) Everyone

b)  Transgression–infringement or violation of the law, command, or duty.  Iniquity–gross injustice, wickedness, vicious act, and sin

9a)  Literally, Jesus’s hands and feet were nailed to the cross and he died by the crushing weight of his body against his lungs.  He didn’t have the strength to hold himself up enough to continue breathing.  Figuratively, through Jesus’s suffering (mocking, scorn, insults, and physical) God delivered us.  He was pierced for our transgressions, crushed for our sins that made us whole and through his blood we are healed.

b)  Victory over our sins, salvation of the world.  He takes on pain for others’ sake

c)  Jesus took all of our pain, transgressions, iniquities, and sin and he suffered for us and in place of us.  By his wounds (blood, sacrifice) we are healed (cleansed) and can now meet God.  God laid on Jesus all of our sins.

Conclusions:  Not for sure what BSF is looking for on 9a in relation to Psalm 22.  In Matthew 27:46, Jesus cries out Psalm 22:1 while on the cross.  Psalm parallels Jesus’s suffering.  So I answered literally and figuratively.

It’s always great to remember why Jesus had to suffer and die for us, especially in this Easter Season.

End Note:  Great little article on the medical reasons of Jesus’s death on the cross here and just how torturous crucifixion actually was.  The whole manner of death was designed by the Romans as pure torture to discourage law-breakers.  Fascinating stuff.

3 thoughts on “BSF Study Questions Isaiah Lesson 24, Day 4 Isaiah 53:4-6

  1. Hi, I just finished my BSF homework for this week. I thought it might be helpful if I told you what I put for 9a. Don’t know if I’m right or not but here it is:

    He was physically pierced (hands and feet, and then spear in His side after He died). I found one place where it equated pierced with tormented so, given that definition, I also wrote that he was emotionally and spiritually tormented by our sins.

    For crushed I agree completely with your comments on the horrific death that is crucifixion but I also added He was emotionally and spiritually crushed by the weight of our sins.

    Again, I don’t know if this is correct or not but it’s what I wrote.

    While I am learning a ton from the Isaiah study, I will be happy to move on to Acts next year especially since I’m currently studying Acts in another bible study. I’m hoping my current study will give me some insights into the homework and I’m looking forward to seeing how BSF teaches on Acts. I figure I can always learn more!

    Thanks for your posts.



  2. But. Since Jesus says that guilt relative to sin remains as the outstanding issue after his crucifixion, ref. Jn. 16:8, crucifying him has not resolved this issue. Something else you might note, “It is not those who hear the law who are righteous in God’s sight, but it is those who obey the law who will be declared righteous.” Rom. 2:13 And you might need to note that the Way Jesus’ crucifixion has perfected as the narrow gate is something that the individual must actually use or he will not escape from the penalty of sin.


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