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.