Lesson No. 427
Book of Isaiah, Chapter 53
"Yet It Pleased the Lord to Bruise Him"

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1 Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed? 2 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him. 3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. 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. 6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. 7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth. 8 He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken. 9 And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth. 10 Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in his hand. 11 He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities. 12 Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

Lesson No. 427 “Yet It Pleased the Lord to Bruise Him”

Book of Isaiah, Chapter 53



1) So….who are we talking about? He comes as a ‘sprout’ from dry ground. (verses 1-2) Why was the ground dry? How about now?

2) Do you think Jesus was handsome? Physically attractive? (Hint: verse 2) What about all these paints of Jesus?

3) Verses 3, 4, and 6 hurts; that was us before our God-given grace.

4) Has anything changed today? Why is there acceptance of all religions in the world but such a bias against Christ and Christianity?

5) Verses 5, 7, 8, 9….all pretty darn good descriptions of the passion of Christ and what He endured for us.

6) We have turned everyone to his own way….(verse 6)….does this sound like the times we are living in? Yet even today the sin of the world is on Christ for the forgiveness of all sin.

7) The heart of God for us was never more clear to us than it is in verses 10 and 11. It pleased Him. Why?

8) The glory of God was ‘divided’ such that after His mission, Jesus was given charge of all things by the Father. So who does He divide his spoils with and what are the spoils?

9) Note that verse 12 says that He ‘bare the sins of many’. I thought Jesus died for the sins of all mankind…shouldn’t this read ‘the sins for everyone’?

10) So if God told Isaiah all this about Jesus, his life and his death, why then did Jesus suffer so in the garden before his trail?

11) Do we think of all these things when we worship Jesus? How about when we take advantage of this abundant living He has given us?

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