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Isaiah 53:4 The Passion Translation (TPT)

The Sin-Bearer Servant

Yet he was the one who carried our sicknesses[a]
    and endured the torment of our sufferings.
    We viewed him as one who was being punished[b]
    for something he himself had done,
    as one who was struck down by God and brought low.


  1. Isaiah 53:4 This was fulfilled in two ways. First, when the Lamb of God carried away diseases as he walked the earth (Matt. 8:16-17). And second, by paying the sin price of all humanity on the cross with his sacred blood.
  2. Isaiah 53:4 Or “stricken,” a word used for one who is struck with leprosy. Because of this, the Jewish Talmud gives many opinions about this verse, then offers an authoritative ruling of the sages. “The rabbis say: ‘His name is The Leper … as it is said [in Isaiah 53:4], “Surely our sicknesses he himself bore and our sorrows he carried, yet we ourselves esteemed him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted”’” (b. Sanhedrin 98b). Their conclusion was that the Messiah will be called “the Leper of the House of Rabbi.” They understood that he would not be an actual “leper” but that he would carry the “spiritual leprosy” of the people, as a leper carries his affliction.
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