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Like wayward sheep, we have all wandered[a] astray.
    Each of us has turned from God’s paths and chosen our own way;
    even so, Yahweh laid[b] the guilt of our every sin upon him.[c]

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  1. Isaiah 53:6 The Hebrew verb wander has an implication of self-deception. See 1 Peter 2:25.
  2. Isaiah 53:6 The Hebrew verb laid can also mean “to make intercession.” This would mean that the Lord interceded within himself (the Godhead) to orchestrate our salvation.
  3. Isaiah 53:6 This entire chapter provides such detail of the last hours of Jesus Christ that one would almost imagine Isaiah was standing at the foot of the cross writing this chapter. Isaiah’s prophecy, written more than seven hundred years before the cross, is all stated in the past tense, as though it had already happened. There is no other person in human history who could possibly fulfill all of Isaiah’s prophecy. It is believed that Isaiah 53 is referred to eighty-five times in the New Testament. A few of these references include Matt. 8:17; 27:11-13, 26-31, 41-43, 57-60; Mark 15:28; Luke 22:37; John 12:38; Acts 8:32-35; Rom. 5:6-9, 18-19; 10:16; Phil. 2:5-11; 1 Peter 2:21-24.

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