Isaiah 53 – The Bible
1Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?
2For 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.
3He 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.
4Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
5But 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.
6All 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.
7He 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.
8He 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.
9And 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.
10Yet 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.
11He 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.
12Therefore 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.
John 3:16 – The Bible
16For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
What a great reminder of what love truly is!
Thank you for stopping by and for your kind comment. Blessings to you and a Happy Valentine’s Day…
wonderful truth carol. we, the ordinary beings are mostly hostile to saints and angels because we dont believe someone can be that good.
The passage in Isaiah 53 is a prophecy of the messiah/savior that God promised to send into the world. The verses told what the savior would be like and what he would do. He bore our griefs and carried our sorrows. The LORD laid on him the iniquities of us all. This is a description of Jesus, the Son of God, who came, as promised, and gave himself on the cross to pay for the sins of the world.
I thought Valentine’s Day, when love is the topic of many conversations, would be a good day to post these verses. Thank you for stopping by, Trisha. It is a privilege to explain what you couldn’t be expected to guess from these verses. Blessings to you always…
thanks for the beautiful explanation carol, it clarified the faith to me more clearly.
lots of love.
Carol Ann, this is a wonderful passage to share on Valentine’s Day as it’s a reminder of the incredible love God has for all of us. Thank you!
Thank you for stopping by, Carol. I appreciate it. God’s love is the best gift we’ll ever receive, for sure. Offering him our love in return is the best pleasure, as well. Blessings to you, Carol…
This is the greatest love of all. Be blessed!
Yes, the greatest love ever demonstrated was Jesus, our Redeemer, as He lay down His life for us. Thank you for stopping by and for your comment. Blessings to you, Te’Kia…
The best love story EVER!!!
Thank you, Laura. I agree. There is no greater love. Thank you for stopping by and for your delightful comment. Blessings to you…
This is beautiful, Carol Ann. And I LOVE your title… blessings to you…
Thank you, Bonnie. Thank you for stopping in and for your kind comment. I hope your Valentine’s Day was wonderful. My hubby and I relaxed and stayed home and ate chicken soup. Enjoyable. Blessings to you…
Happy Belated Valentine.
divine message, keep it up.
Thank you, Jingle. Blessings to you and Happy Belated Valentine to you, too…