New Defender's Study Bible Notes
53:9 grave with wicked. This passage could also be read, “they planned His grave [to be] with the wicked, but it was with a rich man [that is, Joseph of Arimathea] in His death.” Once He died, God allowed no more wicked eyes to see Him, or hands to touch Him.
53:10 prolong his days. Once “His soul” was offered for sin, then the whole theme changes from suffering to triumph just as in Psalm 22:30. His days are “prolonged” (even though He had died) and He soon sees the resulting spiritual “seed” (John 12:24; Hebrews 2:10).
53:11 travail of his soul. Note that it was “the travail of His soul,” rather than of His suffering body, which produced the seed.
53:11 my righteous servant. This could better read: “By the knowledge of Him shall my righteousness as the servant” justify many.
53:11 bear their iniquities. Note II Corinthians 5:21. Because He bore our iniquities, we receive His righteousness.
53:12 poured out. The blood, the “soul of the flesh” (Leviticus 17:11), was poured out.
53:12 made intercession. “Made” should be read “maketh.” Now, Christ “ever liveth to make intercession for them” (Hebrews 7:25).