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.
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.
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.
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.
 

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).


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