Calvary in prospect

Isaiah 52:13-53:12 is perhaps one of the most famous prophecies concerning the Son of God and His atoning sacrifice on Calvary. Throughout the prophecy we find:

a. Christ as the great Sin-Bearer:

"Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows" (53:4).

"But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities" (53:5).

"The chastisement of our peace was upon him, and with his stripes we are healed" (53:5).

"For the transgression of my people was he stricken" (53:8).

"For he shall bear their iniquities" (53:11).

"He bare the sin of many" (53:12).

b. Christ will be rejected:

"He hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him" (53:2).

"He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows...he was despised and we esteemed him not" (53:3).

c. Christ suffered to satisfy divine justice:

"And the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all" (53:6).

"Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him" (53:10).

"When thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin..." (53:10).

d. Christ shall attain His purpose in suffering:

"He shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high" (52:13).

"He shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in his hand" (53:10).

"He shall see the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied" (53:11).

"He shall divide the spoil with the strong" (53:12).