I need an analysis of the the Suffering Servant in Isaiah and the New Testament please.
In Isaiah 53, there are numerous prophecies to the Messiah who is yet to come. First, the words lay out the plan for Christ's eventual crucifixion:
But he was pierced for our transgressions,
he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was on him,
and by his wounds we are healed. (Isaiah 53:5)
In this verse, echoes of later New Testament references to what Roman soldiers did to Christ's body before they removed him from the cross can be heard:
One of the soldiers pierced Jesus' side with a spear, bringing a sudden flow of blood and water. (John 19:34)
Christ's punishment—being beaten prior to the crucifixion—is also evident in this text found in Isaiah. His suffering and "wounds" provide for the "healed" souls of sinners found later in the New Testament.
Isaiah 53:8 is a prophecy of the conviction of Christ in front of Pilate:
By oppression and judgment he was taken away.
Yet who of his generation protested?
In Luke 23, Christ appears for judgement before Pilate,...
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