that You, my King, would die for me?
He 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.
Surely He hath borne our griefs,
and carried our sorrows:
Yet we did esteem Him stricken,
smitten of God, and afflicted.
But 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.
All 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.
He 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.
He 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.
And He made His grave with the wicked,
and with the rich in His death;
Because He had no violence,
neither was any deceit in His mouth.
Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise Him;
He hath put Him to grief.
but [He]made Himself of no reputation,
taking the form of a bond-servant,
and coming in the likeness of men.
And being found in appearance as a man,
He humbled Himself
and become obedient to the point of death,
even the death of the cross.
10 April 2009
How can it be~