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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Isaiah 53:10-12

In the foregoing verses the prophet had testified very particularly of the sufferings of Christ, yet mixing some hints of the happy issue of them; here he again mentions his sufferings, but largely foretels the glory that should follow. We may observe, in these verses, I. The services and sufferings of Christ's state of humiliation. Come, and see how he loved us, see what he did for us. 1. He submitted to the frowns of Heaven (Isa. 53:10): Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him, to put him to... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Isaiah 53:12

Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great ,.... The great ones of the earth, the kings and princes of the earth: these are the words of God the Father, promising Christ that he shall have as great a part or portion assigned him as any of the mighty monarchs of the world, nay, one much more large and ample; that he would make him higher than the kings of the earth, and give him a name above every name in this world, or that to come; and all this in consequence of his sufferings,... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - Isaiah 53:12

He bare the sin of many - רבים rabbim , the multitudes, the many that were made sinners by the offenses of one; i.e., the whole human race; for all have sinned - all have fallen; and for all that have sinned, and for all that have fallen, Jesus Christ died. The רבים rabbim of the prophet answers to the οἱ πολλοι , of the apostle, Romans 5:15 , Romans 5:19 . As the πολλοι of the apostle means all that have sinned; so the רבים rabbim of the prophet means those for whom... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Isaiah 53:1-12

The Messianic interpretation of the chapter was universally acknowledged by the Jews until the time of Aben Ezra. It was also assumed as indisputable by the Christian Fathers. Almost all Christian expositors down to the commencement of the nineteenth century took the same view. It was only under the pressure of the Christian controversy that the later Jews abandoned the traditional interpretation, and applied the prophecy In the present century a certain number of Christian commentators... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Isaiah 53:7-12

Patience and the Divine purpose. In the picture of the Servant of Jehovah we have an exemplification of the force of quiet endurance which prevails over violence, even to victory. I. AN EXAMPLE OF SUBMISSION TO WRONG . The slave-driver ( Exodus 3:7 ; Job 3:18 ), or the exactor of a tax or a debt ( Deuteronomy 15:2 , Deuteronomy 15:3 ; 2 Kings 23:35 ), is the image of oppression in its urgency and its contumely· And the silence of the suffering One eloquently... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Isaiah 53:12

Therefore (see the comment on Isaiah 53:11 , sub init. ) . Will I divide him a portion with the great ; i.e. "I will place him among the great conquering ones of the earth"—an accommodation to human modes of thought analogous to the frequent comparison of Christ's kingdom with the kingdoms of the earth ( Daniel 2:44 ; Daniel 7:9-14 . etc.). The apostle goes deeper into the true nature of things when he says, "Therefore also hath God highly exalted him, and given him a Name... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Isaiah 53:12

The false accusation. "He was numbered with the transgressors." The fact that he who was the Author of all law and the Judge of all moral agents was himself classed with transgressors is most suggestive; it calls our attention to the truth— I. THAT A RIGHTEOUS MAN , though he is righteous , MAY BE CHARGED WITH WRONG . If Jesus Christ, the Righteous One, was accused of sin, how much more may we, who are only comparatively and imperfectly righteous, be so charged! ... read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - Isaiah 53:12

Therefore will I divide him - I will divide for him (לו lô). This verse is designed to predict the triumphs of the Messiah. It is language appropriate to him as a prince, and designed to celebrate his glorious victories on earth. The words here used are taken from the custom of distributing the spoils of victory after a battle, and the idea is, that as a conqueror takes valuable spoils, so the Messiah would go forth to the spiritual conquest of the world, and subdue it to himself. Rosenmuller... read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - Isaiah 53:12

Isaiah 53:12. Therefore will I Namely, God the Father; divide him a portion This word portion (though there is nothing for it in the Hebrew) is properly supplied out of the next clause, where a word, which answers to it, rendered the spoil, is expressed; with the great Or, among the great such as the great and mighty potentates of the world use to have after a short combat and a glorious victory. Though he be a very mean and obscure person, as to his outward condition in the... read more

Donald C. Fleming

Bridgeway Bible Commentary - Isaiah 53:1-12

The servant’s suffering and glory (52:13-53:12)Just as people were startled at the sight of the servant’s great sufferings, so will they be startled at the sight of his great glory. They will be struck dumb, as it were, as they witness a sight more glorious than they or anyone else could ever have imagined (13-15).Many people find it hard to believe that God will give his servant such power and magnificence, because when they look at the servant they see just an ordinary person of insignificant... read more

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