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Matthew Henry

Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary - Isaiah 53:4-9

In these verses we have, I. A further account of the sufferings of Christ. Much was said before, but more is said here, of the very low condition to which he abased and humbled himself, to which he became obedient even to the death of the cross. 1. He had griefs and sorrows; being acquainted with them, he kept up the acquaintance, and did not grow shy, no, not of such melancholy acquaintance. Were griefs and sorrows allotted him? He bore them, and blamed not his lot; he carried them, and did... read more

John Gill

John Gills Exposition of the Bible Commentary - Isaiah 53:9

And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death ,.... These words are generally supposed to refer to a fact that was afterwards done; that Christ, who died with wicked men, as if he himself had been one, was buried in a rich man's grave. Could the words admit of the following transposition, they would exactly agree with it, "and he made his grave with the rich; and with the wicked in his death"; for he died between two thieves, and was buried in the sepulchre of Joseph... read more

Adam Clarke

Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible - Isaiah 53:9

With the rich in his death "With the rich man was his tomb" - It may be necessary to introduce Bishop Lowth's translation of this verse before we come to his very satisfactory criticisms: - And his grave was appointed with the wicked; But with the rich man was his tomb: Although he had done no wrong, Neither was there any guile in his mouth. Among the various opinions which have been given on this passage, I have no doubt in giving my assent to that which makes the ב beth in ... 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 53:2-11

The sufferings of Jesus. It is the great object of Isaiah, in this chapter, to declare to his countrymen I. THE MESSIAH A SUFFERING MESSIAH . Hitherto Isaiah had looked upon the promised Redeemer on the side of his glories and his triumphs. His names were to be "Immanuel," or "God with us" ( Isaiah 7:14 ), "Wonderful," "Counsellor," "The Mighty God," "The Everlasting Father," "The Prince of Peace" ( Isaiah 9:6 ). "Of the increase of his government and peace there was to be no... 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 53:8-10

The shortness but sufficiency of human life. "Who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living." "He shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days." Here is a paradox in connection with our Master which finds a close correspondence in another connected with ourselves. I. THE BREVITY AND PERPETUITY OF OUR LORD 'S CAREER . It was indeed true, as the prophet foresaw, that "he was cut off," etc.; his days were few; his ministry was... read more

Spence, H. D. M., etc.

The Pulpit Commentary - Isaiah 53:9

And he made his grave with the wicked ; rather, they assigned him his grave with the wicked. The verb is used impersonally. Those who condemned Christ to be crucified with two malefactors on the common execution-ground—"the place of a skull"—meant his grave to be "with the wicked," with whom it would naturally have been but for the interference of Joseph of Arimathaea. Crucified persons were buried with their crosses near the scene of their crucifixion by the Romans . And with the rich in... read more

Albert Barnes

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible - Isaiah 53:9

And he made his grave with the wicked - Jerome renders this, Et dabit impios pro sepultura et divitem pro morte sua. The Septuagint renders it, ‘I will give the wicked instead of his burial (ἀντὶ τῆς ταφῆς anti tēs taphēs), and the rich in the place, or instead of his death’ (ἀντὶ τοῦ θανάτου anti tou thanatou). The Chaldee renders it, ‘He will deliver the wicked into Gehenna, and the rich in substance who oppress, by a death that is destructive, that the workers of iniquity may no... read more

Joseph Benson

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments - Isaiah 53:9

Isaiah 53:9. And he made his grave with the wicked And although he did not die for his own sins, but only for those of mankind, yet he was willing to die like a malefactor, or like a sinner, as all other men are, and to be put into a grave as they use to be; which was a further degree of his humiliation. He saith, he made his grave, because this was Christ’s own act, and he willingly yielded up himself to death and burial. And that which follows, with the wicked, does not denote the... read more

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