has believed our report? And to whom has the arm of the
Lord been revealed?
He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant, and as a root out of dry
He has no form or
comeliness; and when we see Him,
no beauty that we should desire Him.
The Bible doesn't
tell us much about Him during the years between his visit to the Temple and
the beginning of his three - year ministry. But God gave the prophet
Isaiah insights into the coming Savior that is mentioned no where else.
is despised and rejected by men,
A Man of sorrows and
acquainted with grief....
He was despised, and we did
not esteem Him.
He has borne our griefs
And carried our sorrows;
Yet we esteemed Him
Smitten by God, and
wounded for our transgressions,
bruised for our iniquities;
The chastisement for
our peace was
And by His stripes we are
we like sheep have gone astray;
We have turned, every one,
to his own way;
Lord has laid on Him the
iniquity of us all.
was oppressed and He was afflicted,
Yet He opened not His
He was led as a lamb to the
And as a sheep before its
shearers is silent,
So He opened not His mouth.
shall see the labor of His soul, and
By His knowledge My
righteous Servant shall justify many,
For He shall bear their
12 Because He poured out His
soul unto death,
And He was numbered with
And He bore the sin of
And made intercession for
"When you pass through the
waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not
sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the
flames will not set you ablaze." Isaiah 43:2 (NIV)