Isaiah 53 speaks of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. In the literal translation, it says that Jesus was acquainted with sickness and that he bore our sicknesses. In Hebrew the word is choliy which means sickness although it is translated as griefs in the King James Version or NIV.
Isaiah 53:4-5 He is despised, and left of men, A man of pains, and acquainted with sickness, And as one hiding the face from us, He is despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely our sicknesses he hath borne, And our pains — he hath carried them, And we — we have esteemed him plagued, Smitten of God, and afflicted.
To confirm that Jesus did in fact bear our sicknesses we can look at Matthew 8:17 which quotes Isaiah 53:4. It says that He bore our diseases! Furthermore the quote was made with reference to the healing of Peter’s mother-in-law by Jesus. If Jesus carried our sicknesses on the cross then surely we do not need to carry them any longer.
Matthew 8:14-17 When Jesus came into Peter’s house, he saw Peter’s mother-in-law lying in bed with a fever. He touched her hand and the fever left her, and she got up and began to wait on him. When evening came, many who were demon-possessed were brought to him, and he drove out the spirits with a word and healed all the sick. This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah:
“He took up our infirmities
and bore our diseases.”
Guy is a homeschool father to five and has been married for over two decades to the same woman, He has a deep passion for the WORD and can be seen studying and emailing encouragement to others using the WORD deep into the night. He works in international real estate investments and enjoys the work and people he meets globally.
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