Isaiah 53: The Suffering Servant

“But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities;
upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed.” (Isaiah 53:5 ESV)

It’s been called the “Fifth Gospel” since the early days of the church, and no wonder—few Bible passages give us a more vivid picture of Christ’s suffering, death, and exaltation than Isaiah 53.

Take a few days to study this song of the Suffering Servant with me. When we’re done, we’ll have a deeper understanding of God’s great love for us. With the Holy Spirit’s help, Isaiah 53 can make us more humble, more grateful, more in love with our God and His Son who suffered and died for us.

Course Information

Estimated Time: 34 days

Difficulty: Level 4


Course Instructor

Pam Forster Pam Forster Author

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10 thoughts on “Isaiah 53: The Suffering Servant”

  1. Kim Pressnell says:

    Can’t wait to start this one, I love Isa 53.

    1. Pam Forster says:

      I do, too, and I love it even more after spending so much time immersed in the chapter!

  2. Tammie Howell says:

    I’ve gone through this one before, and remember it as being one of my favorites. I think I say that about each one! My previous journal has grown legs and left my shelf though, so I’ll be starting from scratch. 🙁 Thank you for helping us get our hearts right to celebrate Easter!

    Question: Are you making many changes on the new format from the original posted studies or the books?

    1. Pam Forster says:

      There are a few small changes. I’ve also added a number of bonus resources for those who want to read more about particular verses and topics.

  3. Angie Reliford says:

    I’m so excited and SO need this! Looking forward to learning to love my Saviour more!!

  4. LeAnne Harding says:

    This song has been a favorite of mine since I was a teenager. It is a different Behold the Man than the others. Very worshipful!

  5. Linda COOPER says:

    The Arm of the Lord is God’s power to do many thing for the Jewish people in the old testament. One way that God used the Arm of the Lord was to bring the Jewish people out of Egypt. He brought several plagues to make Egypt know what a great God he is also to show his love for the Jewish people. Through all the plagues God brought to hurt and kill the Egyptians people the Jews were not touched. The Jewish people should have a great faith in God because of the Arm of the Lord. He guided them with a cloud in the day and a lit cloud at night. They went through dry ground on the Red Sea while the Egyptian drowned. There faith should have increased seeing his great love for them but it didn’t.
    In my personal life Jesus has saved me from my sins. God has guided our lives for forty-four years. We have talked to our family member of his great love and forgiveness. There love for a wooden Christ on the cross is greater than the the Christ that loves them and will forgive them. We can only continue to tell them of his love and forgiveness and continue to pray for them.

  6. Linda COOPER says:

    As a Christian, or before I asked Jesus to come in my heart to save me. I didn’t despise God. I feel when we want to sin and we don’t want God to run our lives that when we hate God. We despise God because he is truth and we want to believe that we will go to heaven regardless of our hatred toward his righteousness, holiness and purity.

  7. Linda COOPER says:

    I have enjoyed studying Isaiah 53. It has been the hardest book I have studied but one of the best. The studying has given me an insight on why it pleased God to put Jesus Christ his son on the cross to be tormented and his death. God hates sin and Jesus Christ torture to where he was barely recognized and then nailed to the cross is a picture of hell for those who reject Christ salvation.

  8. Kalyn Gouldey says:

    Pam, I am so blessed by your studies! This one has caused me to think more about what Christ did for me willingly and how I tend to stomp all over that every time I pursue my own selfish desires. It has prompted me to be more intentional in my obedience to Him in all things, so that my life brings Him all the honor, glory, and praise He deserves!

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