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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What Others Have Said

Jesus—the Lord’s Servant!
By: Susan Menzmer

I always knew Isaiah 53 was a prophecy about our Savior, but it was only after going through this study that I learned some of the richness that is contained in this Bible chapter. Now I feel like I could study it forever and never run out of new riches being uncovered! During this study, I learned how to really LOOK at the Bible passage, to see what it is saying—and not saying. What negatives are in the passage? What are the passive verbs describing Jesus—and what are the active verbs? Who were the four kings who reigned during the time of Isaiah? Exactly what kind of a Servant was Jesus anyway? Is the arm of the Lord strong—or weak? If you are wanting to draw closer to your Creator and Savior, I strongly encourage you to spend some time getting to know your Savior and what He did for you as is recorded in Isaiah 53!

6 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!

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