The Prophecy of the Suffering Servant


Written circa 700 BC by the Hebrew Prophet Isaiah

This amazing passage from the Hebrew Prophets was written over 700 years before the birth of Jesus. It is found in Jewish Bibles today, though it is left out of the weekly synagogue readings, as are many other texts of the Bible. When people read Isaiah 53 without knowing which part of the Bible it comes from, they often wrongly assume is from the New Testament. Did Isaiah foresee the sufferings of Jesus to pay for our sins?  The passage actually begins with the end of Isaiah chapter 52. Read it for yourself.

Resources for Further Study of Isaiah 53