“Who has believed?” Pt 2

 

Rom 10:16 However, they did not all heed the good news; for Isaiah says, “Lord, who has believed our report?” 17 So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.

 

John 12:37 But though He had performed so many signs before them, yet they were not believing in Him. 38 This was to fulfill the word of Isaiah the prophet which he spoke: “Lord, who has believed our report? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?”

 

Isaiah 53:1 Who has believed our message (Report)? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? 

 

THE ARM OF THE LORD IS SYMBOLIC AND REPRESENTS THE MANIFEST POWER OF GOD.

 

IN Isaiah 51:9 IT IS THE STRENGHT OF GOD.

“Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the Lord;”

 

52:10 IT IS THE SALVATION OF GOD

“The Lord has bared His holy arm In the sight of all the nations,

That all the ends of the earth may see The salvation of our God.”

 

YLT 53:1Who hath given credence to that which we heard? And the arm of Jehovah, On whom hath it been revealed?

 

Isaiah 53:3 He was despised and forsaken of men, A man of sorrows (Pains) and acquainted with grief (Sickness); And like one from whom men hide their face He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.

4 Surely our griefs (Sicknesses 10) He Himself bore, And our sorrows (Pains) He carried; Yet we ourselves esteemed Him stricken, Smitten of God, and afflicted.  5 But He was pierced through for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; The chastening for our well-being fell upon Him, And by His scourging we are healed. 6 All of us like sheep have gone astray, Each of us has turned to his own way; But the Lord has caused the iniquity of us all To fall on Him 7 He was oppressed and He was afflicted, Yet He did not open His mouth; Like a lamb that is led to slaughter, And like a sheep that is silent before its shearers, So He did not open His mouth. 8 By oppression and judgment He was taken away; And as for His generation, who considered That He was cut off out of the land of the living For the transgression of my people, to whom the stroke was due? 9 His grave was assigned with wicked men, Yet He was with a rich man in His deaths (PLURAL), Because He had done no violence, Nor was there any deceit in His mouth. 10 But the Lord was pleased To crush (Bruise) Him, putting Him to grief (Sickness); If He would render Himself as a guilt offering, He will see His offspring, He will prolong His days, And the good pleasure of the Lord will prosper in His hand. 11 As a result of the anguish of His soul, He will see it and be satisfied; By His knowledge the Righteous One, My Servant, will justify the many, As He will bear their iniquities. 12 Therefore, I will allot Him a portion with the great, And He will divide the booty with the strong; Because He poured out Himself to death, And was numbered with the transgressors; Yet He Himself bore the sin of many, And interceded for the transgressors.

 

Isaiah 52:14 Just as many were astonished at you, My people, So His appearance was marred more than any man And His form more than the sons of men.

 

YLT 3 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. 4 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. 5 And he is pierced for our transgressions, Bruised for our iniquities, The chastisement of our peace [is] on him, And by his bruise there is healing to us.