Feb 10th, 2018
Isaiah 53 is recognized as the great redemption chapter in the Hebrew Scripture that portrayed the sacrifice of Jesus. Please read it carefully. It reveals what Jesus did for us when He died and rose again from among the dead.
Interestingly, scholars proclaim often that Isaiah makes mention of healing, but that it refers to healing from sin and transgression, or what we would call, spiritual healing. They make a verse like Isaiah 53:4 refer to spiritual healing and not the physical healing it actually refers to.
Surely he hath borne our griefs (Hebrew: choli), and carried our sorrows (Hebrew: makob): yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted (Isaiah 53:4 King James Version).
Here is a much better translation:
Yet he himself bore our sicknesses (choli), and he carried our pains (makob); but we in turn regarded him stricken, struck down by God, and afflicted (Isaiah 53:4 Christian Standard Bible- CSB).
The King James Version is actually misleading. The Hebrew words for griefs and sorrows should be translated respectively as diseases and pains, or as above, sicknesses and pains. In fact, these words are often used in the sense of physical sickness and pain in the Hebrew Bible.
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