But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.
Isaiah 53:5 (NKJV)
Daily Reading Plan
Isaías 53:5 (MSG) — But it was our sins that did that to him, that ripped and tore and crushed him— our sins! He took the punishment, and that made us whole. Through his bruises we get healed.
Isaías 53:5 (NLT) — But he was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins. He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed.
Isaías 53:5 (AMP) — But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our guilt and iniquities; the chastisement [needful to obtain] peace and well-being for us was upon Him, and with the stripes [that wounded] Him we are healed and made whole.
When reading today’s portion of scripture, we see the great suffering that Jesus experienced on the Cross at Calvary. The prophet Isaiah describes in great detail in verse 4, “Surely He has borne our griefs And carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted.” These words express how painful the suffering that Jesus experienced was to bear our sins on the Cross. The physical agony due to the crucifixion was indescribable and intense. Nothing compares to this suffering and agony!
For a moment think, He suffered all this for our sake. With the sole purpose that we now enjoy all the benefits as a result of his death on the cross. This should fill us with immense gratitude. What a blessing to understand all the benefits we receive today by the Cross. Jesus not only offers us forgiveness of our sins on the cross, but we also have divine healing! The Gospel of Matthew reminds us of this, “to be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet , saying, Himself took our infirmities , and bare our sicknesses” (Matthew 8:17).
Jesus took all our diseases and sickness upon Him in the Cross. Today we have the promise of divine healing, that through the sacrifice he made on Calvary. We are healed by his wounds! Beyond the forgiveness we also receive healing of every disease and sickness that afflicts us. We can declare as the Psalmist today, “Who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases” (Psalm 103:3 ). On this day if we need healing for our physical body, then we just have to believe and take His promise. Believing that through the Cross we are promised complete healing!
1 Peter 2:24 (NKJV) — who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness— by whose stripes you were healed.
Isaiah 53:10 (NKJV) — Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise Him; He has put Him to grief. When You make His soul an offering for sin, He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days, And the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in His hand.
Exodus 15:26 (NKJV) — and said, “If you diligently heed the voice of the Lord your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I am the Lord who heals you.”
Psalms 103:3 (NKJV) — Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases,
Acts 10:38 (NKJV) — how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.
Matthew 8:17 (NKJV) — that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying: “He Himself took our infirmities And bore our sicknesses.”
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