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By His Wounds We Are Healed

Isaiah 53:5-6

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by his wounds we are healed

But he was pierced for our transgressions,
he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was on him,
and by his wounds we are healed.
We all, like sheep, have gone astray,
each of us has turned to our own way;
and the Lord has laid on him
the iniquity of us all.

Isaiah 53:5-6 NIV

We set aside Good Friday to remember the cross and the one who hung there for us. So this song of the Suffering Servant is worth reading and meditating on today. As Christians, we believe that Isaiah’s ‘suffering servant’ was Jesus, the only begotten Son of God. The one who went to the cross for us, bearing our sins and paying the penalty for them in our place.

By His Wounds

Throughout this song, we find the substitutionary nature of Jesus’ death on the cross vividly portrayed.

  • He was pierced and crushed for my sin.
  • His wounds brought healing to me.
  • God laid my iniquity upon him.

I was the sheep that had gone astray, turning to my own way and deserving death. And it was Jesus who went to the cross, paying the price to restore me to the fold.

So, take time to read this song, Isaiah 52:13-53:12, and meditate on its words. Remember the one who died in your place so that you might have life. And give thanks that God loved you so much that he gave his only Son so that you might have eternal life (John 3:16).

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Ed Jarrett

Just an old clay jar that God continues to see fit to use in his kingdom's work. I am retired, married with 2 children, and 4 grandchildren. I have followed Jesus for many years. And I love to share what He has given me from His word.

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5 thoughts on “By His Wounds We Are Healed – Isaiah 53:5-6”

  1. You express clearly,as the verse also does,it is not written in parables,but meant to be understood,he died for our sins,no more no less,the innocent for the guilty,he was and is the church,the church was torn down and rebuild in 3 days, good Friday has nothing to do with rabbitts,but the day he took his last breath,the curtains were torn,we now had direct access to the lord,in prayer takeing to him any petition,for he had walked amongst us,and knew the temptations we would face human flesh and by the devil himself,on the 3rd day he was resurrected,the church was rebuild,even those in hell who died when the Lord flooded the world .

    • There is much I do not know about what happened at the cross. But I am so thankful that I have been healed by his wounds. That he gave his life on the cross so that I might have life with him.


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