Pierced, crushed, chastised and wounded

He brings peace…where there is faction, disdain and misunderstanding. The main point (verse 5) of the chiastic poem in Isaiah is particularly graphic. Mankind is the audience looking on as the Son of Man is substituted for the people. Without understanding, mankind feels He deserves such cruel treatment. Upon discovering who this is and the power over the universe that He possesses, the kings stand awestruck. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son…”-Teresa

Isaiah 53:5 (ESV)

But he was pierced for our transgressions;

    he was crushed for our iniquities;

upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace,

    and with his wounds we are healed.

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