Fulfillment in Yeshua

The fulfillment of Isaiah 53 is evident in the New Testament writings. In addition to the quotations contained within our study of Isaiah 53, we can add:

  • John 12:37-38 (on Isa. 53:1)
  • But thought He had performed so many signs before them, yet they were not believing in Him; that the word of Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spoke, “LORD, WHO HAS BELIEVED OUR REPORT? AND TO WHOM HAS THE ARM OF THE LORD BEEN REVEALED?”[1]

  • Romans 10:16 (on Isaiah 53:1)
  • However, they did not all heed the glad tidings; for Isaiah says, “LORD, WHO HAS BELIEVED OUR REPORT?”[2]

  • Matthew 8:16-17 (on Isaiah 53:4)
  • And when evening had come, they brought to Him many who were demon-possessed; and He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were ill in order that what was spoken through Isaiah the prophet might be fulfilled, saying, “HE HIMSELF TOOK OUR INFIRMITIES, AND CARRIED AWAY OUR DISEASES.”[3]

  • John 19:6-12 (on Isaiah 53:7)
  • When therefore the chief priests and the officers saw Him, they cried out, saying, “Crucify, crucify!” Pilate said to them, “Take Him yourselves, and crucify Him, for I find no guilt in Him.” The Jews answered him, “We have a law, and by that law He ought to die because He made Himself out to be the Son of God.” When Pilate therefore heard this statement, he was the more afraid; and he entered into the Praetorium again, and said to Jesus, “Where are You from?” But Jesus gave him no answer. Pilate therefore said to Him, “You do not speak to me? Do you not know that I have authority to release You, and I have authority to crucify You?” Jesus answered, “You would have no authority over Me, unless it had been given you from above; for this reason he who delivered Me up to you has the greater sin.” As a result of this Pilate made efforts to release Him, but the Jews cried out, saying, “If you release this Man, you are no friend of Caesar; everyone who makes himself out to be a king opposes Caesar.”

  • John 1:29 (on Isaiah 53:7)
  • The next day he saw Jesus coming to him, and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!”

  • Philippians 2:9-11 (on Isaiah 52:15)
  • Therefore also God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus EVERY KNEE SHOULD BOW, of those who are in heaven, and on earth, and under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

  • Romans 4:25 (on Isaiah 53:5-6)
  • He who was delivered up because of our transgressions, and was raised because of our justification.

  • Revelation 5:6 (on Isaiah 53:7)
  • And I saw between the throne (with the four living creatures) and the elders a Lamb standing, as if slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God, sent out into all the earth.

  1. ^ The New American Standard Bible, (La Habra, California: The Lockman Foundation) 1977.

  2. ^ Ibid.

  3. ^ Ibid.