105AR - Isaiah 53

From "In the Midst of Thee," Volume 1 - at www.historyofthesaints.org and at participating bookstores.

You know, there are certain chapters in the scriptures that are so powerful as they stand, that to add any commentary seems only to detract from the power and the sweetness of their message. To me, Isaiah 53 about the life and the atonement of Jesus Christ is one of these kinds of chapters. If you wouldn’t mind, may I share it with you?

“[1] Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed?

“[2] For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see Him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.

“[3] He is despised and rejected of men; a man or sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

“[4] Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.

“[5] But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

The full text of this story is contained in “In the Midst of Thee,” – volume 1” available from Harmony River.com and participating bookstores

Glenn Rawson – April 2000
Music: Isaiah 53 – Michael Leavitt
Song: How Great Thou Art – Mormon Tabernacle Choir