Isaiah 53:4

Hebrew Bible

2 He sprouted up like a twig before God, like a root out of parched soil; he had no stately form or majesty that might catch our attention, no special appearance that we should want to follow him. 3 He was despised and rejected by people, one who experienced pain and was acquainted with illness; people hid their faces from him; he was despised, and we considered him insignificant. 4 But he lifted up our illnesses, he carried our pain; even though we thought he was being punished, attacked by God, and afflicted for something he had done. 5 He was wounded because of our rebellious deeds, crushed because of our sins; he endured punishment that made us well; because of his wounds we have been healed. 6 All of us had wandered off like sheep; each of us had strayed off on his own path, but the Lord caused the sin of all of us to attack him.

1 Peter 2:24

New Testament

22 He committed no sin nor was deceit found in his mouth. 23 When he was maligned, he did not answer back; when he suffered, he threatened no retaliation, but committed himself to God who judges justly. 24 He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we may cease from sinning and live for righteousness. By his wounds you were healed. 25 For you were going astray like sheep but now you have turned back to the shepherd and guardian of your souls.

 Notes and References

"... The blood of the lamb had apotropaic rather than redemptive value. Since the New Testament references to Christ as paschal lamb leave no doubt about that context (1 Corinthians 5:7; John 19:36), and since the phrase does not occur in the description of the original Passover lamb, it seems likely that the primary reference here is not to Passover. Our author's citation of phrases from Isaiah 53 in 2:22-25 has called attention to Isaiah 53:7 as a possible source of this language, but the absence of any common vocabulary other than the word for lamb renders such an origin questionable ..."

Achtemeier, Paul J. 1 Peter: A Commentary on First Peter (pp. 128-129) Fortress Press, 1996

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