受苦週靈修4月6日基督受難日 以賽亞書52:13至53:12 Isaiah 52:13-53:12

5213   看哪!我的僕人必行事亨通,他必受尊崇,被高舉,成為至高。

14   許多人怎樣因你而驚奇(因為他的容貌毀損得不像人,他的形狀毀損得不像世人),

15   照樣,他也必使多國的人驚異,君王要因他閉口不言,因為從未向他們述說過的事,他們必看見;他們從未聽過的,他們要明白。

531   誰會相信我們所傳的?耶和華的膀臂向誰顯露呢?

2   他在耶和華面前如嫩芽生長起來,像根出於乾旱之地;他沒有佳形,也沒有威儀,好叫我們仰慕他;他也沒有美貌,使我們被他吸引。

3   他被藐視,被人拒絕,是個多受痛苦,熟悉病患的人。他像個被人掩面不看的人一樣;他被藐視,我們也不重視他。

4   原來他擔當了我們的病患,背負了我們的痛苦;我們卻以為他受責打,被 神擊打和苦待了。

5   然而他是為了我們的過犯被刺透,為了我們的罪孽被壓傷;使我們得平安的懲罰加在他身上,因他受了鞭傷,我們才得醫治。

6   我們眾人都如羊走迷了路,各人偏行己路;耶和華卻把我們眾人的罪孽,都歸在他身上。

7   他被虐待,受痛苦的時候,他並不開口;他像羊羔被牽去屠宰,又像羊在剪羊毛的人面前寂然無聲,他也是這樣不開口。

8   他受拘禁和審判以後被帶走;至於他那個世代的人中,有誰想到從活人之地被剪除,被擊打,是因我子民的過犯呢?

9   雖然他從來沒有行過強暴,他的口裡也沒有詭詐,人還是使他與惡人同埋,但死的時候與財主同葬。

10   耶和華卻喜悅把他壓傷,使他受痛苦;耶和華若以他的性命作贖罪祭,他必看見後裔,並且得享長壽;耶和華所喜悅的,必在他手中亨通。

11   他受了生命之苦以後,必看見光明,並且心滿意足;我的義僕必使許多人因認識他而得稱為義,他也必背負他們的罪孽。

12   所以,我要使他與偉大的人同分,他必與強盛的均分擄物,因為他把自己的性命傾倒,以致於死。他被列在罪犯之中,卻擔當了多人的罪,又為罪犯代求。











52:13 See, my servant will act wisely; he will be raised and lifted up and highly exalted.
14 Just as there were many who were appalled at him— his appearance was so disfigured beyond that of any human being and his form marred beyond human likeness— 15 so he will sprinkle many nations, and kings will shut their mouths because of him. For what they were not told, they will see, and what they have not heard, they will understand.

53:1 Who has believed our message and to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed? He grew up before him like a tender shoot, and like a root out of dry ground.  He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him. 3 He was despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain.  Like one from whom people hide their faces he was despised, and we held him in low esteem.

4 Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. 5 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. 6 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.

7 He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth. 8 By oppression and judgment he was taken away. Yet who of his generation protested? For he was cut off from the land of the living; for the transgression of my people he was punished. 9 He was assigned a grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death, though he had done no violence, nor was any deceit in his mouth.

10 Yet it was the LORD’s will to crush him and cause him to suffer,  and though the LORD makes his life an offering for sin,  he will see his offspring and prolong his days, and the will of the LORD will prosper in his hand. 11 After he has suffered, he will see the light of life and be satisfied; by his knowledge my righteous servant will justify many, and he will bear their iniquities. 12 Therefore I will give him a portion among the great, and he will divide the spoils with the strong, because he poured out his life unto death, and was numbered with the transgressors. For he bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.


Read slowly and gently through the passage.  Savor each portion of the reading, listening for the “still, small voice” of a word or phrase that somehow says, “I am for you today.”

TAKE in the word or phrase that touches you. Memorize it and slowly repeat it to yourself, allowing it to interact with your inner world of concerns, memories and ideas.

SPEAK to God.  Interact with God as you would with one who loves and accepts you. And give to Him what you have discovered in reading and reflection.

REST in God. Rejoicing in the knowledge that God is with you in both words and silence, in spiritual activity and inner receptivity.

Journaling: Write down your experience, any thought, and/or prayer in the 2012 “Spiritual Journal” book.

Suggested Passion Week additional devotional reading: John Chs 18-19
Jesus’ Passion

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