You just can’t bury the good news! Can you find the hints of Easter in these verses?

Scripture: Isaiah 53:10-12

ESV Text: Isaiah 53:10-12

Isaiah 53:10-12 (Listen)

10 Yet it was the will of the Lord to crush him;
he has put him to grief;
when his soul makes an offering for guilt,
he shall see his offspring; he shall prolong his days;
the will of the Lord shall prosper in his hand.
11 Out of the anguish of his soul he shall see and be satisfied;
by his knowledge shall the righteous one, my servant,
make many to be accounted righteous,
and he shall bear their iniquities.
12 Therefore I will divide him a portion with the many,
and he shall divide the spoil with the strong,
because he poured out his soul to death
and was numbered with the transgressors;
yet he bore the sin of many,
and makes intercession for the transgressors. (ESV)


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 53

     10 Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand. 11 He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities. 12 Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 142, st. 5-6:
A Lamb Goes Uncomplaining Forth

Hymnary.org — Organ Audio

5. Of death I am no more afraid, 
New life from Thee is flowing; 
Thy cross affords me cooling shade 
When noonday’s sun is glowing. 
When by my grief I am opprest, 
On Thee my weary soul shall rest 
Serenely as on pillows. 
Thou art my Anchor when by woe 
My bark is driven to and fro 
On trouble’s surging billows. 

6. And when Thy glory I shall see 
And taste Thy kingdom’s pleasure, 
Thy blood my royal robe shall be, 
My joy beyond all measure. 
When I appear before Thy throne, 
Thy righteousness shall be my crown,- 
With these I need not hide me. 
And there, in garments richly wrought 
As Thine own bride, I shall be brought 
To stand in joy beside Thee.