Isaiah 53:6b – Our Sins Laid On Jesus – What Does That Mean?

Last week’s Doctrine Matters quoted Isaiah 53:6:b to say “the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.” What does it mean that our sins were laid on Jesus? We really don’t have to know exactly what it means to know it is an absolute truth – our sins were laid on Jesus.

But consider the following illustration …

Sometimes a basketball team craftily tries to get a foul charged to the wrong player, to a player with less fouls or with less ability. Suppose that happened and it was correctly said – “the referee hath laid on Tom the foul of Dan.” Wouldn’t that mean Tom took the penalty for Dan’s foul?

And that’s exactly what we see in Isaiah 53. Our sins were laid on Jesus in the sense that He received the punishment for our sins

· the chastisement of our peace was upon him (verse 5)

· wounded, bruised, stripes (verse 5)

· it pleased the Lord to bruise him (verse 10)

No doubt about it – the punishment due us was inflicted upon Jesus instead. That’s why we call it Substitution.

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One Response to “Isaiah 53:6b – Our Sins Laid On Jesus – What Does That Mean?”

  1. Kent Bailey Says:

    Excellent analogy on Isaiah 53:6…

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