The Righteous Servant

Isaiah 53

Who has believed our message?
    To whom has the arm of Yahweh been revealed?
For he grew up before him as a tender plant,
    and as a root out of dry ground.
He has no good looks or majesty.
    When we see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.
He was despised,
    and rejected by men;
a man of suffering,
    and acquainted with disease.
He was despised as one from whom men hide their face;
    and we didn’t respect him.

Surely he has borne our sickness,
    and carried our suffering;
yet we considered him plagued,
    struck by God, and afflicted.
But he was pierced for our transgressions.
    He was crushed for our iniquities.
The punishment that brought our peace was on him;
    and by his wounds we are healed.
All we like sheep have gone astray.
    Everyone has turned to his own way;
    and Yahweh has laid on him the iniquity of us all.
He was oppressed,
    yet when he was afflicted he didn’t open his mouth.
As a lamb that is led to the slaughter,
    and as a sheep that before its shearers is silent,
    so he didn’t open his mouth.
He was taken away by oppression and judgment;
    and as for his generation,
    who considered that he was cut off out of the land of the living
    and stricken for the disobedience of my people?
They made his grave with the wicked,
    and with a rich man in his death;
although he had done no violence,
    nor was any deceit in his mouth.

10 Yet it pleased Yahweh to bruise him.
    He has caused him to suffer.
When you make his soul an offering for sin,
    he will see his offspring.
He will prolong his days,
    and Yahweh’s pleasure will prosper in his hand.
11 After the suffering of his soul,
    he will see the light and be satisfied.
My righteous servant will justify many by the knowledge of himself;
    and he will bear their iniquities.
12 Therefore will I give him a portion with the great,
    and he will divide the plunder 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 made intercession for the transgressors.


Narrated by Cassandra. WEB: World English Bible, Public Domain.  Composer: “Sky of Our Ancestors ”  Kevin MacLeod ( Changes made.  Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License Spiritfulness: The Practice of Biblical Meditation. Copyright © 2016-2018 by Cassandra L. Wood. Date: March 2018. All rights reserved worldwide.

Psalms of the Christ (the Messiah)

For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by David. A song.
Let God arise!
Let his enemies be scattered!
Let them who hate him also flee before him.Psalm 68
As smoke is driven away,
so drive them away.
As wax melts before the fire,
so let the wicked perish at the presence of God.
But let the righteous be glad.
Let them rejoice before God.
Yes, let them rejoice with gladness.
Sing to God! Sing praises to his name!
Extol him who rides on the clouds:
to the LORD, his name!
Rejoice before him!
A father of the fatherless, and a defender of the widows,
is God in his holy habitation.
God sets the lonely in families.
He brings out the prisoners with singing,
but the rebellious dwell in a sun-scorched land.
God, when you went out before your people,
when you marched through the wilderness… Selah.
The earth trembled.
The sky also poured down rain at the presence of the God of Sinai—
at the presence of God, the God of Israel.
You, God, sent a plentiful rain.
You confirmed your inheritance when it was weary.
10 Your congregation lived therein.
You, God, prepared your goodness for the poor.
11 The Lord announced the word.
The ones who proclaim it are a great company.
12 “Kings of armies flee! They flee!”
She who waits at home divides the plunder,
13 while you sleep among the camp fires,
the wings of a dove sheathed with silver,
her feathers with shining gold.
14 When the Almighty scattered kings in her,
it snowed on Zalmon.
15 The mountains of Bashan are majestic mountains.
The mountains of Bashan are rugged.
16 Why do you look in envy, you rugged mountains,
at the mountain where God chooses to reign?
Yes, the LORD will dwell there forever.
17 The chariots of God are tens of thousands and thousands of thousands.
The Lord is among them, from Sinai, into the sanctuary.
18 You have ascended on high.
You have led away captives.
You have received gifts among people,
yes, among the rebellious also, that the LORD God might dwell there.
Psalm 68:1-18

New Testament Fulfillment:

Psalm 68:18 (fulfilled in Ephesians 4:8-10)


 The Psalms of Christ verses which are fulfilled in the New Testament are italicized.




Psalms of the Christ (the Messiah)

For the Chief Musician; set to “The Doe of the Morning.” A Psalm by David.
My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
Why are you so far from helping me, and from the words of my groaning?
My God, I cry in the daytime, but you don’t answer;
in the night season and am not silent. Psalm 22
But you are holy,
you who inhabit the praises of Israel.
Our fathers trusted in you.
They trusted, and you delivered them.
They cried to you and were delivered.
They trusted in you and were not disappointed.
But I am a worm, and no man;
a reproach of men and despised by the people.
All those who see me mock me.
They insult me with their lips. They shake their heads, saying,
“He trusts in the LORD.
Let him deliver him.
Let him rescue him, since he delights in him.”
But you brought me out of the womb.
You made me trust while at my mother’s breasts.
10 I was thrown on you from my mother’s womb.
You are my God since my mother bore me.
11 Don’t be far from me, for trouble is near.
For there is no one to help.
12 Many bulls have surrounded me.
Strong bulls of Bashan have encircled me.
13 They open their mouths wide against me,
lions tearing prey and roaring.
14 I am poured out like water.
All my bones are out of joint.
My heart is like wax.
It is melted within me.
15 My strength is dried up like a potsherd.
My tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth.
You have brought me into the dust of death.
16 For dogs have surrounded me.
A company of evildoers have enclosed me.
They have pierced my hands and feet.
17 I can count all of my bones.
They look and stare at me.
18 They divide my garments among them.
They cast lots for my clothing.
 19 But don’t be far off, LORD.
You are my help. Hurry to help me!
20 Deliver my soul from the sword,
my precious life from the power of the dog.
21 Save me from the lion’s mouth!
Yes, you have rescued me from the horns of the wild oxen.
22 I will declare your name to my brothers.
Among the assembly, I will praise you.
Psalm 22:1-22


New Testament Fulfillment:

Psalm 22:1 (prophecy fulfilled in Matthew 27:46; Mark 15:34)
Psalm 22:2 (prophecy fulfilled in Matthew 26:38-39)
Psalm 22:6-8 (prophecy fulfilled in Matthew 27:39-44; Luke 23:21-23)
Psalm 22:9-10 (prophecy fulfilled in Luke 1: 30-35)
Psalm 22:11 (prophecy fulfilled in Mark 14:44-50)
Psalm 22:14 (prophecy fulfilled in John 19:34)
Psalm 22:15 (prophecy fulfilled in John 19:28)
Psalm 22:16 (prophecy fulfilled in Luke 24:39-40; John 20:24-28)
Psalms 22:17 (prophecy fulfilled in Luke 23:35)
Psalm 22:18 (prophecy fulfilled in Matthew 27:35, Mark 15:24; Luke 23:34; John 19:23-24)
Psalm 22:22 (prophecy fulfilled in Hebrews 2:10-12)



The Psalms of Christ verses which are fulfilled in the New Testament are in bold italic font.


Psalms of the Christ (the Messiah)

A Poem by David.
Preserve me, God, for I take refuge in you.
My soul, you have said to the LORD, “You are mPsalm 16y Lord.
Apart from you I have no good thing.”
As for the holy ones who are in the earth,
they are the excellent ones in whom is all my delight.
Their sorrows shall be multiplied who give gifts to another god.
Their drink offerings of blood I will not offer,
nor take their names on my lips.
The LORD assigned my portion and my cup.
You made my lot secure.
The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places.
Yes, I have a good inheritance.
I will bless the LORD, who has given me counsel.
Yes, my heart instructs me in the night seasons.
I have set the LORD always before me.
Because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
Therefore my heart is glad, and my tongue rejoices.
My body shall also dwell in safety.
10 For you will not leave my soul in Sheol,
neither will you allow your holy one to see corruption.
11 You will show me the path of life.
In your presence is fullness of joy.
In your right hand there are pleasures forever more.


New Testament Fulfillment:

Psalm 16:8-11 (fulfilled in Matthew 28:6; Acts 2:25-31, Acts 13:35-37)
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Scripture translation:  World Messianic Bible (WMB), Public Domain. The Psalms of Christ verses which are fulfilled in the New Testament are italicized.