Cindi L – I don’t understand the verse in Isaiah 53:5 that says, “the chastisement of our peace was upon Him.”

Dave – Other translations say, “upon Him was the chastisement that made us whole.” Another, “He was chastised that we might have peace.”

Cindi L – Chastise means to punish , usually by beating; to criticize severely…I guess it makes more sense the way you have put it.

I was still trying to see why peace would have chastisement (or punishment) attached to it , but to say to make us whole…kind of the “cost” that had to be paid in order that we may experience peace was hard to wrap my mind around…but Him taking on beatings or punishment for us to be made whole makes a little more sense to me. “The punishment of our peace” just didn’t make sense – like why would peace have a

Isaiah 53 says four separate things. He was:

  • WOUNDED for our Transgressions (sins)
  • CHASTISED for our peace
  • Had STRIPES for our healing.

So many times we say it so quickly but I’m sure there is even layers of truth to keep discovering of each. Thanks for submitting it; I will look forward to others commenting.

Mark D – From my favorite commentary:

Wounded–a bodily wound; not mere mental sorrow; literally, “pierced”; minutely appropriate to Messiah,
whose hands, feet, and side were pierced (Ps. 22:16). The Margin, wrongly, from a Hebrew root, translates, “tormented.”

for… for–(Rom. 4:25, 2 Cor. 5:21, Heb. 9:28, 1 Pet. 2:24, 3:18)–the cause for which He suffered not His own, but our sins.

bruised–crushing inward and outward suffering

chastisement–literally, the correction inflicted by a parent on children for their good (Heb. 12:5-8, 12:10-11). Not punishment strictly; for this can have place only where there is guilt, which He had not; but He took on Himself the chastisement whereby the peace (reconciliation with our Father; Rom. 5:1, Eph. 2:14,15,17) of the children of God was to be effected (Hebrews 2:14).

upon him–as a burden; parallel to “hath borne” and “carried.”

stripes–minutely prophetical of His being scourged (Mt. 27:26 , 1 Peter 2:24 ).

healed–spiritually (Ps. 41:4, Jer. 8:22 ).