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It Pleased God

Yet it pleased Yahweh to bruise him; he has put him to grief: when you shall make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of Yahweh shall prosper in his hand. (Isaiah 53:10)
Examining this chapter from a larger perspective is like examining a building that has been dramatically remodeled from its original design, with new walls installed, doorways blocked up and new one put in other places to change its entire function and purpose. Yet by examining carefully the nature of all the changes to discover what the original layout was intended to be, one can begin to discern what the intent of the original builder was for the purpose of the building. When the original design begins to be recognized it can be seen that a great deal of effort has been exerted to obscure the original design by all the changes and alterations done to thwart the original purpose from ever being accomplished.
This passage is often hijacked to serve the penal…