The Servant of the Lord

The following chart (provided on September 11, 2005 to the Spokane Bible Church congregation) shows Isaiah’s references to the servant of the Lord. He uses servant of the Lord to refer to both the nation Israel and to the Messiah Jesus.

The chart is from Dyer, C., E. Merrill, C. R. Swindoll, & R. B. Zuck. Nelson’s Old Testament Survey: Discover the Background, Theology and Meaning of Every Book in the Old Testament. Nashville: Word, 2001. Page 565. Electronic Edition.

Isaiah’s References to the
“Servant of the Lord”
Isaiah 41:8-10 Nation (“descendants of Abraham”)
Isaiah 42:1-7 Individual (“called … in righteousness”/”light for the Gentiles”)
Isaiah 42:18-22 Nation (“blind”/”deaf”)
Isaiah 43:10 Nation (“witnesses”/”so that you may know and believe me and understand”)
Isaiah 44:1-5, 21-23 Nation (“offspring”/”descendants”/”your offenses”)
Isaiah 45:4 Nation (“For the sake of Jacob my servant … I summon [Cyrus]”)
Isaiah 49:1-7 Individual (“before I was born”/”gather Israel to himself”/”light for the Gentiles”)
Isaiah 50:4-11 Individual (“I have not been rebellious”/”did not hide my face from mocking and spitting”)
Isaiah 52:13-53:12 Individual (“a man of sorrows”/”the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all”)