Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he has put him to grief: when you shall make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed…
All the sufferings of Jesus Christ were laid on Him by the ordination and appointment of, God the Father. This appears by Scripture, which asserts —
1. The choice of Christ's person, and the designation and deputation of Him to the office of Mediator (Isaiah 42:1; John 6:27; Romans 3:25; 1 Peter 1:20).
2. The bestowing the person of Christ upon us, so that He was made ours (John 3:16).
3. The determining of all the sufferings of Christ; not a sorrow, but God had it in His thoughts before all worlds (Acts 2:23; Luke 22:22; Acts 4:27, 28).
4. There are some expressions which seem to imply as if there were more than a bare knowledge and permission in this great affair, as if there were some kind of action in Christ's sufferings. It will be worthy the inquiring, then, what acts of God, what efficiency there was from Him towards the sufferings of Christ?
(1) Thus far God concurred, by a withdrawing of His presence and the sight of His favour.
(2) By sustaining the wicked instruments in their natures, beings, and actings, whilst they were drawing out their spite and violence against Christ (Acts 17:28; John 19:11).
(3) By serving His love and glory by their wickedness, that bruised and afflicted Christ.The reasons of this point are —
1. Because all things fall under His decrees and the care of His providence, and therefore certainly this matter of Christ does.
2. Because this was the special design and contrivance of Heaven to bring forth Christ into the world; all other dispensations looked this way.
( T. Manton, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand.
WEB: Yet it pleased Yahweh to bruise him. He has caused him to suffer. When you 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.