Numbered with the Transgressors
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Numbered with the Transgressors

Isaiah 53:12  (ID: 2381)

What did Jesus mean when He described Himself as “numbered with the transgressors”? Jesus’ identification with sinners is strong and significant, both throughout His life and at His death. Our basic spiritual problem is alienation from God. To fix that, God had to simultaneously punish sin and display His love. How? Alistair Begg explains that by counting His Son Jesus as a transgressor and counting repentant sinners as His own children, God brought about a powerful reconciliation.


12Therefore I will divide him a portion with the many,10

and he shall divide the spoil with the strong,11

because he poured out his soul to death

and was numbered with the transgressors;

yet he bore the sin of many,

and makes intercession for the transgressors.

Copyright © 2019, Alistair Begg. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.

Alistair Begg
Alistair Begg is Senior Pastor at Parkside Church in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Bible teacher on Truth For Life, which is heard on the radio and online around the world.