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That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses. (mat 8:16-17) (40:9) see

Commentary (40:10)

Although it remained hidden until after the coming of Christ, Isaiah here foretells both the suffering of Christ and His healing ministry - both recognized now as signs of His glory (40:11)

Speaking in the past tense, once again, it offered no help in predicting how the Christ would come. It could not have been recognized as a prophecy pointing to the Messiah, nor could it have led one to recognize Him (40:12)

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