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David was Prophesied as the 'My Servant' of Isaiah 52-53


Due to a typo people have misunderstood what was prophesied, and argued about something self explanatory.
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Some people perceive that the 'My Servant' in Isaiah 52:13 is ambiguous; yet if we look at the language used in the paragraph, it is specifically paraphrasing Psalms 89:19-21 - where it is referring to David.

Part of the problem with identifying this, is that there is an additional yod on the word 'marred' in the Dead Sea Scrolls (1QIsaa) - where it then makes it 'I anointed'.

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This explains why it was understood that Isaiah 53 is Messianic.

We can see that there are 4 keywords used the same in the verses, and if we start in Isaiah 52:10, it then makes it 5 with the word 'Arm'.

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Psalms 89:19-21 Then you spoke in vision to your saints, and said, “I have given strength to the warrior. I have 'exalted' a young man from the people. (20) I have found David, 'my servant'. 'I have anointed' him with my holy oil, (21) with whom my hand shall be 'established.' 'My arm' will also 'strengthen' him.

Isaiah 52:13-14 Behold, 'my servant' will deal wisely. He will be 'exalted' and lifted up, and will be very high. Just as many were astonished by him, for 'I anointed' him more than others appearance, and his form more than a son of man.

This is our translation of Isaiah 52:13-14 where when including the additional yod it changes the whole contexts; that instead of the Messiah being more marred than any other, he is anointed to be more.

When understood that David was prophesied to be the Suffering Servant, who would act as High Priest to our people, fulfilling the requirements of the Law, it is then easier to understand how in all these verses David is appointed as the Messiah in the Messianic Age:

Ezekiel 34:23-24, Ezekiel 37:24-25, Jeremiah 23:5, Jeremiah 30:8-9, Jeremiah 33:15, Hosea 3:5, Isaiah 55:3, Isaiah 22:22, Isaiah 9:6-7, Revelation 5:5, etc.

This also explains why in Zechariah 12:8-10 the people mourn for David as the one they've pierced.

When Yeshua was baptised by John the Baptist, God spoke from Heaven, and said "my son, the beloved" (Matthew 3:17, Mark 1:11, Luke 9:35); where the word 'beloved' in Hebrew is David.

This is where in Psalms 110 the Lord is speaking to David, prophesying that he shall be made of the Order of Melchizedek - where the term 'Melchizedek' is 'Righteous King'.

The bit that is tricky to understand is Yeshua was the flesh of David, with the spirit of the Lord placed within him (Isaiah 42:1).

When we look at the concepts of the two Messianic occurrences, of Messiah son of Joseph, and Messiah son of David; the first occurrence is the humble Servant, riding in on a donkey (Zechariah 9:9) and the next is the triumphant king returning on the clouds & lightning (internet) to bring the people into the Messianic Age (Zechariah 9:14).
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