The Messiah will be beaten in His face and have His beard pulled out by His revilers.
“I gave My back to those who struck Me, And My cheeks to those who plucked out the beard…” —Isaiah 50:6b
New Testament Fulfillment:
“Then they spat in His face and beat Him; and others struck Him with the palms of their hands. ” —Matthew 26:67
Although there is no specific reference in the New Testament to anyone pulling Jesus’ beard out with their hands as Isaiah described, it is for certain that this took place. In actuality, the fact that it is omitted from the New Testament is further proof that the New Testament account of Jesus and His crucifixion are not only true but also accurate.
If someone were intending to falsify the account of Jesus’ life to make it match the clear Old Testament prophecies of Isaiah 50:6, it is for certain that they would include a description of Jesus having His beard pulled out. Scholars agree that Isaiah’s description is intended for the Messiah. It would have been very easy to add a description for Jesus having His beard torn from His face, if the writers of the gospels were seeking to convince any reader that Jesus was the Messiah. By their absence of this description, it appears as if it was simply an oversight that occurred in the midst of recording the other events described in the New Testament. Such omissions of facts are often the case in actual eyewitness accounts. Continue reading “Isaiah's Description of Messiah's Suffering: Beard Ripped Out”