Originally Posted by cjb
This verse deals with the rejection by the Jews.
The crucifixion is a result of rejection.
How did you reach this conclusion? Isaiah refers to a messiah in two passages: the quoted reference above & verse 7:14. While interpreting the meaning of a messiah is debated, it means literally "the annointed one." In the Bible itself, Cyrus the Great even receives this title for liberating the Jews, and allowing them to worship as before. Historically, it may represent the need for deliverance after a time of suffering, which leads to the idea of a "messianic age" or the Jewish people as the collective force to save themselves. This concept can be found in 19-20th century Middle Eastern & European studies, esp. after WW2.