I will read for you verses four to eight in the 45th chapter of Genesis: â€œI am your brother Joseph, whom you sold into Egypt. And now do not be grieved, and let no anger be in your eyes because you sold me here, for God sent me before you to save life. For the famine has been in the midst of the land for two years. And there are still five years in which no plowing and harvest will be. And God sent me before you to put a remnant in the land for you, and to keep alive for you a great deliverance. And now you did not send me here, but God.â€
And they made his grave with the wicked and with a rich man in his death, although he had done no violence, and there was no deceit in his mouth. (53:9; ESV)
The thrust of this prophecy is that he would be buried among the wicked rich, not with those who were innocent like him. Notice “the wicked” and “a rich man” are parallels just as “his grave” parallels “his death.” So the original intent of the prophecy is that he was innocent, but he would be buried among the wicked and the outcasts. His end was an undeserved end. There would not be an honorable burial for the innocent. The interesting thing is that the prophecy would also be fulfilled in another fashion. Jesus would be buried in the tomb of a rich man, the tomb of Joseph of Arimathea.