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Like a lamb to the slaughter (Isaiah 53:7)

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bible verse

“He was oppressed and afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth.” (Isaiah 53:7)

meaning

When people are like lambs to the slaughter, they are doomed to go through something unpleasant without realising how disastrous it will be.

origin and application

Isaiah is a prophet in the Old Testament who foretold the coming of Jesus Christ seven hundred years before he was born. Jesus’ death is predicted in the above quotation – he was oppressed but did not open his mouth. He was like a lamb, waiting to be killed.

Keywords

diastrous    doom    lamb    slaughter   

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