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



Picture description:
Jesus was like a lamb to the slaughter
Picture copyright:V. Gilbert and Arlisle F. Beers
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.
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Keywords :
lamb   slaughter    doom   diastrous  


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