A Lamb Led to Slaughter

Isaiah 53:7 & Jeremiah 11:19  

But I was like a gentle lamb led to the slaughter. And I did not know it was against me that they devised schemes, saying, "Let us destroy the tree with its fruit, let us cut him off from the land of the living, so that his name will no longer be remembered!"


He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth.

Isaiah and Jeremiah describe the suffering servant “like a lamb led to slaughter.” This image was often used by the Fathers of the Church to describe what Jesus did for us during his passion and death upon the cross.

Like a lamb led to slaughter, he did not complain or resist what was about to happen. Unlike a lamb led to slaughter, he was fully aware of what was about to happen, but accepted his fate for the sake of us all.