Verse of The Day
Amplified Bible (AMP) Isaiah 53:7 – He was oppressed, [yet when] He was afflicted, He was submissive and opened not His mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so He opened not His mouth.
Common English Bible (CEB) Isaiah 53:7 – He was oppressed and tormented, but didn’t open his mouth. Like a lamb being brought to slaughter, like a ewe silent before her sharers, he didn’t open his mouth.
English Standard Version (ESV) Isaiah 53:7 – He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent, so he opened not his mouth.
Good News Translation (GNT) Isaiah 53:7 – “He was treated harshly, but endured it humbly; he never said a word. Like a lamb about to be slaughtered, like a sheep about to be sheared, he never said a word.
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King James Version (KJV) Isaiah 53:7 – He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.
The Message Bible (MSG) Isaiah 53:7 – He was beaten, he was tortured,
but he didn’t say a word.
Like a lamb taken to be slaughtered
and like a sheep being sheared,
he took it all in silence.
Justice miscarried, and he was led off—
and did anyone really know what was happening?
New International Version (NIV) Isaiah 53:7 – 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 its shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth.
New King James Version (NKJV) Isaiah 53:7 – He was oppressed and He was afflicted, Yet He opened not His mouth;
He was led as a lamb to the slaughter,
And as a sheep before its shearers is silent,
So He opened not His mouth.
New Living Translation (NLT) Isaiah 53:7 – He was oppressed and treated harshly, yet he never said a word. He was led as a lamb to the slaughter. And as a sheep is silent before the shearers, he did not open his mouth.
Revised Standard Version (RSV) Isaiah 53:7 – He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth;
like a lamb that is led to the slaughter,
and like a sheep that before its shearers is dumb, so he opened not his mouth.
You don’t talk simply because you are right or because you have the right to. Sometimes you keep silent even when you have the power to for the sake of peace.
Jesus Christ kept quiet in the midst of affliction and and oppression not because He didn’t know what to say, or because He didn’t have the power to say a word, but because His silence was an answer at that moment.
He had to keep quiet so we could speak. Even though He had the right to speak but, for our redemption he became dumb in order to deliver our redemptive rights to us.
Years ago when I was still in the university, 200 level precisely. I had this Landlord who would oppress me, maybe because of my gender, probably.
It was just my flat and his in the building, and we were both supposed to pay for light bill, there were no prepaid meters then. So each building was billed and divided amongst the rooms in the building. I would pay my share of the light bill to him, instead of adding his own part and paying for the building, he would use the money.
Whenever they came for light bills they would cut off my light because there were always unpaid bills. I kept having issues with him each time they cut my light.
Then I left the house when my rent expired, and a friend of mine took the house, and I told him about the landlord’s attitude on the light issue and other areas. He said it was fine. After a year or there about, I came to visit my friend and met the same light issue.
And they had to cut the light, I told him to go talk to the landlord about it. He said, you don’t simply talk because you’re right. It won’t affect me alone he said, he needs the light too.
Just play the fool for peace to reign. Surprisingly, after a while he apologized to my friend and the light issue stopped even though there were other issues but gradually they became best of friends. Know when to speak and when to keep silent.
Don’t just speak because you have the right to, remember even Jesus Christ had to keep silent when he had the power to speak, just so we could speak.
I receive the grace to be patient, loving, and kind.