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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.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

53:7 was afflicted. “Afflicted” means “bowed Himself”—that is, willingly submitted to all the humiliation and suffering—for us!

53:7 as a lamb. Here lies the basis for the many New Testament references to Christ as the Lamb.

53:7 dumb. Note the fulfillment (Luke 23:9, etc.) and the applications (Acts 8:32,35; I Peter 2:23).

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