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Isaiah 53:7 followed by 1 Peter 2:21b-25

To be read meditatively.

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. Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow his steps: who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judges righteously: who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes you were healed. For you were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.

Il a été maltraité et opprimé, et il n'a point ouvert la bouche, semblable à un agneau qu'on mène à la boucherie, à une brebis muette devant ceux qui la tondent ; il n'a point ouvert la bouche. Christ aussi a souffert pour vous, vous laissant un exemple, afin que vous suiviez ses traces, lui qui n'a point commis de péché, et dans la bouche duquel il ne s'est point trouvé de fraude ; lui qui, injurié, ne rendait point d'injures, maltraité, ne faisait point de menaces, mais s'en remettait à celui qui juge justement ; lui qui a porté lui-même nos péchés en son corps sur le bois, afin que morts aux péchés nous vivions pour la justice ; lui par les meurtrissures duquel vous avez été guéris. Car vous étiez comme des brebis errantes. Mais maintenant vous êtes retournés vers le pasteur et le gardien de vos âmes.

Maltratado y humillado, ni siquiera abrió su boca; como cordero, fue llevado al matadero; como oveja, enmudeció ante su trasquilador; y ni siquiera abrió su boca. Cristo sufrió por ustedes, dándoles ejemplo para que sigan sus pasos. «Él no cometió ningún pecado, ni hubo engaño en su boca.» Cuando proferían insultos contra él, no replicaba con insultos; cuando padecía, no amenazaba, sino que se entregaba a aquel que juzga con justicia. Él mismo, en su cuerpo, llevó al madero nuestros pecados, para que muramos al pecado y vivamos para la justicia. Por sus heridas ustedes han sido sanados. Antes eran ustedes como ovejas descarriadas, pero ahora han vuelto al Pastor que cuida de sus vidas.



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