The Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.

Scripture: Isaiah 53:6-9

ESV Text: Isaiah 53:6-9

Isaiah 53:6-9 (Listen)

All we like sheep have gone astray;
we have turned—every one—to his own way;
and the Lord has laid on him
the iniquity of us all.

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.
By oppression and judgment he was taken away;
and as for his generation, who considered
that he was cut off out of the land of the living,
stricken for the transgression of my people?
And they made his grave with the wicked
and with a rich man in his death,
although he had done no violence,
and there was no deceit in his mouth. (ESV)


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 53
6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. 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. 8 He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken. 9 And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 142, st. 3-4:
A Lamb Goes Uncomplaining Forth

Hymnary.org — Organ Audio

3. “Yea, Father, yea, most willingly 
I’ll bear what Thou commandest; 
My will conforms to Thy decree, 
I do what Thou demandest.” 
O wondrous Love, what hast Thou done! 
The Father offers up His Son! 
The Son, content, descendeth! 
O Love, how strong Thou art to save! 
Thou beddest Him within the grave 
Whose word the mountains rendeth. 

4. From morn till eve my theme shall be 
Thy mercy’s wondrous measure; 
To sacrifice myself for Thee 
Shall be my aim and pleasure. 
My stream of life shall ever be 
A current flowing ceaselessly, 
Thy constant praise outpouring. 
I’ll treasure in my memory, 
O Lord, all Thou hast done for me, 
Thy gracious love adoring.