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. 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.
Like a sheep that is silent and uncomplaining before its shearers, Jesus endured the cross. He was hurried away from prison and a fair trial. It seemed impossible that He would have any posterity since He was cut off in His prime, slain for the sins of the people.