It needs but slight provocation to make the wolf devour the lamb.
But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. All we likesheep havegoneastray; wehaveturned everyoneto his own way; and the L hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. 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.Bible (Old Testament)
A sculptor is supposed to be a dull dog anyway, so why should he not break out in colour sometimes, and in my case I'd as soon be hanged for a sheep as a lamb.jacob epstein
Of all trees, I observe God hath chosen the vine, a low plant that creeps upon the helpful wall; of all beasts, the soft and patient lamb; of all fowls, the mild and guileless dove. Christ is the rose of the field, and the lily of the valley. When God appeared to Moses, it was not in the lofty cedar nor the sturdy oak nor the spreading palm; but in a bush, a humble, slender, abject shrub; as if He would, by these elections, check the conceited arrogance of man.owen feltham
God tempers the wind, said Maria, to the shorn lamb.Laurence Sterne
To rise with the lark, and go to bed with the lamb.
The only gift is a portion of thyself. ... Therefore the poet brings his poem; the shepherd, his lamb; the farmer, corn; the miner, a gem; the sailor, coral and shells; the painter, his picture; the girl, a handkerchief of her own sewing."ralph waldo emerson
Is not this a lamentable thing, that of the skin of an innocent lamb should be made parchment? that parchment, being scribbled o'er, should undo a man?william shakespeare
A male match maker plays with a female match maker, and a wolf plays with a lamb.
From the entire flock, the wolf selects the poor man's only lamb.
Although a kind lamb, it howls like a wolf.
The wolf felt pity for the lamb, and so he left the skin and bones.
He is brought as a lamb to the slaughter.
Of all trees , I observe God hath chosen the vine, a low plant that creeps upon the helpful wall; of all beasts, the soft and patient lamb; of all fowls, the mild and guileless dove . Christ is the rose of the field, and the lily of the valley. When God appeared to Moses , it was not in the lofty cedar nor the sturdy oak nor the spreading palm; but in a bush, a humble, slender, abject shrub; as if He would, by these elections, check the conceited arrogance of man.
When the stars threw down their spears, And watered heaven with their tears, Did he smile his work to see? Did he who made the lamb make thee?william blake
O Thou lamb of God that taketh away the sin of the world, what Thou bearest in Thy blessed hands and feet I cannot bear; take it all away. Hide me in the depths of Thy suffering love, mold me to the image of Thy divine passion.horace bushnell
Just as I am — Thou wilt receive, Wilt welcome, pardon, cleanse, relieve; Because Thy promise I believe, O lamb of God, I come! I come!Charlotte Elliott
The Lord's Supper! the marriage supper of the lamb! There are vacant seats around the table here. Will there be dear ones missed at the table there?abbott eliot kittredge
Christ is the great Burden bearer the lamb of God who beareth the sin of the world; but in order to enjoy the benefit of His interposition, I must distinctly and for myself take advantage of it. Conscious of my lost estate, I must seek a personal share in the common salvation.
There under the cross is the sinner's sanctuary there, my friend, is the place for you and me. The first smiling look we shall get from God will be when looking unto Jesus; and the first time that we shall experience the alacrity of a lightened conscience, the relief and elasticity of the great life-burden lifted off, will be when we have laid our sins on the lamb of God.
Good Friday is the birth of the Church from the pierced side of Jesus.... On the altar of the Cross, the sharing of the broken bread and the common cup at the table of the Last Supper received its full meaning as Supper of the lamb slain for our redemption . The cross that marks the place of the Eucharist will always call attention to the awesome mystery of Calvary .