8:32 Now the passage of scripture the man 1 was reading was this:
“He was led like a sheep to slaughter,
and like a lamb before its shearer is silent,
so he did 2 not open his mouth.
Who can describe his posterity? 5
1 tn Grk “he”; the referent (the man) has been specified in the translation for clarity.
2 tn Grk “does.” The present tense here was translated as a past tense to maintain consistency with the first line of the quotation (“he was led like a sheep to slaughter”), which has an aorist passive verb normally translated as a past tense in English.
3 tc ‡ Most later
4 tn Or “justice was denied him”; Grk “his justice was taken away.”
5 tn Or “family; or “origin.” The meaning of γενεά (genea) in the quotation is uncertain; BDAG 192 s.v. γενεά 4 suggests “family history.”
sn The rhetorical question suggests the insensitivity of this generation for its act against God’s servant, who was slain unjustly as he was silent.
6 tn Grk “is taken away.” The present tense here was translated as a past tense to maintain consistency with the rest of the quotation.