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Bible verses about: Shepherds of Israel

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  • Ezekiel 34:2-10
    'Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy and say to them, 'Thus says the Lord GOD to the shepherds: 'Woe to the shepherds of Israel who feed themselves! Should not the shepherds feed the flocks? You eat the fat and clothe yourselves with the wool; you slaughter the fatlings, but you do not feed the flock. The weak you have not strengthened, nor have you healed those who were sick, nor bound up the broken, nor brought back what was driven away, nor sought what was lost; but with force and cruelty you have ruled them. So they were scattered because there was no shepherd; and they became food for all the beasts of the field when they were scattered. My sheep wandered through all the mountains, and on every high hill; yes, My flock was scattered over the whole face of the earth, and no one was seeking or searching for them.” ‘Therefore, you shepherds, hear the word of the LORD: “As I live,” says the Lord GOD, “surely because My flock became a prey, and My flock became food for every beast of the field, because there was no shepherd, nor did My shepherds search for My flock, but the shepherds fed themselves and did not feed My flock”— therefore, O shepherds, hear the word of the LORD! Thus says the Lord GOD: “Behold, I am against the shepherds, and I will require My flock at their hand; I will cause them to cease feeding the sheep, and the shepherds shall feed themselves no more; for I will deliver My flock from their mouths, that they may no longer be food for them.”
     
  • Numbers 27:16-17
    "Let the LORD, the God of the spirits of all flesh, set a man over the congregation, who may go out before them and go in before them, who may lead them out and bring them in, that the congregation of the LORD may not be like sheep which have no shepherd."
     
  • John 10:11-13
    “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep. But a hireling, he who is not the shepherd, one who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf catches the sheep and scatters them. The hireling flees because he is a hireling and does not care about the sheep.
     
  • 2 Samuel 5:2
    Also, in time past, when Saul was king over us, you were the one who led Israel out and brought them in; and the LORD said to you, ‘You shall shepherd My people Israel, and be ruler over Israel.’”
     
  • Jeremiah 23:1-4
    “Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of My pasture!” says the LORD. Therefore thus says the LORD God of Israel against the shepherds who feed My people: “You have scattered My flock, driven them away, and not attended to them. Behold, I will attend to you for the evil of your doings,” says the LORD. “But I will gather the remnant of My flock out of all countries where I have driven them, and bring them back to their folds; and they shall be fruitful and increase. I will set up shepherds over them who will feed them; and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, nor shall they be lacking,” says the LORD.

     
  • Ezekiel 34:23
    I will establish one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them—My servant David. He shall feed them and be their shepherd.
     
  • Zechariah 10:2
    For the idols speak delusion;
    The diviners envision lies,
    And tell false dreams;
    They comfort in vain.
    Therefore the people wend their way like sheep;
    They are in trouble because there is no shepherd.

     
  • Matthew 18:12-14
    “What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them goes astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine and go to the mountains to seek the one that is straying? And if he should find it, assuredly, I say to you, he rejoices more over that sheep than over the ninety-nine that did not go astray. Even so it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish.
     
  • 1 Kings 22:17
    Then he said, “I saw all Israel scattered on the mountains, as sheep that have no shepherd. And the LORD said, ‘These have no master. Let each return to his house in peace.’”
     
  • 1 Chronicles 17:6
    Wherever I have moved about with all Israel, have I ever spoken a word to any of the judges of Israel, whom I commanded to shepherd My people, saying, ‘Why have you not built Me a house of cedar?’”’
     
  • 2 Chronicles 18:16
    Then he said, “I saw all Israel scattered on the mountains, as sheep that have no shepherd. And the LORD said, ‘These have no master. Let each return to his house in peace.’”
     
  • Psalm 23:1
    The LORD is my shepherd;
    I shall not want.

     
  • Psalm 78:70-72
    He also chose David His servant,
    And took him from the sheepfolds;
    From following the ewes that had young He brought him,
    To shepherd Jacob His people,
    And Israel His inheritance.
    So he shepherded them according to the integrity of his heart,
    And guided them by the skillfulness of his hands.
     
  • Psalm 95:7
    For He is our God,
    And we are the people of His pasture,
    And the sheep of His hand. Today, if you will hear His voice:

     
  • Isaiah 44:28
    Who says of Cyrus, ‘He is My shepherd,
    And he shall perform all My pleasure,
    Saying to Jerusalem, “You shall be built,”
    And to the temple, “Your foundation shall be laid.”’

     
  • Jeremiah 31:10
    ' Hear the word of the LORD, O nations,
    And declare it in the isles afar off, and say,
    ' He who scattered Israel will gather him,
    And keep him as a shepherd does his flock.'

     
  • Jeremiah 50:6
    " My people have been lost sheep.
    Their shepherds have led them astray;
    They have turned them away on the mountains.
    They have gone from mountain to hill;
    They have forgotten their resting place.

     
  • Ezekiel 34:12
    As a shepherd seeks out his flock on the day he is among his scattered sheep, so will I seek out My sheep and deliver them from all the places where they were scattered on a cloudy and dark day.
     
  • Ezekiel 34:16
    “I will seek what was lost and bring back what was driven away, bind up the broken and strengthen what was sick; but I will destroy the fat and the strong, and feed them in judgment.”
     
  • Matthew 9:36
    But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd.
     


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