1 The word of Yahweh was addressed to me as follows,
2 'Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel; prophesy and say to them, "Shepherds, the Lord Yahweh says this: Disaster is in store for the shepherds of Israel who feed themselves! Are not shepherds meant to feed a flock?
Jer 23:1 Jer 3:15 Isa 40:11 Ezek 34:8-10 Luke 20:46-47 Jer 10:21 Ps 78:71-72
3 Yet you have fed on milk, you have dressed yourselves in wool, you have sacrificed the fattest sheep, but failed to feed the flock.
Zech 11:16 Zech 11:5 1Kgs 21:13-16 2Kgs 21:16 Ezek 19:3 Ezek 19:6 Ezek 22:25-28
4 You have failed to make weak sheep strong, or to care for the sick ones, or bandage the injured ones. You have failed to bring back strays or look for the lost. On the contrary, you have ruled them cruelly and harshly.
Exod 1:13-14 Ezek 34:16 Matt 9:36 Matt 10:6 Matt 18:12-13 Zech 11:15-16 1Pet 5:2-3
5 For lack of a shepherd they have been scattered, to become the prey of all the wild animals; they have been scattered.
Matt 9:36 1Kgs 22:17 2Chr 18:16 Ezek 34:8 Isa 56:9 Jer 23:2 Jer 50:17
6 My flock is astray on every mountain and on every high hill; my flock has been scattered all over the world; no one bothers about them and no one looks for them.
Ps 142:4 1Pet 2:25 Ezek 7:16 Jer 40:11-12 John 10:16 Heb 11:37-38 Jer 5:1
7 "Very well, shepherds, hear the word of Yahweh:
Ezek 34:9 Isa 1:10 Jer 13:13 Jer 13:18 Jer 22:2-3 Luke 11:39-54 Mal 2:1
8 As I live, I swear it -- declares the Lord Yahweh -- since my flock has been pillaged and for lack of a shepherd is now the prey of every wild animal, since my shepherds have ceased to bother about my flock, since my shepherds feed themselves rather than my flock,
2Pet 2:13 1Cor 9:15 Acts 20:33 Ezek 34:2-3 Ezek 34:5-6 Ezek 34:10 Ezek 34:18
9 very well, shepherds, hear the word of Yahweh:
10 The Lord Yahweh says this: Look, I am against the shepherds. I shall take my flock out of their charge and henceforth not allow them to feed my flock. And the shepherds will stop feeding themselves, because I shall rescue my sheep from their mouths to stop them from being food for them.
Ezek 13:8 Ezek 34:2 Jer 21:13 Zech 10:3 Ezek 3:18 Ezek 5:8 Ezek 34:8
11 "For the Lord Yahweh says this: Look, I myself shall take care of my flock and look after it.
Luke 19:10 Deut 32:39 Ezek 5:8 Isa 40:10-11 Isa 45:12 Isa 48:15 Isa 51:12
12 As a shepherd looks after his flock when he is with his scattered sheep, so shall I look after my sheep. I shall rescue them from wherever they have been scattered on the day of clouds and darkness.
John 10:11-12 Ezek 30:3 Isa 40:11 Luke 15:4-6 Luke 19:10 Isa 50:10 Jer 13:16
13 I shall bring them back from the peoples where they are; I shall gather them back from the countries and bring them back to their own land. I shall pasture them on the mountains of Israel, in the ravines and in all the inhabited parts of the country.
Ezek 28:25-26 Ezek 11:17 Isa 11:11-16 Ps 106:47 Zeph 3:19-20 Jer 32:37 Amos 9:14
14 I shall feed them in good pasturage; the highest mountains of Israel will be their grazing ground. There they will rest in good grazing grounds; they will browse in rich pastures on the mountains of Israel.
Jer 31:25 John 10:9 Jer 31:12-14 Ezek 34:27 Ezek 36:29-30 Isa 25:6 Isa 30:23-24
15 I myself shall pasture my sheep, I myself shall give them rest -- declares the Lord Yahweh.
Jer 3:15 Ezek 34:23 Hos 2:18 Isa 11:6-7 Isa 27:10 Isa 65:9-10 John 21:15
16 I shall look for the lost one, bring back the stray, bandage the injured and make the sick strong. I shall watch over the fat and healthy. I shall be a true shepherd to them.
Isa 49:26 Luke 19:10 Ezek 34:4 Ezek 39:18 Isa 5:17 Isa 10:16 Luke 15:4-7
17 "As for you, my sheep, the Lord Yahweh says this: I shall judge between sheep and sheep, between rams and he-goats.
Matt 25:32-33 Ezek 34:20-22 Zech 10:3 Ezek 20:37-38
18 Not content to drink the clearest of the water, you foul the rest with your feet.
Luke 11:52 Matt 23:13 2Sam 7:19 Ezek 16:47 Ezek 32:2 Ezek 34:2-3 Isa 7:13
19 And my sheep must graze on what your feet have trampled and drink what your feet have fouled.
20 Very well, the Lord Yahweh says this: I myself shall judge between the fat sheep and the thin sheep.
Ezek 34:10 Matt 25:31-46 Ps 22:12-16 Ezek 34:17
21 Since you have jostled with flank and shoulder and butted all the ailing sheep with your horns, until you have scattered them outside,
Deut 33:17 Luke 13:14-16 Zech 11:5 Dan 8:3-10 Ezek 34:3-5 Zech 11:16-17
22 I shall come and save my sheep and stop them from being victimised. I shall judge between sheep and sheep.
Jer 23:2-3 Ps 72:12-14 Ezek 34:10 Zech 11:7-9
23 "I shall raise up one shepherd, my servant David, and put him in charge of them to pasture them; he will pasture them and be their shepherd.
Isa 40:11 John 10:11 Ezek 37:24-25 Jer 30:9 1Pet 2:25 1Pet 5:4 Eccl 12:11
24 I, Yahweh, shall be their God, and my servant David will be ruler among them. I, Yahweh, have spoken.
Ezek 36:28 Ezek 37:27 Rev 21:3 1Cor 15:25 Acts 5:31 Eph 1:21-22 Exod 29:45-46
25 I shall make a covenant of peace with them; I shall rid the country of wild animals. They will be able to live secure in the desert and go to sleep in the woods.
Isa 11:6-9 Ezek 37:26 Lev 26:6 Ezek 34:28 Isa 35:9 Jer 33:16 Job 5:22
26 I shall settle them round my hill; I shall send rain at the proper time; it will be a rain of blessings.
Deut 28:12 Gen 12:2 Lev 26:4 Isa 19:24 Isa 44:3 Mal 3:10 Ps 68:9
27 The trees of the countryside will yield their fruit and the soil will yield its produce; they will be secure on their soil. And they will know that I am Yahweh when I break the bars of their yoke and rescue them from the clutches of their slave-masters.
Jer 30:8 Lev 26:13 Isa 52:2-3 Lev 26:4 Ezek 33:29 Ezek 34:10 Ezek 39:28
28 No more will they be a prey to the nations, no more will the wild animals of the country devour them. They will live secure, with no one to frighten them.
Ezek 34:25 Jer 30:10 Jer 46:27 Ezek 34:8 Ezek 34:29 Ezek 36:4 Ezek 36:15
29 I shall make splendid vegetation grow for them; no more will they suffer from famine in the country; no more will they have to bear the insults of other nations.
Ezek 36:29 Isa 4:2 Ezek 34:26-27 Ezek 36:15 Ezek 36:3-6 Isa 9:6 Isa 11:1-6
30 So they will know that I, their God, am with them and that they, the House of Israel, are my people -- declares the Lord Yahweh.
Ezek 34:24 Ezek 37:27 Ps 46:7 Ps 46:11 Ezek 14:11 Ezek 16:62 Isa 8:9-10
31 And you, my sheep, are the flock of my human pasture, and I am your God -- declares the Lord Yahweh." '
Ps 100:3 Ezek 36:38 John 10:16 Ps 78:52 Ps 80:1 1Pet 5:2-3 Acts 20:28