Ezekiel 34:31
Parallel Verses
New International Version
You are my sheep, the sheep of my pasture, and I am your God, declares the Sovereign LORD.'"

New Living Translation
You are my flock, the sheep of my pasture. You are my people, and I am your God. I, the Sovereign LORD, have spoken!"

English Standard Version
And you are my sheep, human sheep of my pasture, and I am your God, declares the Lord GOD.”

New American Standard Bible
"As for you, My sheep, the sheep of My pasture, you are men, and I am your God," declares the Lord GOD.

King James Bible
And ye my flock, the flock of my pasture, are men, and I am your God, saith the Lord GOD.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You are My flock, the human flock of My pasture, and I am your God." This is the declaration of the Lord GOD.

International Standard Version
And as for you, my sheep, the flock that I'm pasturing, you are mankind, and I am your God,' declares the Lord GOD."

NET Bible
And you, my sheep, the sheep of my pasture, are my people, and I am your God, declares the sovereign LORD.'"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You, my sheep, are the sheep in my pasture. You are mortal, and I am your God, declares the Almighty LORD.'"

Jubilee Bible 2000
And ye my flock, the flock of my pasture, are men, and I am your God, said the Lord GOD.

King James 2000 Bible
And you my flock, the flock of my pasture, are men, and I am your God, says the Lord GOD.

American King James Version
And you my flock, the flock of my pasture, are men, and I am your God, said the Lord GOD.

American Standard Version
And ye my sheep, the sheep of my pasture, are men, and I am your God, saith the Lord Jehovah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And you my flocks, the flocks of my pasture are men: and I am the Lord your God, saith the Lord God.

Darby Bible Translation
And ye, my flock, the flock of my pasture, are men: I [am] your God, saith the Lord Jehovah.

English Revised Version
And ye my sheep, the sheep of my pasture, are men, and I am your God, saith the Lord GOD.

Webster's Bible Translation
And ye my flock, the flock of my pasture, are men, and I am your God, saith the Lord GOD.

World English Bible
You my sheep, the sheep of my pasture, are men, and I am your God, says the Lord Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
And ye, My flock, the flock of My pasture, Men ye are -- I am your God, An affirmation of the Lord Jehovah!'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

34:17-31 The whole nation seemed to be the Lord's flock, yet they were very different characters; but he knew how to distinguish between them. By good pastures and deep waters, are meant the pure word of God and the dispensing of justice. The latter verses, 23-31, prophesy of Christ, and of the most glorious times of his church on earth. Under Him, as the good Shepherd, the church would be a blessing to all around. Christ, though excellent in himself, was as a tender plant out of a dry ground. Being the Tree of life, bearing all the fruits of salvation, he yields spiritual food to the souls of his people. Our constant desire and prayer should be, that there may be showers of blessings in every place where the truth of Christ is preached; and that all who profess the gospel may be filled with fruits of righteousness.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 31. - And ye my flock. The great utterance, we might call it the "ode of the shepherds," comes round to the point from which its second portion started (ver. 11). All blessings were summed up in the thought that, behind every representative of the Father's care, the ideal David and his house, there was the eternal relationship between Jehovah and his people, even that of the Shepherd and his sheep. The LXX. omits the words "are men," and here also is followed by Cornill.





Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And ye my flock, the flock of my pasture, are men,.... This is observed, to show that all that had been said in this chapter concerning sheep, and a flock of sheep, was to be understood, not in a literal sense, but in a figurative one, of such as were rational and spiritual persons; a set of men whom the Lord had chosen, and separated from others, as his peculiar flock; and whom he took a special care of, and led them to, and fed them in, green pastures of his own providing; they are the souls of men that Christ is the Shepherd and Bishop of, 1 Peter 2:25. The Talmudists (u) frequently make use of this text, to prove that Israelites are only called men, and not the Gentiles; see Matthew 15:26.

and I am your God, saith the Lord God; which is often repeated for the certainty of it, because a blessing of the greatest importance, and which includes all others in it; see Ezekiel 34:24.

(u) T. Bab. Yebamot, fol. 61. 1. Bava Metzia, fol. 114. 2. & Ceritot, fol. 6. 2.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

31. ye my flock … are men—not merely an explanation of the image, as Jerome represents. But as God had promised many things which mere "men" could not expect to realize, He shows that it is not from man's might their realization is to be looked for, but from God, who would perform them for His covenant-people, "His flock" [Rosenmuller]. When we realize most our weakness and God's power and faithfulness to His covenant, we are in the fittest state for receiving His blessings.

Ezekiel 34:31 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Covenant of Peace
30"Then they will know that I, the LORD their God, am with them, and that they, the house of Israel, are My people," declares the Lord GOD. 31"As for you, My sheep, the sheep of My pasture, you are men, and I am your God," declares the Lord GOD.
Cross References
Psalm 78:52
But he brought his people out like a flock; he led them like sheep through the wilderness.

Psalm 80:1
For the director of music. To the tune of "The Lilies of the Covenant." Of Asaph. A psalm. Hear us, Shepherd of Israel, you who lead Joseph like a flock. You who sit enthroned between the cherubim, shine forth

Psalm 100:3
Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.

Jeremiah 23:1
"Woe to the shepherds who are destroying and scattering the sheep of my pasture!" declares the LORD.

Ezekiel 35:1
The word of the LORD came to me:

Ezekiel 36:38
as numerous as the flocks for offerings at Jerusalem during her appointed festivals. So will the ruined cities be filled with flocks of people. Then they will know that I am the LORD."
Treasury of Scripture

And you my flock, the flock of my pasture, are men, and I am your God, said the Lord GOD.

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Ezekiel 36:38 As the holy flock, as the flock of Jerusalem in her solemn feasts; …

Psalm 78:52 But made his own people to go forth like sheep, and guided them in …

Psalm 80:1 Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, you that lead Joseph like a flock; …

Psalm 95:7 For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the …

Psalm 100:3 Know you that the LORD he is God: it is he that has made us, and …

Isaiah 40:11 He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs …

Micah 7:14 Feed your people with your rod, the flock of your heritage, which …

Luke 12:32 Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to …

John 10:11,16,26-30 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd gives his life for the sheep…

John 20:15-17 Jesus said to her, Woman, why weep you? whom seek you? She, supposing …

Acts 20:28 Take heed therefore to yourselves, and to all the flock, over the …

1 Peter 5:2,3 Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, …

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