Jeremiah 23:1
Good News Translation
How terrible will be the LORD's judgment on those rulers who destroy and scatter his people!

Contemporary English Version
You leaders of my people are like shepherds that kill and scatter the sheep.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Woe to the pastors, that destroy and tear the sheep of my pasture, saith the Lord.

New American Bible
Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the flock of my pasture—oracle of the LORD.

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Woe to the pastors, that destroy and tear the sheep of my pasture, saith the Lord.

Woe.

Jeremiah 2:8,26 The priests did not say: Where is the Lord? and they that held the law knew me not, and the pastors transgressed against me: and the prophets prophesied in Baal, and followed idols. . . .

Ezekiel 13:3 Thus saith the Lord God: Woe to the foolish prophets that follow their own spirit, and see nothing.

Ezekiel 34:2 Son of man, prophesy concerning the shepherds of Israel: prophesy, and say to the shepherds: Thus saith the Lord God: Woe to the shepherds of Israel, that fed themselves: should not the flocks be fed by the shepherds?

Zechariah 11:17 O shepherd, and idol, that forsaketh the flock: the sword upon his arm and upon his right eye: his arm shall quite wither away, and his right eye shall be utterly darkened.

Matthew 23:13-29 But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you shut the kingdom of heaven against men: for you yourselves do not enter in and those that are going in, you suffer not to enter. . . .

Luke 11:42-52 But woe to you, Pharisees, because you tithe mint and rue and every herb and pass over judgment and the charity of God. Now these things you ought to have done, and not to leave the other undone. . . .

pastors.

Jeremiah 23:2,11-15 Therefore thus saith the Lord the God of Israel to the pastors that feed my people: You have scattered my flock, and driven them away, and have not visited them: behold I will visit upon you for the evil of your doings, saith the Lord. . . .

Jeremiah 2:8 The priests did not say: Where is the Lord? and they that held the law knew me not, and the pastors transgressed against me: and the prophets prophesied in Baal, and followed idols.

Jeremiah 10:21 Because the pastors have done foolishly, and have not sought the Lord: therefore have they not understood, and all their flock is scattered.

Jeremiah 12:10 Many pastors have destroyed my vineyard, they have trodden my portion under foot: they have changed my delightful portion into a desolate wilderness.

Jeremiah 22:22 The wind shall feed all thy pastors, and thy lovers shall go into captivity and then shalt thou be confounded, and ashamed of all thy wickedness.

Jeremiah 25:34-36 Howl, ye shepherds, and cry: and sprinkle yourselves with ashes, ye leaders of the flock: for the days of your slaughter and your dispersion are accomplished, and you shall fall like precious vessels. . . .

Jeremiah 50:6 My people have been a lost flock, their shepherds have caused them to go astray, and have made them wander in the mountains: they have gone from mountain to hill, they have forgotten their resting place.

Isaiah 56:9-12 All ye beasts of the field come to devour, all ye beasts of the forest. . . .

Ezekiel 22:25-29 There is a conspiracy of prophets in the midst thereof: like a lion that roareth and catcheth the prey, they have devoured souls, they have taken riches and hire, they have made many widows in the midst thereof. . . .

Ezekiel 34:2-10,21 Son of man, prophesy concerning the shepherds of Israel: prophesy, and say to the shepherds: Thus saith the Lord God: Woe to the shepherds of Israel, that fed themselves: should not the flocks be fed by the shepherds? . . .

Micah 3:11,12 You that build up Sion with blood, and Jerusalem with iniquity. . . .

Zephaniah 3:3,4 Her princes are in the midst of her as roaring lions: her judges are evening wolves, they left nothing for the morning. . . .

Zechariah 11:5-7,15-17 Which they that possessed, slew, and repented not, and they sold them, saying: Blessed be the Lord, we are become rich: and their shepherds spared them not. . . .

Matthew 9:36 And seeing the multitudes, he had compassion on them: because they were distressed, and lying like sheep that have no shepherd.

Matthew 15:14 Let them alone: they are blind, and leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both fall into the pit.

John 10:10,12 The thief cometh not, but for to steal and to kill and to destroy. I am come that they may have life and may have it more abundantly. . . .

Context
David's Righteous Branch
1Woe to the pastors, that destroy and tear the sheep of my pasture, saith the Lord.2Therefore thus saith the Lord the God of Israel to the pastors that feed my people: You have scattered my flock, and driven them away, and have not visited them: behold I will visit upon you for the evil of your doings, saith the Lord.…
Cross References
John 10:8
All others, as many as have come, are thieves and robbers: and the sheep heard them not.

Isaiah 56:9
All ye beasts of the field come to devour, all ye beasts of the forest.

Jeremiah 10:21
Because the pastors have done foolishly, and have not sought the Lord: therefore have they not understood, and all their flock is scattered.

Jeremiah 12:10
Many pastors have destroyed my vineyard, they have trodden my portion under foot: they have changed my delightful portion into a desolate wilderness.

Jeremiah 13:17
But if you will not hear this, my soul shall weep in secret for your pride: weeping it shall weep, and my eyes shall run down with tears, because the flock of the Lord is carried away captive.

Jeremiah 22:22
The wind shall feed all thy pastors, and thy lovers shall go into captivity and then shalt thou be confounded, and ashamed of all thy wickedness.

Jeremiah 50:6
My people have been a lost flock, their shepherds have caused them to go astray, and have made them wander in the mountains: they have gone from mountain to hill, they have forgotten their resting place.

Ezekiel 13:3
Thus saith the Lord God: Woe to the foolish prophets that follow their own spirit, and see nothing.

Ezekiel 34:2
Son of man, prophesy concerning the shepherds of Israel: prophesy, and say to the shepherds: Thus saith the Lord God: Woe to the shepherds of Israel, that fed themselves: should not the flocks be fed by the shepherds?

Ezekiel 34:31
And you my flocks, the flocks of my pasture are men: and I am the Lord your God, saith the Lord God.

Ezekiel 36:38
As a holy flock, as the flock of Jerusalem in her solemn feasts: so shall the waste cities be full of flocks of men: and they shall know that I am the Lord.

Zechariah 11:17
O shepherd, and idol, that forsaketh the flock: the sword upon his arm and upon his right eye: his arm shall quite wither away, and his right eye shall be utterly darkened.

Additional Translations
“Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of My pasture!” declares the LORD.Woe be to the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! said the LORD.

Woe unto the shepherds that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith Jehovah.

Woe to the shepherds that destroy and scatter the sheep of their pasture!

Woe unto the shepherds that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith Jehovah.

Woe unto the shepherds that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith the LORD.

Woe be to the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith the LORD.

Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! says Yahweh.

Woe to shepherds destroying, And scattering the flock of My pasture, An affirmation of Jehovah.
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