My people are lost sheep; their shepherds have led them astray, causing them to roam the mountains. They have wandered from mountain to hill; they have forgotten their resting place.
Cross ReferencesMatthew 9:36
When He saw the crowds, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.
Go rather to the lost sheep of Israel.
I have strayed like a lost sheep; seek Your servant, for I have not forgotten Your commandments.
We all like sheep have gone astray, each one has turned to his own way; and the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
Give glory to the LORD your God before He brings darkness, before your feet stumble on the dusky mountains. You wait for light, but He turns it into deep gloom and thick darkness.
"Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of My pasture!" declares the LORD.
"For both prophet and priest are ungodly; even in My house I have found their wickedness," declares the LORD.
This is what the LORD of Hosts says: In this desolate place, without man or beast, and in all its cities, there will once more be pastures for shepherds to rest their flocks.
I will return Israel to his pasture, and he will graze on Carmel and Bashan; his soul will be satisfied on the hills of Ephraim and Gilead.
Because they have led My people astray, saying, "Peace," when there is no peace, and whitewashing any flimsy wall that is built,
They were scattered for lack of a shepherd, and when they were scattered, they became food for all the wild beasts.
My flock went astray on all the mountains and every high hill. They were scattered over the face of all the earth, with no one to search or seek for them.'
I will tend My flock and make them lie down, declares the Lord GOD.
I will seek the lost, bring back the strays, bind up the broken, and strengthen the weak; but the sleek and strong I will destroy. I will shepherd them with justice.'
Chapter Outline1. The judgment of Babylon and the redemption of Israel
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1 Peter 2:25
Jeremiah 3:6, 23
Song of Solomon 1:7, 8
Ezekiel 34:14, 25-28
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