Ezekiel 34:5
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New International Version
So they were scattered because there was no shepherd, and when they were scattered they became food for all the wild animals.

New Living Translation
So my sheep have been scattered without a shepherd, and they are easy prey for any wild animal.

English Standard Version
So they were scattered, because there was no shepherd, and they became food for all the wild beasts. My sheep were scattered;

Berean Study Bible
They were scattered for lack of a shepherd, and when they were scattered, they became food for all the wild beasts.

New American Standard Bible
"They were scattered for lack of a shepherd, and they became food for every beast of the field and were scattered.

King James Bible
And they were scattered, because there is no shepherd: and they became meat to all the beasts of the field, when they were scattered.

Christian Standard Bible
They were scattered for lack of a shepherd; they became food for all the wild animals when they were scattered.

Contemporary English Version
They strayed in every direction, and because there was no shepherd to watch them, they were attacked and eaten by wild animals.

Good News Translation
Because the sheep had no shepherd, they were scattered, and wild animals killed and ate them.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They were scattered for lack of a shepherd; they became food for all the wild animals when they were scattered.

International Standard Version
"Since they have no shepherd, they have been scattered around and have become prey for all sorts of wild animals. How scattered they are!

NET Bible
They were scattered because they had no shepherd, and they became food for every wild beast.

New Heart English Bible
They were scattered, because there was no shepherd; and they became food to all the animals of the field, and were scattered.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So they were scattered because there was no shepherd. When they were scattered, they became food for every wild animal.

JPS Tanakh 1917
So were they scattered, because there was no shepherd; and they became food to all the beasts of the field, and were scattered.

New American Standard 1977
“And they were scattered for lack of a shepherd, and they became food for every beast of the field and were scattered.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and they are dispersed because there is no shepherd; and they became food to all the beasts of the field, and they were scattered.

King James 2000 Bible
And they were scattered, because there is no shepherd: and they became food to all the beasts of the field, when they were scattered.

American King James Version
And they were scattered, because there is no shepherd: and they became meat to all the beasts of the field, when they were scattered.

American Standard Version
And they were scattered, because there was no shepherd; and they became food to all the beasts of the field, and were scattered.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And my sheep were scattered, because there was no shepherd: and they became the prey of all the beasts of the field, and were scattered.

Darby Bible Translation
And they were scattered because there was no shepherd; and they became meat to all the beasts of the field, and were scattered.

English Revised Version
And they were scattered, because there was no shepherd: and they became meat to all the beasts of the field, and were scattered.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they were scattered, because there is no shepherd: and they became food to all the beasts of the field, when they were scattered.

World English Bible
They were scattered, because there was no shepherd; and they became food to all the animals of the field, and were scattered.

Young's Literal Translation
And they are scattered from want of a shepherd, And are for food to every beast of the field, Yea, they are scattered.
Study Bible
A Prophecy Against Israel's Shepherds
4You have not strengthened the weak, healed the sick, bound up the injured, brought back the strays, or searched for the lost. Instead, you have ruled them with violence and cruelty. 5They were scattered for lack of a shepherd, and when they were scattered, they became food for all the wild beasts. 6My 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.’…
Cross References
Matthew 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.

Mark 6:34
When Jesus stepped ashore and saw a large crowd, He had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. And He began to teach them many things.

Numbers 27:17
who will go out and come in before them, and who will lead them out and bring them in, so that the congregation of the LORD will not be like sheep without a shepherd."

2 Chronicles 18:16
So Micaiah declared: "I saw all Israel scattered on the hills like sheep without a shepherd. And the LORD said, 'These people have no master; let each one return home in peace.'"

Jeremiah 10:21
For the shepherds have become senseless and do not seek the LORD. Therefore they have not prospered, and all their flock is scattered.

Jeremiah 23:2
Therefore, this is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says about the shepherds who tend My people: "You have scattered My flock and driven them away, and have not attended to them. Behold, I will attend to you for the evil of your deeds, declares the LORD.

Jeremiah 50:6
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.

Jeremiah 50:7
All who found them devoured them, and their enemies said, 'We are not guilty, for they have sinned against the LORD, the habitation of righteousness, the LORD, the hope of their fathers.'

Ezekiel 34:8
As surely as I live, declares the Lord GOD, because My flock lacks a shepherd and has become prey and food for every wild beast, and because My shepherds did not search for My flock but fed themselves instead,

Ezekiel 34:28
They will no longer be prey for the nations, and the beasts of the earth will not consume them. They will dwell securely, and no one will frighten them.

Zechariah 10:2
For idols speak deceit and diviners see illusions; they tell false dreams and offer empty comfort. Therefore the people wander like sheep, oppressed for lack of a shepherd.

Treasury of Scripture

And they were scattered, because there is no shepherd: and they became meat to all the beasts of the field, when they were scattered.

they were

Ezekiel 34:6 My sheep wandered through all the mountains, and on every high hill: …

Ezekiel 33:21,28 And it came to pass in the twelfth year of our captivity, in the …

1 Kings 22:17,17 And he said, I saw all Israel scattered on the hills, as sheep that …

2 Chronicles 18:16 Then he said, I did see all Israel scattered on the mountains, as …

Jeremiah 23:2 Therefore thus said the LORD God of Israel against the pastors that …

Jeremiah 50:6,17 My people has been lost sheep: their shepherds have caused them to …

Zechariah 13:7 Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is …

Matthew 9:36 But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, …

because there is no shepherd. or, without a shepherd, as so ver

Ezekiel 34:8 As I live, said the Lord GOD, surely because my flock became a prey, …

Zechariah 10:2,3 For the idols have spoken vanity, and the diviners have seen a lie, …

and they became

Ezekiel 34:8 As I live, said the Lord GOD, surely because my flock became a prey, …

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

Jeremiah 12:9-12 My heritage is to me as a speckled bird, the birds round about are …

John 10:2 But he that enters in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.

Acts 20:29-31 For I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter …







(5) They were scattered, because. . . .--The calamities of the people are attributed to the fault of the rulers, not because the people themselves were free from sin--the contrary has already been abundantly asserted in this book--but because the people's sins were largely due to the evil example, the idolatries, the oppressions, and the disobedience of their rulers.

Verse 5. - And they were scattered. The words are an echo of 1 Kings 22:17, and are, in their turn, echoed by Matthew 9:36. The words that follow paint the sufferings of the exiles who left their homes and were scattered among the heathen in the days of Jehoiachin and Zedekiah. Of these the kings took no heed, and shut themselves up in the luxurious seclusion of their palace. And they were scattered because there is no shepherd,.... No good one; there were shepherds, but they were idol shepherds, good for nothing, and it was all one as if there were none: so, in Christ's time, there were the Scribes and Pharisees; yet, since these did not feed the people with wholesome doctrine, they are said to be as sheep without a shepherd, and scattered abroad, as here from the fold, and from one another; dispersed here and there, seeking food, and none, which moved his compassion, Matthew 9:36, in the political sense it may refer to their captivity, and their dispersion among the nations, having no king: So the Targum,

"and they were scattered without a governor.''

And they became meat to all beasts of the field when they were scattered; the Targum is,

"and they were delivered to all the kingdoms of the people to be consumed;''

such as the Assyrians, Babylonians, Ammonites, Moabites, and others; and may be applied to false teachers, those grievous wolves, which spare not the flock, into whose hands members of churches, professors of religion, fall, when neglected by their shepherds. 5. scattered, because … no shepherd—that is, none worthy of the name, though there were some called shepherds (1Ki 22:17; Mt 9:36). Compare Mt 26:31, where the sheep were scattered when the true Shepherd was smitten. God calls them "My sheep"; for they were not, as the shepherds treated them, their patrimony whereby to "feed themselves."

meat to all … beasts—They became a prey to the Syrians, Ammon, Moab, and Assyria.34:1-6 The people became as sheep without a shepherd, were given up as a prey to their enemies, and the land was utterly desolated. No rank or office can exempt from the reproofs of God's word, men who neglect their duty, and abuse the trust reposed in them.
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