Ezekiel 34:5
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.

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.

New King James Version
So they were scattered because there was no shepherd; and they became food for all the beasts of the field when they were scattered.

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

NASB 1995
"They were scattered for lack of a shepherd, and they became food for every beast of the field and were scattered.

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

Amplified Bible
They were scattered because there was no shepherd, and when they were scattered they became food for all the predators of the field.

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

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And my sheep were scattered without a Shepherd, and they were food for every animal of the wilderness

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And my sheep were scattered, because there were no shepherds: and they became meat to all the wild beasts of the field.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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!

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.

Literal Standard Version
And they are scattered from want of a shepherd, "" And are for food to every beast of the field, "" Indeed, they are scattered.

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.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
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 for them or seek them out.’…

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; they 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, their true pasture, 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 upon every high hill: yea, my flock was scattered upon all the face of the earth, and none did search or seek after them.

Ezekiel 33:21,28
And it came to pass in the twelfth year of our captivity, in the tenth month, in the fifth day of the month, that one that had escaped out of Jerusalem came unto me, saying, The city is smitten…

1 Kings 22:17,17
And he said, I saw all Israel scattered upon the hills, as sheep that have not a shepherd: and the LORD said, These have no master: let them return every man to his house in peace…

because there is no shepherd.

Ezekiel 34:8
As I live, saith the Lord GOD, surely because my flock became a prey, and my flock became meat to every beast of the field, because there was no shepherd, neither did my shepherds search for my flock, but the shepherds fed themselves, and fed not my flock;

Zechariah 10:2,3
For the idols have spoken vanity, and the diviners have seen a lie, and have told false dreams; they comfort in vain: therefore they went their way as a flock, they were troubled, because there was no shepherd…

and they became

Ezekiel 34:8
As I live, saith the Lord GOD, surely because my flock became a prey, and my flock became meat to every beast of the field, because there was no shepherd, neither did my shepherds search for my flock, but the shepherds fed themselves, and fed not my flock;

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

Jeremiah 12:9-12
Mine heritage is unto me as a speckled bird, the birds round about are against her; come ye, assemble all the beasts of the field, come to devour…









(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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
They were scattered
וַתְּפוּצֶ֖ינָה (wat·tə·p̄ū·ṣe·nāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine plural
Strong's 6327: To be dispersed or scattered

for lack of
מִבְּלִ֣י (mib·bə·lî)
Preposition-m | Adverb
Strong's 1097: Failure, nothing, destruction, without, not yet, because not, as long as

a shepherd,
רֹעֶ֑ה (rō·‘eh)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 7462: To tend a, flock, pasture it, in, to graze, to rule, to associate with

and when they were scattered,
וַתְּפוּצֶֽינָה׃ (wat·tə·p̄ū·ṣe·nāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine plural
Strong's 6327: To be dispersed or scattered

they became
וַתִּהְיֶ֧ינָה (wat·tih·ye·nāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine plural
Strong's 1961: To fall out, come to pass, become, be

food
לְאָכְלָ֛ה (lə·’āḵ·lāh)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 402: Food, eating

for all
לְכָל־ (lə·ḵāl)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

the wild
הַשָּׂדֶ֖ה (haś·śā·ḏeh)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7704: Field, land

beasts.
חַיַּ֥ת (ḥay·yaṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 2416: Alive, raw, fresh, strong, life


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