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.

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.

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.

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.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

And they were scattered - There was no discipline kept up; and the flock, the Church, became disorganized, and separated from each other, both in affection and fellowship. And the consequence was, the grievous wolves, false and worldly interested teachers, seized on and made a prey of them. Of the communion of saints such shepherds know nothing, farther than that it makes a part of the common creed.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

they were

Ezekiel 34:6 My sheep wandered through all the mountains, and on every high hill: yes, my flock was scattered on all the face of the earth...

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...

1 Kings 22:17,17 And he said, I saw all Israel scattered on the hills, as sheep that have not a shepherd: and the LORD said, These have no master...

2 Chronicles 18:16 Then he said, I did see all Israel scattered on the mountains, as sheep that have no shepherd: and the LORD said, These have no master...

Jeremiah 23:2 Therefore thus said the LORD God of Israel against the pastors that feed my people; You have scattered my flock, and driven them away...

Jeremiah 50:6,17 My people has been lost sheep: their shepherds have caused them to go astray, they have turned them away on the mountains...

Zechariah 13:7 Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is my fellow, said the LORD of hosts: smite the shepherd...

Matthew 9:36 But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad...

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, and my flock became meat to every beast of the field...

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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...

and they became

Ezekiel 34:8 As I live, said the Lord GOD, surely because my flock became a prey, and my flock became meat to every beast of the field...

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 against her; come you, assemble all the beasts of the field...

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 in among you, not sparing the flock...

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The Church of Christ
This, then, is the meaning of the text; that God would make Jerusalem and the places round about his hill a blessing. I shall not, however, use it so this morning, but I shall use it in a more confined sense--or, perhaps, in a more enlarged sense--as it applies to the church of Jesus Christ, and to this particular church with which you and I stand connected. "I will make them and the places round about my hill a blessing; and I will cause the shower to come down in his season; there shall be showers
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 1: 1855

The Good Shepherd' and his one Flock' - Last Discourse at the Feast of Tabernacles.
The closing words which Jesus had spoken to those Pharisees who followed HIm breathe the sadness of expected near judgment, rather than the hopefulness of expostulation. And the Discourse which followed, ere He once more left Jerusalem, is of the same character. It seems, as if Jesus could not part from the City in holy anger, but ever, and only, with tears. All the topics of the former Discourses are now resumed and applied. They are not in any way softened or modified, but uttered in accents of
Alfred Edersheim—The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah

That the Ruler Should Be, through Humility, a Companion of Good Livers, But, through the Zeal of Righteousness, Rigid against the vices of Evildoers.
The ruler should be, through humility, a companion of good livers, and, through the zeal of righteousness, rigid against the vices of evil-doers; so that in nothing he prefer himself to the good, and yet, when the fault of the bad requires it, he be at once conscious of the power of his priority; to the end that, while among his subordinates who live well he waives his rank and accounts them as his equals, he may not fear to execute the laws of rectitude towards the perverse. For, as I remember to
Leo the Great—Writings of Leo the Great

Covenanting Provided for in the Everlasting Covenant.
The duty of Covenanting is founded on the law of nature; but it also stands among the arrangements of Divine mercy made from everlasting. The promulgation of the law, enjoining it on man in innocence as a duty, was due to God's necessary dominion over the creatures of his power. The revelation of it as a service obligatory on men in a state of sin, arose from his unmerited grace. In the one display, we contemplate the authority of the righteous moral Governor of the universe; in the other, we see
John Cunningham—The Ordinance of Covenanting

Cross References
Matthew 9:36
When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.

Mark 6:34
When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he began teaching them many things.

Numbers 27:17
to go out and come in before them, one who will lead them out and bring them in, so the LORD's people will not be like sheep without a shepherd."

2 Chronicles 18:16
Then Micaiah answered, "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 go home in peace.'"

Jeremiah 10:21
The shepherds are senseless and do not inquire of the LORD; so they do not prosper and all their flock is scattered.

Jeremiah 23:2
Therefore this is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says to the shepherds who tend my people: "Because you have scattered my flock and driven them away and have not bestowed care on them, I will bestow punishment on you for the evil you have done," declares the LORD.

Jeremiah 50:6
"My people have been lost sheep; their shepherds have led them astray and caused them to roam on the mountains. They wandered over mountain and hill and forgot their own resting place.

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