Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.
I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy slave; for I have not forgotten thy commandments.
All we like sheep have become lost; we have turned each one to his own way; and the LORD transposed in him the iniquity of us all.
Therefore thus hath the LORD God of Israel said unto the pastors that feed my people: Ye have scattered my flock and driven them away and have not visited them; behold, I visit upon you the evil of your doings, said the LORD.
My sheep were lost and wandered through all the mountains and upon every high hill; my flock was dispersed upon all the face of the earth, and there was no one to search for them or to require anything of them.
And when he saw the multitude, he was moved with compassion on them because they fainted and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.
What do you think? If a man had a hundred sheep and one of them went astray, would he not leave the ninety-nine and go into the mountains and seek that which is gone astray?
What man of you having a hundred sheep if he lose one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness and go after that which is lost until he finds it?