For thus hath the Lord GOD said: Behold, I, even I, will both search and recognize my sheep.
And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, in which is the spirit of life, from under heaven; and every thing that is in the earth shall die.
then I will walk contrary unto you also in fury, and I, even I, will chastise you seven times for your sins.
See now that I, I am he, and there are no gods with me; I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal; and there is not one that can deliver out of my hand.
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, thou that leadest Joseph like a flock; thou that dwellest between the cherubim, shine forth.
I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy slave; for I have not forgotten thy commandments.
Behold, the Lord GOD will come with a strong hand, and his arm shall rule for him: behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him.
I have made the earth, and created man upon it, I, even my hands, have stretched out the heavens and I have commanded all their host.
I, even I, have spoken; I have called him: I have brought him, and therefore his way shall be prospered.
I, even I, am he that comforts you. Who art thou that thou should be afraid of man that is mortal and of the son of man which shall be counted as stubble?
The Lord GOD who gathers the outcasts of Israel says, I will still gather upon him his gathered ones.
And I will gather the remnant of my sheep out of all the lands where I have driven them and will cause them to return to their folds; and they shall be fruitful and increase.
Behold, I turn them from the land of the north wind and gather them from the coasts of the earth; there shall be blind and lame among them, and women with child and those that travail with child together; a great company shall return there.
Therefore thus hath the Lord GOD said: Behold, I, even I, am against thee and will execute judgments in the midst of thee in the sight of the Gentiles.
and thou shalt say, Ye mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord GOD. Thus hath the Lord GOD said to the mountains and to the hills, to the rivers, and to the valleys: Behold, I, even I, bring a sword upon you, and I will destroy your high places.
For I will be unto Ephraim as a lion and as a young lion to the house of Judah; I, even I, will tear and go away; I will take away, and there shall be no one left to escape.
He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of the heavens, but to them it is not given.