Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

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

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 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.

Holman 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!

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.

Amplified

And they were scattered because there was no shepherd, and when they were scattered they became food for all the wild beasts of the field.

Bible in Basic English

And they were wandering in every direction because there was no keeper: and they became food for all the beasts of the field.

Darby Translation

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

Julia Smith Translation

And they will be scattered from Without a shepherd: and they will be for consuming to all the beasts of the field, and they will be scattered.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

And they were scattered {without} a shepherd, and they were as food for all the animals of the field [when] they were scattered.

Modern King James verseion

And they were scattered for lack of a shepherd. And they became food to all the beasts of the field when they were scattered.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Thus are they scattered here and there without a shepherd: yea, all the beasts of the field devour them, and they go astray.

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.

The Emphasized Bible

And they were scattered, because there was no shepherd; And they became food for every wild beast of the field. So were they scattered.

Webster

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.

Youngs 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.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
אכלה 
'oklah 
Usage: 18

to all the beasts
חי 
Chay 
Usage: 502

of the field
שׂדי שׂדה 
Sadeh 
Usage: 333

References

Fausets

Hastings

Context Readings

Prophecy Concerning Israel's Shepherds And Sheep

4 Ye have not strengthened the diseased, nor have ye healed that which was sick, nor have ye bound up that which was broken, nor have ye brought back that which was driven away, nor have ye sought that which was lost, but ye have rul 5 And they were scattered because there was no shepherd. And they became food to all the beasts of the field, and were scattered. 6 My sheep wandered through all the mountains, and upon every high hill. Yea, my sheep were scattered upon all the face of the earth, and there was none who searched or sought.


Cross References

Matthew 9:36

But when he saw the multitudes, he felt compassion for them, because they were troubled and dejected, as sheep having no shepherd.

1 Kings 22:17

And he said, I saw all Israel scattered upon the mountains, as sheep that have no shepherd. And LORD said, These have no master, let them return every man to his house in peace.

2 Chronicles 18:16

And he said, I saw all Israel scattered upon the mountains, as sheep that have no shepherd. And LORD said, These have no master. Let them return every man to his house in peace.

Isaiah 56:9

All ye beasts of the field, come to devour, [yea], all ye beasts in the forest.

Jeremiah 23:2

Therefore thus says LORD, the God of Israel, against the shepherds who feed my people: Ye have scattered my flock, and driven them away, and have not visited them. Behold, I will visit upon you the evil of your doings, says LORD.

Jeremiah 50:17

Israel is a hunted sheep, the lions have driven him away. First, the king of Assyria devoured him, and now at last Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon has broken his bones.

Ezekiel 34:8

As I live, says lord LORD, surely inasmuch as my sheep became a prey, and my sheep became food to all the beasts of the field, because there was no shepherd, nor did my shepherds search for my sheep, but the shepherds fed themselve

Numbers 27:17

who may go out before them, and who may come in before them, and who may lead them out, and who may bring them in, that the congregation of LORD be not as sheep which have no shepherd.

Jeremiah 12:9-12

Is my heritage to me as a speckled bird of prey? Are the birds of prey against her round about? Go ye, assemble all the beasts of the field; bring them to devour.

Jeremiah 50:6-7

My people have been lost sheep. Their shepherds have caused them to go astray. They have turned them away on the mountains. They have gone from mountain to hill. They have forgotten their resting-place.

Ezekiel 33:21

And it came to pass in the twelfth year of our captivity, in the tenth [month], in the fifth [day] of the month, that [a man] who had escaped out of Jerusalem came to me, saying, The city is smitten.

Ezekiel 33:28

And I will make the land a desolation and an astonishment. And the pride of her power shall cease. And the mountains of Israel shall be desolate, so that none shall pass through.

Ezekiel 34:6

My sheep wandered through all the mountains, and upon every high hill. Yea, my sheep were scattered upon all the face of the earth, and there was none who searched or sought.

Ezekiel 34:28

And they shall no more be a prey to the nations, nor shall the beasts of the earth devour them, but they shall dwell securely, and none shall make them afraid.

Zechariah 10:2-3

For the teraphim have spoken vanity, and the diviners have seen a lie, and they have told FALSE dreams. They comfort in vain. Therefore they go their way like sheep. They are afflicted, because there is no shepherd.

Zechariah 13:7

Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man who is my companion, says LORD of hosts. Smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered. And I will turn my hand upon the little ones.

John 10:2

But he who enters in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.

Acts 20:29-31

For I know this, that after my departure grievous wolves will enter in among you, not sparing the flock.

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