Parallel Verses

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.

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!

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.

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 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 You have not made the weak strong, nor have you healed the sick, nor have you bound up the broken. You have not brought again those driven away, nor have you sought that which was lost; but you have ruled them with force and with cruelty. 5 And they were scattered for lack of a shepherd. And they became food to all the beasts of the field when they were scattered. 6 My sheep wandered through all the mountains and on every high hill. Yea, My flock was scattered on all the face of the earth, and none searched nor sought for them.


Cross References

Matthew 9:36

But seeing the crowds, He was moved with compassion on them, because they were tired and scattered like sheep having no shepherd.

1 Kings 22:17

And he said, I saw all Israel scattered on the hills, like sheep that have no shepherd. And Jehovah said, These have no master. Let each man return to his house in peace.

2 Chronicles 18:16

And he said, I saw all Israel scattered on the mountains, like sheep that have no shepherd. And Jehovah said, These have no master; let them return, each man to his own house in peace.

Isaiah 56:9

All beasts of the field, come to devour, all beasts in the forest.

Jeremiah 23:2

Therefore so says Jehovah, the God of Israel, against the shepherds who feed My people, You have scattered My flock, and have driven them away, and have not visited them. Behold, I will bring on you the evil of your doings, says Jehovah.

Jeremiah 50:17

Israel is a scattered sheep, driven away by lions. First the king of Assyria devoured him, and last this Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon crunched his bones.

Ezekiel 34:8

As I live, says the Lord Jehovah, surely because My flock became a prey, and My flock became food to every beast of the field, because there was no shepherd, nor did My shepherds search for My flock, but the shepherds fed themselves and did not feed My flock,

Numbers 27:17

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

Jeremiah 12:9-12

My inheritance is like a speckled bird to Me; the birds all around are against her. Go, gather 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 was in the twelfth year of our exile, in the tenth month, on the fifth of the month, one who escaped out of Jerusalem came to me, saying, The city is stricken.

Ezekiel 33:28

For I have made the land a ruin, and the pride of her strength has ceased. And the mountains of Israel shall be a waste, so that none shall pass through.

Ezekiel 34:6

My sheep wandered through all the mountains and on every high hill. Yea, My flock was scattered on all the face of the earth, and none searched nor sought for them.

Ezekiel 34:28

And no more shall they be a prey to the nations, nor shall the beast of the land eat them. But they shall dwell safely, and none shall terrify them.

Zechariah 10:2-3

For the family idols speak iniquity, and the diviners have seen a lie and have told false dreams. They comfort in vain; therefore they wandered like a flock; they were troubled because there was no shepherd.

Zechariah 13:7

Awake, O sword, against My Shepherd, and against the Man who is My companion, says Jehovah of Hosts; strike the Shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered. And I will turn My hand on 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 shall enter in among you, not sparing the flock.

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