Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Lift up your eyes, and behold them that come from the north: where is the flock that was given thee, thy beautiful flock?
Then said Yahweh unto me, - Out of the North, shall break forth calamity, against all the inhabitants of the land.
Thus, saith Yahweh, Lo! a people coming in from the land of the North, - Yea a great nation, shall be stirred up out of the remote parts of the earth:
The noise of a rumour! lo it hath come! Even a great commotion out of the land of the North, - To make the cities of Judah, A desolation, A den of jackals.
For, behold me! raising up the Chaldeans, the bitter and headlong nation, - that marcheth to the breadths of the earth, to take possession of habitations, not his.
But if ye will not hear it, In secret places, shall my soul weep Because of the pride, And mine eye, shall flow over, and run down with tears, Because captive hath been taken the flock of Yahweh.
Therefore, Thus, saith Yahweh God of Israel, Concerning the shepherds who are tending my people, - Ye have scattered my flock and have driven them away, and Nave not visited them, - Behold me! visiting upon you the wickedness of your doings Declareth Yahweh.
All ye beasts of the field! come ye to devour, All ye beasts in the forest.
Wherefore ye shepherds, hear ye the word of Yahweh:
For lo! I am raising up a shepherd in the land, the disappearing, will he not visit, the straying, will he not seek, and, the fractured, will he not bind up, - the weak, will he not nourish, but, the flesh of the fat, will he eat, and, their hoofs, will he break in pieces.
The hireling, even because he is no shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, vieweth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth, - and, the wolf, seizeth them and scattereth, -
Wherefore I take you to witness, on this very day, that, pure am I from the blood of all;
And of them also, will I take for priests - for Levites, saith Yahweh,