Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
My people hath 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 restingplace.
Israel has been like scattered sheep; the lions have driven him away; first the king of Assyria has devoured him; and last this Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon has broken his bones.
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.
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.
but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.
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?
1 Peter 2:25
For ye were as sheep that had gone astray, but are now converted unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.
For the pastors are become carnal and have not sought the LORD; therefore they did not understand, and all their flocks scattered.
For both prophet and priest are feigned; even in my house I have found their wickedness, said the LORD.
His watchmen are blind: they are all ignorant; they are all dumb dogs; they cannot bark; sleeping, lying down, they love to slumber.
Ye have not strengthened the weak, neither have ye healed that which was sick, neither have ye bound up that which was broken, neither have ye brought again that which was driven away, neither have ye sought that which was lost; but with force and with cruelty ye have ruled them;
Thus hath the LORD my God said, Feed the flock of the slaughter,
For of old time I have broken thy yoke and burst thy bands; and thou didst say, I will not serve sin. With all this, upon every high hill and under every green tree thou dost wander, playing the harlot.
The LORD said unto me in the days of Josiah the king, Hast thou seen that which rebellious Israel has done? She is gone up upon every high mountain and under every green tree, and there has played the harlot.
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.
Shall the virgin, perchance, forget her ornaments, or a bride her attire? yet my people have forgotten me days without number.
Thou art my hiding place; thou shalt preserve me from trouble; thou shalt compass me about with songs of deliverance. Selah.
Lord, thou hast been our refuge from generation to generation.
He that dwells in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
Return unto thy rest, O my soul, for the LORD has dealt bountifully with thee.
For the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel has said; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength: and ye would not.
And that man shall be as a hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the tempest; as rivers of water in a dry place, as the shadow of a great rock in a hot land.
He makes me to lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside the still waters.
Song of Songs 1:7
Tell me, O thou whom my soul loves, where thou dost feed, where thou dost make thy flock to rest at noon; for why did I have to be as a wanderer after the flocks of thy companions?
I will feed them in good pastures and upon the high mountains of Israel shall their fold be; there they shall sleep in a good fold, and in fat pastures they shall be fed upon the mountains of Israel.