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 is a hunted sheep; the lions have driven him away: first, the king of Assyria devoured him; and now at last Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon has broken his bones.
I have gone astray like a lost sheep. Seek your servant, for I don't forget your commandments. A Song of Ascents.
All we like sheep have gone astray. Everyone has turned to his own way; and Yahweh has laid on him the iniquity of us all.
But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion for them, because they were harassed and scattered, like sheep without a shepherd.
Rather, go to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
But he answered, "I wasn't sent to anyone but the lost sheep of the house of Israel."
For the Son of Man came to save that which was lost.
"Which of you men, if you had one hundred sheep, and lost one of them, wouldn't leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one that was lost, until he found it?
1 Peter 2:25
For you were going astray like sheep; but now have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.
For the shepherds are become brutish, and have not inquired of Yahweh: therefore they have not prospered, and all their flocks are scattered.
for both prophet and priest are profane; yes, in my house have I found their wickedness, says Yahweh.
His watchmen are blind, they are all without knowledge; they are all mute dogs, they can't bark; dreaming, lying down, loving to slumber.
You haven't strengthened the diseased, neither have you healed that which was sick, neither have you bound up that which was broken, neither have you brought back that which was driven away, neither have you sought that which was lost; but with force and with rigor you have ruled over them.
Thus says Yahweh my God: "Feed the flock of slaughter.
"For of old time I have broken your yoke, and burst your bonds; and you said, 'I will not serve;' for on every high hill and under every green tree you bowed yourself, playing the prostitute.
Moreover, Yahweh said to me in the days of Josiah the king, "Have you seen that which backsliding Israel has done? She has gone up on every high mountain and under every green tree, and there has played the prostitute.
My sheep wandered through all the mountains, and on every high hill: yes, my sheep were scattered on all the surface of the earth; and there was none who searched or sought.
"Can a virgin forget her ornaments, or a bride her attire? Yet my people have forgotten me for days without number.
You are my hiding place. You will preserve me from trouble. You will surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah.
Lord, you have been our dwelling place for all generations.
He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
Return to your rest, my soul, for Yahweh has dealt bountifully with you.
For thus said the Lord Yahweh, the Holy One of Israel, "You will be saved in returning and rest. Your strength will be in quietness and in confidence." You refused,
A man shall be as a hiding place from the wind, and a covert from the storm, as streams of water in a dry place, as the shade of a large rock in a weary land.
He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters.
Song of Songs 1:7
Tell me, you whom my soul loves, where you graze your flock, where you rest them at noon; For why should I be as one who is veiled beside the flocks of your companions? Lover
I will feed them with good pasture; and on the mountains of the height of Israel shall their fold be: there shall they lie down in a good fold; and on fat pasture shall they feed on the mountains of Israel.