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, -
Son of man, Prophesy against the shepherds of Israel,- Prophesy, and thou shalt say unto them, even to the shepherds - Thus, saith My Lord Yahweh - Alas! for the shepherds of Israel who have been tending, themselves, Is it not the flock that the shepherds should tend?
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.
His watchmen, are blind None of them, know, All of them, are dumb dogs, they cannot bark, - Dreaming, sleeping, loving to slumber.
Beware of false prophets, who come unto you in clothing of sheep, - while, within, they are ravening wolves.
Lo! I, send you forth as sheep amidst wolves; become ye therefore - prudent, as serpents, and simple, as doves.
To him, the porter openeth, and, the sheep, unto his voice, hearken: and, his own sheep, he calleth by name, and leadeth them forth.
I, know, that there will enter, after my departure, grievous wolves into your midst, not sparing the little flock;
Not given to wine, not ready to wound, but considerate, averse to contention, not fond of money,
Ministers, in the same way, - dignified, not double-tongued, not, to much wine, given, not greedy of base gain,
For, Demas, hath forsaken me, having loved the present age, and hath journeyed unto Thessalonica; Crescens unto Galatia, Titus unto Dalmatia:
For it is needful that the overseer be - unaccusable, as God's steward, not self-willed, not soon angry, not given to wine, not ready to wound, not seeking gain by base means,
Shepherd the beloved flock of God, which is among you, - not by compulsion, but by choice, nor yet for base gain, but of a ready mind, -