I have other sheep, which are not of this fold; I must bring them also, and they will hear My voice; and they will become one flock with one shepherd.
The Lord God, who gathers the dispersed of Israel, declares, “Yet others I will gather to them, to those already gathered.”
and not for the nation only, but in order that He might also gather together into one the children of God who are scattered abroad.
For you were continually straying like sheep, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Guardian of your souls.
“Then I will set over them one shepherd, My servant David, and he will feed them; he will feed them himself and be their shepherd.
“My servant David will be king over them, and they will all have one shepherd; and they will walk in My ordinances and keep My statutes and observe them.
But now in Christ Jesus you who formerly were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.
“ The scepter shall not depart from Judah, Nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet, Until Shiloh comes, And to him shall be the obedience of the peoples.
The afflicted will eat and be satisfied; Those who seek Him will praise the Lord. Let your heart live forever!
May his name endure forever; May his name increase as long as the sun shines; And let men bless themselves by him; Let all nations call him blessed.
All nations whom You have made shall come and worship before You, O Lord, And they shall glorify Your name.
The Lord has made known His salvation; He has revealed His righteousness in the sight of the nations.
The words of wise men are like goads, and masters of these collections are like well-driven nails; they are given by one Shepherd.
Then in that day The nations will resort to the root of Jesse, Who will stand as a signal for the peoples; And His resting place will be glorious.
For thus it will be in the midst of the earth among the peoples, As the shaking of an olive tree, As the gleanings when the grape harvest is over.
Sing to the Lord a new song, Sing His praise from the end of the earth! You who go down to the sea, and all that is in it. You islands, and those who dwell on them.
“I will say to the north, ‘Give them up!’ And to the south, ‘Do not hold them back.’ Bring My sons from afar And My daughters from the ends of the earth,
He says, “It is too small a thing that You should be My Servant To raise up the tribes of Jacob and to restore the preserved ones of Israel; I will also make You a light of the nations So that My salvation may reach to the end of the earth.”
The Lord has bared His holy arm In the sight of all the nations, That all the ends of the earth may see The salvation of our God.
and I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel; and one king will be king for all of them; and they will no longer be two nations and no longer be divided into two kingdoms.
Yet the number of the sons of Israel Will be like the sand of the sea, Which cannot be measured or numbered; And in the place Where it is said to them, “You are not My people,” It will be said to them, “You are the sons of the living God.”
“ Many nations will join themselves to the Lord in that day and will become My people. Then I will dwell in your midst, and you will know that the Lord of hosts has sent Me to you.
“Thus says the Lord of hosts, ‘It will yet be that peoples will come, even the inhabitants of many cities.
While he was still speaking, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and behold, a voice out of the cloud said, “ This is My beloved Son, with whom I am well-pleased; listen to Him!”
All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will certainly not cast out.
But he who enters by the door is a shepherd of the sheep.
“ I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep.
My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me;
Simeon has related how God first concerned Himself about taking from among the Gentiles a people for His name.
for I am with you, and no man will attack you in order to harm you, for I have many people in this city.”
And he said, ‘ The God of our fathers has appointed you to know His will and to see the Righteous One and to hear an utterance from His mouth.
For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren;
And He did so to make known the riches of His glory upon vessels of mercy, which He prepared beforehand for glory,
and for the Gentiles to glorify God for His mercy; as it is written, “ Therefore I will give praise to You among the Gentiles, And I will sing to Your name.”
And you were dead in your trespasses and sins,
But we should always give thanks to God for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God has chosen you from the beginning for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and faith in the truth.
For we also once were foolish ourselves, disobedient, deceived, enslaved to various lusts and pleasures, spending our life in malice and envy, hateful, hating one another.
Now the God of peace, who brought up from the dead the great Shepherd of the sheep through the blood of the eternal covenant, even Jesus our Lord,
for you once were not a people, but now you are the people of God; you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.
And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory.
Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me.