O God, why hast thou cast us off for ever? Why does thine anger smoke against the sheep of thy pasture?
The LORD will not forgive him, but then the anger of the LORD and his jealousy shall smoke against that man, and all the curses that are written in this book shall lie upon him, and the LORD shall blot out his name from under heaven.
So we thy people and sheep of thy pasture will give thee thanks for ever: from generation to generation we will sing thy praises.
For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture and the sheep of his hand. Today if ye will hear his voice,
Know ye that the LORD he is God; it is he that has made us and not we ourselves; we are his people and the sheep of his pasture.
Woe be unto the pastors that waste and scatter the sheep of my pasture! said the LORD.
And ye my flock, the flock of my pasture, are men, and I am your God, said the Lord GOD.
Smoke went up out of his nostrils, and fire devoured out of his mouth; coals were kindled by it.
I will say unto God, My rock, why hast thou forgotten me? Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?
Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? Wait thou for God, for I shall yet praise him, who is the saving health of my countenance and my God.
O God, thou hast cast us off, thou hast scattered us; thou hast been displeased; O turn thyself to us again.
Surely thou, O God, who had cast us off; and thou, O God, who did not go out with our armies.
Give ear, O my people, to my law: incline your ears to the words of my mouth.
Thus hath the LORD said: If the heavens above can be measured and the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, I will also cast off all the seed of Israel for all that they have done, said the LORD.
Dost thou not consider what this people have spoken, saying, The two families which the LORD has chosen, he has even cast them off? thus they have despised my people, that they should no longer be a nation before them.
as I live, said the Lord GOD, surely because my flock became a prey, and my flock became food to every beast of the field, without a pastor, neither did my shepherds search for my flock, but the shepherds fed themselves and did not feed my flock;
But ye believe not because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you.
I say then, Has God cast away his people? No, in no wise. For I also am an Israelite, of the seed of Abraham, of the tribe of Benjamin.