Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And I will feed the flock of slaughter, even you, O poor of the flock. And I took unto me two staves; the one I called Beauty, and the other I called Bands; and I fed the flock.
Even you, o poor
The Lord my God says this: "Shepherd the flock set aside for slaughter.
It will happen in all the land, says the Lord, that two-thirds of the people in it will be cut off and die, but one-third will be left in it.
Even you, o poor
He will treat the poor fairly, and make right decisions for the downtrodden of the earth. He will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth, and order the wicked to be executed.
The spirit of the sovereign Lord is upon me, because the Lord has chosen me. He has commissioned me to encourage the poor, to help the brokenhearted, to decree the release of captives, and the freeing of prisoners,
I thought, "Surely it is only the ignorant poor who act this way. They act like fools because they do not know what the Lord demands. They do not know what their God requires of them.
I will leave in your midst a humble and meek group of people, and they will find safety in the Lord's presence.
The blind see, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the poor have good news proclaimed to them.
If David himself calls him 'Lord,' how can he be his son?" And the large crowd was listening to him with delight.
Listen, my dear brothers and sisters! Did not God choose the poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom that he promised to those who love him?
Then I took my staff "Pleasantness" and cut it in two to annul my covenant that I had made with all the people.
All the tithe of herd or flock, everything which passes under the rod, the tenth one will be holy to the Lord.
1 Samuel 17:40
He took his staff in his hand, picked out five smooth stones from the stream, placed them in the pouch of his shepherd's bag, took his sling in hand, and approached the Philistine.
Even when I must walk through the darkest valley, I fear no danger, for you are with me; your rod and your staff reassure me.
"As for you, son of man, take one branch, and write on it, 'For Judah, and for the Israelites associated with him.' Then take another branch and write on it, 'For Joseph, the branch of Ephraim and all the house of Israel associated with him.'
that they will all be one, just as you, Father, are in me and I am in you. I pray that they will be in us, so that the world will believe that you sent me.
Do you think I have come to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division!