Animals Going Astray

Most Relevant Verses

Exodus 23:4

“If you come across your enemy’s stray ox or donkey, you must return it to him.

Deuteronomy 22:1-3

“If you see your brother’s ox or sheep straying, you must not ignore it; make sure you return it to your brother. If your brother does not live near you or you don’t know him, you are to bring the animal to your home to remain with you until your brother comes looking for it; then you can return it to him. Do the same for his donkey, his garment, or anything your brother has lost and you have found. You must not ignore it.

Numbers 22:23

When the donkey saw the Angel of the Lord standing on the path with a drawn sword in His hand, she turned off the path and went into the field. So Balaam hit her to return her to the path.

Proverbs 27:8

A man wandering from his home
is like a bird wandering from its nest.

Matthew 18:12-13

What do you think? If a man has 100 sheep, and one of them goes astray, won’t he leave the 99 on the hillside and go and search for the stray? And if he finds it, I assure you: He rejoices over that sheep more than over the 99 that did not go astray.

Psalm 119:176

I wander like a lost sheep;
seek Your servant,
for I do not forget Your commands.

1 Peter 2:25

For you were like sheep going astray,
but you have now returned
to the Shepherd and Guardian of your souls.

Matthew 18:13

And if he finds it, I assure you: He rejoices over that sheep more than over the 99 that did not go astray.

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