My people are lost sheep;
their shepherds have led them astray,
guiding them the wrong way in the mountains.
They have wandered from mountain to hill;
they have forgotten their resting place.
They will ask about Zion,
turning their faces to this road.
They will come and join themselves to the Lord
in an everlasting covenant that will never be forgotten.
1 Peter 2:25
For you were like sheep going astray,
but you have now returned
to the Shepherd and Guardian of your souls.
whose paths are crooked,
and whose ways are devious.
The one who follows instruction is on the path to life,
but the one who rejects correction goes astray.
If you stop listening to correction, my son,
you will stray from the words of knowledge.
in order that the house of Israel may no longer stray from following Me and no longer defile themselves with all their transgressions. Then they will be My people and I will be their God.” This is the declaration of the Lord God.
The man who strays from the way of wisdom
will come to rest
in the assembly of the departed spirits.
Surely the Levites who wandered away from Me when Israel went astray, and who strayed from Me after their idols, will bear the consequences of their sin.
“But the Levitical priests descended from Zadok, who kept charge of My sanctuary when the Israelites went astray from Me, will approach Me to serve Me. They will stand before Me to offer Me fat and blood.” This is the declaration of the Lord God.
It is for the consecrated priests, the sons of Zadok, who kept My charge and did not go astray as the Levites did when the Israelites went astray.
Woe to them, for they fled from Me;
destruction to them, for they rebelled against Me!
Though I want to redeem them,
they speak lies against Me.
The more they called them,
the more they departed from Me.
They kept sacrificing to the Baals
and burning offerings to idols.
Before I was afflicted I went astray,
but now I keep Your word.
Don’t let your heart turn aside to her ways;
don’t stray onto her paths.
10 for 40 years.
Therefore I was provoked with that generation
and said, “They always go astray in their hearts,
and they have not known My ways.”
“You, on the other hand, have turned from the way. You have caused many to stumble by your instruction. You have violated the covenant of Levi,” says the Lord of Hosts.
All have turned away;
all alike have become useless.
There is no one who does what is good,
not even one.
My brothers, if any among you strays from the truth, and someone turns him back,
We all went astray like sheep;
we all have turned to our own way;
and the Lord has punished Him
for the iniquity of us all.