My people have been lost sheep: their shepherds have caused them to go astray, they have turned them away on the mountains: they have gone from mountain to hill, they have forgotten their resting place.
They shall ask the way to Zion with their faces toward it, saying, Come, and let us join ourselves to the LORD in a perpetual covenant that shall not be forgotten.
1 Peter 2:25
For you were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.
Whose ways are crooked, and who are perverse in their paths:
He is in the way of life that keeps instruction: but he that refuses reproof goes astray.
Cease, my son, to hear the instruction that causes to stray from the words of knowledge.
That the house of Israel may go no more astray from me, neither be defiled any more with all their transgressions; but that they may be my people, and I may be their God, says the Lord GOD.
The man that wanders out of the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead.
And the Levites who have gone away far from me, when Israel went astray, who went astray away from me after their idols; they shall even bear their iniquity.
But the priests, the Levites, the sons of Zadok, that kept charge of my sanctuary when the children of Israel went astray from me, they shall come near to me to minister unto me, and they shall stand before me to offer unto me the fat and the blood, says the Lord GOD:
It shall be for the priests that are sanctified of the sons of Zadok; who have kept my charge, who went not astray when the children of Israel went astray, as the Levites went astray.
Woe unto them! for they have fled from me: destruction unto them! because they have transgressed against me: though I have redeemed them, yet they have spoken lies against me.
As they called them, so they went from them: they sacrificed unto Baalim, and burned incense to graven images.
Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept your word.
Let not your heart turn aside to her ways, go not astray in her paths.
Therefore I was grieved with that generation, and said, They do always err in their heart; and they have not known my ways.
But you have departed out of the way; you have caused many to stumble at the law; you have corrupted the covenant of Levi, says the LORD of hosts.
They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that does good, no, not one.
Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him;
All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned everyone to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.