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 inquire concerning Zion with their faces turned toward it, [saying], Come, and join yourselves to Yahweh in an everlasting covenant that shall not be forgotten.
1 Peter 2:25
For you were going astray like sheep; but now have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.
who are crooked in their ways, and wayward in their paths:
He is in the way of life who heeds correction, but he who forsakes reproof leads others astray.
If you stop listening to instruction, my son, you will stray from the words of knowledge.
that the house of Israel may go no more astray from me, neither defile themselves any more with all their transgressions; but that they may be my people, and I may be their God, says the Lord Yahweh.
The man who wanders out of the way of understanding shall rest in the assembly of the dead.
But the Levites who went far from me, when Israel went astray, who went astray from me after their idols, they shall bear their iniquity.
But the priests the Levites, the sons of Zadok, who performed the duty of my sanctuary when the children of Israel went astray from me, they shall come near to me to minister to me; and they shall stand before me to offer to me the fat and the blood, says the Lord Yahweh:
[It shall be] for the priests who are sanctified of the sons of Zadok, who have kept my instruction, who didn't go astray when the children of Israel went astray, as the Levites went astray.
Woe to them! For they have wandered from me. Destruction to them! For they have trespassed against me. Though I would redeem them, yet they have spoken lies against me.
They called to them, so they went from them. They sacrificed to the Baals, and burned incense to engraved images.
Before I was afflicted, I went astray; but now I observe your word.
Don't let your heart turn to her ways. Don't go astray in her paths,
Therefore I was displeased with that generation, and said, 'They always err in their heart, but they didn't know my ways;'
But you have turned aside out of the way. You have caused many to stumble in the law. You have corrupted the covenant of Levi," says Yahweh of Armies.
They have all turned aside. They have together become unprofitable. There is no one who does good, no, not, so much as one."
Brothers, if any among you wanders from the truth, and someone turns him back,
All we like sheep have gone astray. Everyone has turned to his own way; and Yahweh has laid on him the iniquity of us all.