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1 Samuel 25:2

Now there was a man in Maon, whose business [was] in Carmel. The man was very rich and {owned} three thousand sheep and a thousand goats. {Now} the shearing of his sheep [was taking place] in Carmel.

Psalm 144:13

[that] our granaries [may be] full, providing [produce] of all kinds, [that] our sheep [may] produce by the thousands, by the tens of thousands in our open fields,

Genesis 12:16

And he dealt well with Abram on account of her, and he had sheep, cattle, male donkeys, male servants, female servants, female donkeys, and camels.

Genesis 30:43

And the man became {exceedingly} rich and had large flocks, female slaves, male slaves, camels, and donkeys.

Exodus 9:3

look, the hand of Yahweh [is] about to be [present with] a very {severe} plague on your livestock that are in the field, on the horses, on the donkeys, on the camels, on the cattle, and on the sheep and goats.

Exodus 22:1

" 'If a man steals an ox or small livestock and slaughters it or sells it, he will make restitution with five cattle in place of the ox and with four sheep or goats in place of the small livestock.

Deuteronomy 22:1-2

"You shall not watch the ox of your neighbor or his sheep or goat straying and ignore them; certainly you shall return them to your neighbor. And if your countryman [is] not near you or you do not know {who he is}, then you shall bring it {to your household}, and it shall be with you {until your countryman seeks after it}, and you shall return it to him.

Joshua 6:21

And they utterly destroyed {by the edge of the sword} all who [were] in the city, both men and women, young and old, ox, sheep, and donkey.

2 Samuel 12:2-3

The rich [man] had very many flocks and herds, but the poor [man] had nothing except for one small ewe lamb which he had bought. He had nurtured her, and she grew up with him and with his children together. She used to eat from his morsel and drink from his cup, and she used to lie in his lap and became like a daughter for him.

Job 1:3

Then his livestock came to be seven thousand sheep and goats and three thousand camels and five hundred pairs of oxen and five hundred female donkeys, and he had very many slaves, and that man was greater than all the people of the east.

Job 42:12

So Yahweh blessed Job's latter days more than his beginning. {Thus he had} fourteen thousand sheep and goats and six thousand camels and a thousand pair of oxen and a thousand female donkeys.

1 Samuel 25:18

Then Abigail {quickly took} two hundred loaves of bread, two skins of wine, five prepared sheep, five seahs of roasted grain, a hundred raisin cakes, and two hundred fig cakes, and she put [them] on the donkeys.

Leviticus 7:23

"Speak to the {Israelites}, saying, 'You must not eat any fat of ox, or sheep, or goat;

Numbers 18:17-18

Only the firstborn of an ox or the firstborn of a sheep or the firstborn of a goat you will not redeem; they [are] holy. Their blood you will sprinkle over the altar, and their fat you will turn into smoke [as] an offering made by fire, a fragrance of appeasement for Yahweh. But their flesh will be for you like the breast section of the wave offering, and it will be for you like the right upper thigh.

1 Samuel 14:32

Then the troops took the plunder: they took sheep and cattle and {calves} and slaughtered [them] on the ground and the troops ate [them all] with the blood.

2 Samuel 17:29

honey, curds, sheep, cheese, and cattle for David and for the people who [were] with him to eat. For they had thought, "The troops [are] hungry and weary and thirsty in the wilderness."

1 Chronicles 12:40

And also their relatives, as far as Issachar and Zebulun and Naphtali, brought food on donkeys, on camels, on mules, and on oxen--provisions of flour, cakes of figs, raisin cakes, wine and oil, cattle and sheep in abundance, for [there was] great joy in Israel.

2 Kings 3:4

Now Mesha king of Moab was a sheep breeder, and he used to deliver to the king of Israel a hundred thousand male lambs and a hundred thousand wool rams.

Genesis 31:19

Now Laban had gone to shear his sheep, and Rachel stole the idols that belonged to her father.

Genesis 38:12-13

{And in the course of time} the daughter of Shua, the wife of Judah, died. When Judah was consoled he went up to his sheepshearers, he and his friend Hirah the Adullamite, to Timnah. And it was told to Tamar, saying, "Look, your father-in-law is going up to Timnah to shear his sheep."

Deuteronomy 18:4

The firstfruits of your grain, your wine, and your olive oil and the firstfruits of the fleece of your sheep you shall give to him.

1 Samuel 25:7

Now I have heard that {you have shearers}. Now while your shepherds [were] with us, we did not mistreat them, and nothing of theirs [was] missing, all the days they were in Carmel.

2 Samuel 13:23-24

{About two full years later}, Absalom's shearers were in Baal Hazor, which [is] near Ephraim, and Absalom summoned all the sons of the king. Then Absalom went to the king and said, "Look, here [are] your servant's shearers; please let the king and his servants go with your servant.

Ezekiel 27:18

Damascus [was] trading [with] you {because of} the abundance of your products, because of the abundance of all of [your] wealth, [trading] with the wine of Helbon and white wool.

Genesis 20:14

And Abimelech took sheep and cattle and male slaves and female slaves, and he gave [them] to Abraham. And he returned Sarah his wife to him.

Genesis 30:25-43

And it happened [that] as soon as Rachel had given birth to Joseph, Jacob said to Laban, "Send me away that I may go to my place and my land. Give [me] my wives and my children for which I have served you, and let me go. For you yourself know my service that I have rendered to you." But Laban said to him, "Please, if I have found favor in your eyes, I have learned by divination that Yahweh has blessed me because of you."read more.
And he said, "Name your wage to me and I will give [it]." Then he said to him, "You yourself know how I have served you and how your livestock have been with me. For you had little before me, and it has increased abundantly. And Yahweh has blessed you {wherever I turned}. So then, when shall I provide for my own family also?" And he said, "What shall I give you?" And Jacob said, "Do not give me anything. If you will do this thing for me, I will again feed your flocks and keep [them]. Let me pass through all your flocks today, removing all the speckled and spotted sheep from them, along with every dark-colored sheep among the sheep, and the spotted and speckled among the goats. That shall be my wages. And my righteousness will answer for me {later} when you come concerning my wages before you. Every [one] that [is] not speckled or spotted among the goats, or dark-colored among the sheep shall be stolen [if it is] with me." Then Laban said, "Look! Very well. It shall be according to your word." But that day he removed the streaked and spotted male goats and all the speckled and spotted female goats, all that [had] white on it, and every dark-colored ram, and {put them in the charge of his sons}. And he put a journey of three days between him and Jacob, and Jacob pastured the remainder of Laban's flock. Then Jacob took fresh branches of poplar, almond, and plane trees and peeled white strips on them, exposing the white which [was] on the branches. And he set the branches that he had peeled in front of the flocks, in the troughs [and] in the water containers. And they were in heat when they came to drink. And the flocks mated by the branches, so the flocks bore streaked, speckled, and spotted. And Jacob separated the lambs and turned the faces of the flocks toward the streaked and all the dark-colored in Laban's flocks. And he put his own herds apart, and did not put them with the flocks of Laban. And whenever any of the stronger of the flocks were in heat, Jacob put the branches {in full view} of the flock in the troughs that they might mate among the branches. But with the more feeble of the flock he would not put [them there]. So the feebler were Laban's and the stronger [were] Jacob's. And the man became {exceedingly} rich and had large flocks, female slaves, male slaves, camels, and donkeys.

1 Samuel 16:11

Then Samuel said to Jesse, "{Are all the young men here}?" And he said, "The youngest still remains, but look, he [is] shepherding the flock." And Samuel said to Jesse, "Send and bring him, for we cannot {sit down} until he comes here."

Genesis 29:2-3

And he looked, and behold, [there was] a well in the field, and behold, there [were] three flocks of sheep lying beside it, for out of that well the flocks were watered. And the stone on the mouth of the well [was] large. And [when] all the flocks were gathered there, they rolled away the stone from the mouth of the well. And they watered the sheep and returned the stone upon the mouth of the well to its place.

Genesis 37:13

And Israel said to Joseph, "Are not your brothers pasturing in Shechem? Come, let me send you to them." And he said, "Here I [am]."

1 Samuel 17:34-35

And David said to Saul, "Your servant has been a shepherd of the flock for his father. If the lion or the bear would come and carry off a sheep from the group, I would go out after it and strike it down and rescue [the sheep] from its mouth. If it rose against me, I would grab [it] by its beard and strike it down and kill it.

Hosea 12:12

Jacob fled [to] the open field of Aram, and Israel served for a wife, and for a wife he watched over [sheep].

Exodus 20:24

An altar of earth you will make for me, and you will sacrifice on it your burnt offerings and your fellowship offerings, your sheep and your cattle. In every place where I cause my name to be remembered, I will come to you, and I will bless you.

Leviticus 1:10

" 'But if his offering [is] from the flock, from the sheep or from the goats for a burnt offering, he must present an unblemished male.

Leviticus 22:19

[it must be] without defect {to be acceptable for you}: a male among the cattle, among the sheep, or among the goats.

Numbers 22:40

And Balak sacrificed cattle and sheep, and he sent [them] to Balaam and to the princes who [were] with him.

Deuteronomy 18:3

Now this shall be the share of the priest from the people, from {those who sacrifice the sacrifice}, [whether it is] an ox, sheep, or goat, and they shall give the priest the shoulder and the jawbones and the stomach.

1 Kings 1:9

And Adonijah sacrificed sheep, oxen, and fattened animals near the stone of Zoheleth, which is beside En Rogel. He invited all of his brothers, the sons of the king, and all the men of Judah, the servants of the king.

1 Kings 8:5

King Solomon and all the assembly of Israel who were assembling with him in the presence of the ark [were] sacrificing sheep and oxen that could not be counted nor numbered because of abundance.

John 2:14

And he found in the temple [courts] those who were selling oxen and sheep and doves, and the money changers seated.

1 Kings 22:17

So he said, "I saw all of Israel scattering to the mountains, like the sheep without a shepherd. Yahweh also said, 'There are no masters for these, let them return in peace, each to his house.'"

Numbers 27:16-17

"Let Yahweh, the God of the spirits of all flesh, appoint a man over the community who will go out before them and will come in before them, and who will lead them out and bring them in, so the community of Yahweh will not be like a flock that does not have a shepherd."

2 Samuel 24:17

David spoke to Yahweh when he saw the angel destroying among the people, and he said, "Look, I have sinned and I have done wrong, but these sheep, what did they do? Please let your hand be against me and against the house of my father."

Zechariah 10:2

Because the household gods speak deceit, and those who practice divination see a lie, and the dreamers of vanity speak in vain. Therefore [the people] wander like sheep; they are afflicted because there is no shepherd.

Zechariah 13:7

"O sword, awake against my shepherd, against [the] man [who is] my associate," {declares} Yahweh of hosts. "Strike the shepherd, so that the sheep may be scattered, and I will turn my hand against the small [ones].

Matthew 26:31

Then Jesus said to them, "You will all fall away because of me during this night, for it is written, 'I will strike the shepherd and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.'

Psalm 44:11

You have given us as sheep [for] food, and among the nations you have scattered us.

Psalm 49:14

Like sheep they are destined to Sheol; death will shepherd them. But the upright will rule over them in the morning, and their forms [will be for] Sheol to consume, [far from] his lofty abode.

Jeremiah 12:3

But you, Yahweh, you know me, you see me, and you test [that] my heart [is] with you. Tear them apart like sheep for [the] slaughtering, and set them apart for [the] day of slaughter.

Romans 8:36

Just as it is written, "On account of you we are being put to death the whole day [long]; we are considered as sheep for slaughter."

Psalm 44:22

Rather, on account of you we are killed {all day long}; we are accounted as sheep for slaughter.

Matthew 25:32-33

And all the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate them from one another like a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. And he will place the sheep on his right and the goats on the left.

Ezekiel 34:17

" 'And you, my flock, thus says the Lord Yahweh: "Look! I [am] judging between {one sheep and another}, between the rams and between the he-goats.

Psalm 119:176

I have wandered like a lost sheep; seek your servant, because I do not forget your commands.

Matthew 18:12

What do you think? If {a certain man has} a hundred sheep, and one of them wanders away, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go [and] look for the one that wandered away?

Psalm 74:1

Why, O God, have you rejected [us] forever? [Why] does your anger smoke against the sheep of your pasture?

Psalm 78:52

Then he led out his people like sheep and guided them like a herd in the wilderness.

Psalm 79:13

Then we, your people and the flock of your pasture, we will give thanks to you forever. {Generation after generation} we will tell of your praise.

Jeremiah 23:1

"Woe [to the] shepherds who destroy and scatter the flock of my pasture," {declares} Yahweh.

Jeremiah 50:6

My people have become lost sheep, their shepherds have caused them to go astray. They led them away [to the] mountains. From mountain to hill they have gone, they have forgotten their resting place.

Ezekiel 34:11-15

" 'For thus says the Lord Yahweh: "Look! I, even I, will seek my flock, and I will look after them, [just] like [the] caring of a shepherd [for] his herd on the day when he is in the midst of his scattered flock. Thus I will look after my flock, and I will deliver them from all the places {to which they were scattered} on [the] day {of storm and stress}. And I will bring them out from the peoples, and I will gather them from the countries, and I will bring them to their soil, and I will feed them on the mountains of Israel, in the valleys, and in all of the settlements of the land.read more.
I will feed them in good pasture, and their pasture will be on the mountains of the heights of Israel; there they will lie down in good pasture, and [on] lush pasture they will feed on the mountains of Israel. {I myself} will feed my flock and {I myself} will allow them to lie down," {declares} the Lord Yahweh.

Micah 2:12

I will surely gather all of you, O Jacob; I will surely gather together the remainder of Israel. I will set them like sheep of Bozrah. Like a herd in the midst of their pasture they will be in tumult from people.

John 10:1-16

"Truly, truly I say to you, the one who does not enter through the door into the fold of the sheep, but climbs up at some other place--that one is a thief and a robber. But the one who enters through the door is the shepherd of the sheep. For this one the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out.read more.
Whenever he sends out all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him because they know his voice. And they will never follow a stranger, but will flee from him, because they do not know the voice of strangers." Jesus told them this parable, but they did not understand what it was that he was saying to them. Then Jesus said to them again, "Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. All those who came before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep do not listen to them. I am the door. If anyone enters through me, he will be saved, and will come in and will go out and will find pasture. The thief {comes only} so that he can steal and kill and destroy; I have come so that they may have life, and have [it] abundantly. "I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. The hired hand, who is not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, sees the wolf approaching and abandons the sheep and runs away--and the wolf seizes them and scatters [them]-- because he is a hired hand and {he is not concerned} about the sheep. "I am the good shepherd, and I know my [own], and my [own] know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father, and I lay down my life for the sheep. And I have other sheep which are not from this fold. I must bring these also, and they will hear my voice, and they will become one flock--one shepherd.

John 21:16-17

He said to him again a second time, "Simon [son] of John, do you love me?" He said to him, "Yes, Lord, you know that I love you." He said to him, "Shepherd my sheep!" He said to him a third [time], "Simon [son] of John, do you love me?" Peter was distressed because he said to him a third [time], "Do you love me?" and he said to him, "Lord, you know everything! You know that I love you!" Jesus said to him, "Feed my sheep!

Isaiah 5:17

And then [the] lambs will graze as [in] their pasture, and {fatlings, kids will eat among the sites of ruins.}

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Animals » Lions » Sheep

Genesis 30:32

Let me pass through all your flocks today, removing all the speckled and spotted sheep from them, along with every dark-colored sheep among the sheep, and the spotted and speckled among the goats. That shall be my wages.

Deuteronomy 18:4

The firstfruits of your grain, your wine, and your olive oil and the firstfruits of the fleece of your sheep you shall give to him.

Deuteronomy 32:14

[With] curds from [the] herd, and [with] milk from [the] flock, with [the] fat of young rams, and rams, the offspring of Bashan, and with goats [along] with the finest kernels of wheat, and [from] the blood of grapes you drank fermented wine.

2 Chronicles 7:5

And King Solomon offered a sacrifice of twenty-two thousand cattle and one hundred and twenty thousand sheep. So the king and all the people dedicated the house of God.

Beasts » Clean » Sheep

Deuteronomy 7:13

And he will love you, and he will bless you, and he will multiply you, and he will bless the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your soil, your grain, your wine, and your olive oil, and [newborn] calves of your cattle, and the [newborn] lambs of your flocks in the land that he swore to your ancestors to give you.

Deuteronomy 14:4

These are the animals you may eat: ox, {sheep, goats},

Commerce » Articles of » Sheep

Revelation 18:13

and cinnamon and amomum and incense and ointment and frankincense and wine and olive oil and fine wheat flour and wheat and domesticated animals and sheep and horses and carriages and {slaves} and human lives.

Lost » Power » Sheep

Jeremiah 50:17

Israel [is] a sheep scattered, lions drove [them] away. [The] first who devoured it [was] the king of Assyria, and now [at] the end Nebuchadnezzar, the king of Babylon, gnawed its bones."

Matthew 10:6

but go instead to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

Righteous » Compared with » Sheep

Psalm 78:52

Then he led out his people like sheep and guided them like a herd in the wilderness.

Matthew 25:33

And he will place the sheep on his right and the goats on the left.

compared to Saints » Sheep

John 10:4

Whenever he sends out all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him because they know his voice.

Psalm 78:52

Then he led out his people like sheep and guided them like a herd in the wilderness.

Matthew 25:33

And he will place the sheep on his right and the goats on the left.

Sheep » Flesh of, extensively used as food

1 Samuel 25:18

Then Abigail {quickly took} two hundred loaves of bread, two skins of wine, five prepared sheep, five seahs of roasted grain, a hundred raisin cakes, and two hundred fig cakes, and she put [them] on the donkeys.

1 Kings 4:23

ten stall-fed oxen and twenty pasture-fed oxen and a hundred sheep, besides deer and buck gazelles and roebucks and well-fed fowls.

Isaiah 22:13

But look! Joy and gladness, the killing of oxen and the slaughtering of sheep, the eating of meat and the drinking of wine! "Let us eat and drink, for tomorrow we die!"

1 Kings 1:19

He has sacrificed oxen and sheep and fattened animals {in abundance}, and he has invited all the sons of the king, Abiathar the priest, Joab the commander of the army, but Solomon your servant he did not invite.

Nehemiah 5:18

Now what was prepared each day for me was one ox, six choice sheep, and birds. And every ten days all [kinds of] wine were made. But for this I did not demand the food [allowance] of the governor because the slavery was too heavy on this people.

Sheep » Were frequently » Taken in great numbers in war

1 Chronicles 5:21

And they captured their livestock: fifty thousand of their camels; two hundred and fifty thousand sheep; two thousand donkeys; and one hundred thousand men alive.

2 Chronicles 14:15

And they also struck the tents of the herdsmen and carried away many sheep and camels. Then they returned to Jerusalem.

Judges 6:4

They would camp against them and destroy the produce of the land {as far as} Gaza; they left no produce in Israel, or sheep, ox, or donkey.

1 Samuel 14:32

Then the troops took the plunder: they took sheep and cattle and {calves} and slaughtered [them] on the ground and the troops ate [them all] with the blood.

Sheep » Described as » Remarkably prolific

Psalm 144:13

[that] our granaries [may be] full, providing [produce] of all kinds, [that] our sheep [may] produce by the thousands, by the tens of thousands in our open fields,

Psalm 107:41

But he protects [the] needy from misery, and he makes [their] families like a flock.

Song of Songs 4:2

Your teeth [are] like a flock of shorn ewes that came up from the washing, all of them bearing twins, and there is none bereaved among them.

Ezekiel 36:37

"Thus says the Lord Yahweh: 'Again this [time] I will let {myself be inquired of} by the house of Israel, to do [something] for them; I will cause them to increase {their population like a flock}.

Sheep » Time of shearing, a time of rejoicing

2 Samuel 13:23

{About two full years later}, Absalom's shearers were in Baal Hazor, which [is] near Ephraim, and Absalom summoned all the sons of the king.

1 Samuel 25:2

Now there was a man in Maon, whose business [was] in Carmel. The man was very rich and {owned} three thousand sheep and a thousand goats. {Now} the shearing of his sheep [was taking place] in Carmel.

1 Samuel 25:36

Then Abigail went to Nabal, and look, {he was holding a feast} in his house like the feast of the king. {Nabal was enjoying himself}, and he [was] very drunk, so she did not tell him a thing, {nothing at all}, until the light of morning.

1 Samuel 25:11

Should I take my bread and my water and my meat which I have slaughtered for my shearers and give [it] to men whom I do not know where they [are] from?

Sheep » Offered in sacrifice under the law

Exodus 20:24

An altar of earth you will make for me, and you will sacrifice on it your burnt offerings and your fellowship offerings, your sheep and your cattle. In every place where I cause my name to be remembered, I will come to you, and I will bless you.

1 Kings 8:63

Solomon sacrificed the fellowship offerings which he offered to Yahweh: twenty-two thousand oxen and one hundred and twenty thousand sheep; and the king and all of the {Israelites} dedicated the house of Yahweh.

Leviticus 1:10

" 'But if his offering [is] from the flock, from the sheep or from the goats for a burnt offering, he must present an unblemished male.

1 Kings 8:5

King Solomon and all the assembly of Israel who were assembling with him in the presence of the ark [were] sacrificing sheep and oxen that could not be counted nor numbered because of abundance.

Sheep » Milk of, used as food

Deuteronomy 32:14

[With] curds from [the] herd, and [with] milk from [the] flock, with [the] fat of young rams, and rams, the offspring of Bashan, and with goats [along] with the finest kernels of wheat, and [from] the blood of grapes you drank fermented wine.

1 Corinthians 9:7

Who ever serves as a soldier at his own expense? Who plants a vineyard and does not eat the fruit of it? Who shepherds a flock and does not drink from the milk of the flock?

Isaiah 7:21-22

And this shall happen: on that day, a young man will keep a young cow of [the] herd and two sheep alive. And this shall happen: because of the abundance of milk production, he will eat curds, for every one that is left in the midst of the land will eat curds and honey.

Sheep » Figurative » Of the righteous

Jeremiah 50:17

Israel [is] a sheep scattered, lions drove [them] away. [The] first who devoured it [was] the king of Assyria, and now [at] the end Nebuchadnezzar, the king of Babylon, gnawed its bones."

Mark 14:27

And Jesus said to them, "You will all fall away, because it is written, 'I will strike the shepherd and the sheep will be scattered.'

Matthew 26:31

Then Jesus said to them, "You will all fall away because of me during this night, for it is written, 'I will strike the shepherd and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.'

John 10:1-16

"Truly, truly I say to you, the one who does not enter through the door into the fold of the sheep, but climbs up at some other place--that one is a thief and a robber. But the one who enters through the door is the shepherd of the sheep. For this one the doorkeeper opens, and the sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. read more.
Whenever he sends out all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him because they know his voice. And they will never follow a stranger, but will flee from him, because they do not know the voice of strangers." Jesus told them this parable, but they did not understand what it was that he was saying to them. Then Jesus said to them again, "Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. All those who came before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep do not listen to them. I am the door. If anyone enters through me, he will be saved, and will come in and will go out and will find pasture. The thief {comes only} so that he can steal and kill and destroy; I have come so that they may have life, and have [it] abundantly. "I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. The hired hand, who is not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, sees the wolf approaching and abandons the sheep and runs away--and the wolf seizes them and scatters [them]-- because he is a hired hand and {he is not concerned} about the sheep. "I am the good shepherd, and I know my [own], and my [own] know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father, and I lay down my life for the sheep. And I have other sheep which are not from this fold. I must bring these also, and they will hear my voice, and they will become one flock--one shepherd.

Sheep » Constituted a great part of patriarchal wealth

Genesis 24:35

Now Yahweh has blessed my master exceedingly, and he has become great. He has given to him sheep and cattle, silver and gold, male slaves and female slaves, and camels and donkeys.

Genesis 26:14

And he possessed sheep and cattle and many servants, so that the Philistines envied him.

Genesis 13:5

And Lot, who went with Abram, also had herds and tents.

Sheep » Offered in sacrifice from the earliest age

Genesis 15:9-10

And he said to him, "Take for me a three-year-old heifer, and a three-year-old female goat, and a three-year-old ram, and a turtledove and a young pigeon." And he took for him all these and cut them in pieces down the middle. And he put each piece opposite {the other}, but the birds he did not cut.

Sheep » Illustrative » (in proneness to wander,) of those who depart from God

Psalm 119:176

I have wandered like a lost sheep; seek your servant, because I do not forget your commands.

Sheep » Flocks of » Attended by members of the family

Exodus 2:16

[Now] the priest of Midian had seven daughters, and they came and drew water and filled the troughs to water their father's flock.

1 Samuel 16:11

Then Samuel said to Jesse, "{Are all the young men here}?" And he said, "The youngest still remains, but look, he [is] shepherding the flock." And Samuel said to Jesse, "Send and bring him, for we cannot {sit down} until he comes here."

Genesis 29:9

While he was speaking with them, Rachel came with the sheep which belonged to her father, for she was pasturing [them].

Sheep » Flocks of » Fed on the mountains

Exodus 3:1

And Moses was a shepherd with the flock of Jethro, his father-in-law, the priest of Midian, and he led the flock to the west [of] the desert, and he came to the mountain of God, to Horeb.

Ezekiel 34:6

My flock went astray upon all of the mountains and on every high hill, and [so] upon all the surface of the world my flock were scattered, and {there was no one seeking them}, and {there was no one searching for them}."

Ezekiel 34:13

And I will bring them out from the peoples, and I will gather them from the countries, and I will bring them to their soil, and I will feed them on the mountains of Israel, in the valleys, and in all of the settlements of the land.

Sheep » Skins of, made into a covering for the tabernacle

Exodus 25:5

and red-dyed ram skins, and fine leather, and acacia wood,

Exodus 39:34

and the covering of the red-dyed ram skins and the covering of fine leather and the curtain of the screen;

Exodus 36:10

And he joined five of the curtains {one to another}, and five curtains he joined {one to another}.

Sheep » Wool of, made into clothing

Job 31:20

if his loins have not blessed me, or by means of my sheep's fleece he has warmed himself,

Proverbs 31:13

She seeks wool and flax, and she works with the diligence of {her hands}.

Ezekiel 34:3

The fat you eat, and you clothe [yourself] [with] the wool; the well-nourished [animals] you slaughter, [but] you do not feed the flock.

Sheep » Flocks of » Kept in folds or cotes

1 Samuel 24:3

He came to the sheep pens beside the road, and a cave [was] there. Then Saul went in {to relieve himself}. Now David and his men [were] sitting in the innermost part of the cave.

2 Samuel 7:8

So then, thus you shall say to my servant David, 'Thus says Yahweh of hosts, "I took you from the pasture {from following} the sheep to be a leader over my people, over Israel,

John 10:1

"Truly, truly I say to you, the one who does not enter through the door into the fold of the sheep, but climbs up at some other place--that one is a thief and a robber.

Sheep » Were frequently » Destroyed by wild beasts

John 10:12

The hired hand, who is not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, sees the wolf approaching and abandons the sheep and runs away--and the wolf seizes them and scatters [them]--

Jeremiah 50:17

Israel [is] a sheep scattered, lions drove [them] away. [The] first who devoured it [was] the king of Assyria, and now [at] the end Nebuchadnezzar, the king of Babylon, gnawed its bones."

Micah 5:8

And the remnant of Jacob will be among the nations, in the midst of many peoples, like a lion among the wild animals of the forest, like a young lion among the herds of sheep which, when it passes through and treads [down] and tears in pieces, there is none who [can] deliver.

Sheep » Illustrative » Of the jews

Psalm 78:52

Then he led out his people like sheep and guided them like a herd in the wilderness.

Psalm 74:1

Why, O God, have you rejected [us] forever? [Why] does your anger smoke against the sheep of your pasture?

Psalm 79:13

Then we, your people and the flock of your pasture, we will give thanks to you forever. {Generation after generation} we will tell of your praise.

Sheep » Were frequently » Given as presents

1 Chronicles 12:40

And also their relatives, as far as Issachar and Zebulun and Naphtali, brought food on donkeys, on camels, on mules, and on oxen--provisions of flour, cakes of figs, raisin cakes, wine and oil, cattle and sheep in abundance, for [there was] great joy in Israel.

2 Samuel 17:29

honey, curds, sheep, cheese, and cattle for David and for the people who [were] with him to eat. For they had thought, "The troops [are] hungry and weary and thirsty in the wilderness."

Sheep » Were frequently » Given as tribute

2 Chronicles 17:11

And some of the Philistines brought a gift and silver to Jehoshaphat [as] tribute. The Arabians also brought him seven thousand seven hundred sheep and seven thousand seven hundred goats.

2 Kings 3:4

Now Mesha king of Moab was a sheep breeder, and he used to deliver to the king of Israel a hundred thousand male lambs and a hundred thousand wool rams.

Sheep » Flocks of » Made to rest at noon

Song of Songs 1:7

Tell me, [you] whom my {heart} loves, where do you pasture your flock, where do your sheep lie down at the noon? {For why should I be like} one who is veiled beside the flocks of your companions?

Sheep » Flocks of » Watered every day

Genesis 29:8-10

And they said, "We are not able, until all the flocks are gathered. Then the stone is rolled away from the mouth of the well, and we water the sheep." While he was speaking with them, Rachel came with the sheep which belonged to her father, for she was pasturing [them]. And it happened [that], when Jacob saw Rachel, the daughter of Laban, his mother's brother, and the sheep of Laban, his mother's brother, Jacob drew near and rolled away the stone from the mouth of the well and watered the sheep of Laban, his mother's brother.

Exodus 2:16-17

[Now] the priest of Midian had seven daughters, and they came and drew water and filled the troughs to water their father's flock. And the shepherds came and drove them away, but Moses stood up and came to their rescue and watered their flock.

Sheep » Males of, called rams

Jeremiah 51:40

"I will bring them down like young rams to slaughter, like rams and goats.

Sheep » Figurative

Psalm 74:1

Why, O God, have you rejected [us] forever? [Why] does your anger smoke against the sheep of your pasture?

1 Chronicles 21:17

Then David said to God, "Was it not I [who] gave a command to count the people? Now I [am] he who has sinned, and I have certainly done wickedness, but these sheep, what have they done? O Yahweh, my God, please let your hand be against me and against the house of my father, but against your people, [let there be] no plague."

Jeremiah 13:20

Lift up your eyes and see those coming from [the] north. Where [is] the flock that was given to you, {your magnificent flock}?

Sheep » Tribute (taxes) paid in

1 Chronicles 5:21

And they captured their livestock: fifty thousand of their camels; two hundred and fifty thousand sheep; two thousand donkeys; and one hundred thousand men alive.

2 Chronicles 17:11

And some of the Philistines brought a gift and silver to Jehoshaphat [as] tribute. The Arabians also brought him seven thousand seven hundred sheep and seven thousand seven hundred goats.

2 Kings 3:4

Now Mesha king of Moab was a sheep breeder, and he used to deliver to the king of Israel a hundred thousand male lambs and a hundred thousand wool rams.

Sheep » Shearing of

Genesis 31:19

Now Laban had gone to shear his sheep, and Rachel stole the idols that belonged to her father.

Genesis 38:12-17

{And in the course of time} the daughter of Shua, the wife of Judah, died. When Judah was consoled he went up to his sheepshearers, he and his friend Hirah the Adullamite, to Timnah. And it was told to Tamar, saying, "Look, your father-in-law is going up to Timnah to shear his sheep." So she removed the clothes of her widowhood and covered [herself] with the veil and disguised herself. And she sat at the entrance to Eynayim, which [is] on the way to Timnah, for she saw that Shelah was grown but she had not been given to him as a wife. read more.
And Judah saw her and reckoned her to [be] a prostitute, for she had covered her face. And he turned aside to her at the roadside and said, "Please come, let me come in to you," for he did not know that she [was] his daughter-in-law. And she said, "What will you give to me that you may come in to me?" And he said, "I will send a kid from the goats of the flock." And she said, "[Only] if you give a pledge until you send [it]."

Sheep » Illustrative » Of the people of Christ

John 21:16-17

He said to him again a second time, "Simon [son] of John, do you love me?" He said to him, "Yes, Lord, you know that I love you." He said to him, "Shepherd my sheep!" He said to him a third [time], "Simon [son] of John, do you love me?" Peter was distressed because he said to him a third [time], "Do you love me?" and he said to him, "Lord, you know everything! You know that I love you!" Jesus said to him, "Feed my sheep!

John 10:7-26

Then Jesus said to them again, "Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. All those who came before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep do not listen to them. I am the door. If anyone enters through me, he will be saved, and will come in and will go out and will find pasture. read more.
The thief {comes only} so that he can steal and kill and destroy; I have come so that they may have life, and have [it] abundantly. "I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. The hired hand, who is not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, sees the wolf approaching and abandons the sheep and runs away--and the wolf seizes them and scatters [them]-- because he is a hired hand and {he is not concerned} about the sheep. "I am the good shepherd, and I know my [own], and my [own] know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father, and I lay down my life for the sheep. And I have other sheep which are not from this fold. I must bring these also, and they will hear my voice, and they will become one flock--one shepherd. Because of this the Father loves me, because I lay down my life so that I may take possession of it again. No one takes it from me, but I lay it down {voluntarily}. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take possession of it again. This commandment I received from my Father." Again there was a division among the Jews because of these words. And many of them were saying, "He has a demon and is out of his mind! Why do you listen to him?" Others were saying, "These are not the words of one who is possessed by a demon! A demon is not able to open the eyes of the blind, [is it]?" Then the feast of the Dedication took place in Jerusalem. It was winter, and Jesus was walking in the temple in the Portico of Solomon. So the Jews surrounded him and began to say to him, "{How long will you keep us in suspense}? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly!" Jesus answered them, "I told you and you do not believe! The deeds that I do in the name of my Father, these testify about me. But you do not believe, because you are not of my sheep!

Sheep » Flocks of » Attended by servants

1 Samuel 17:20

David rose early in the morning and left the sheep with a keeper, and he took [the provisions] and went as Jesse had commanded him. He came to the encampment while the troops [were] going to the battle line, and they raised the war cry.

Isaiah 61:5

And strangers shall stand and feed your flocks, and {foreigners} [shall be] your farmers and vinedressers.

Sheep » Bleating of, alluded to

Judges 5:16

Why do you sit among the sheepfolds, to hear [the] calling sounds of the herds? For the clans of Reuben, [there were] great searchings of the heart.

1 Samuel 15:14

But Samuel said, "Then what [is] this bleating of the sheep [that I hear] in my ears and the lowing of the cattle that I am hearing?"

Sheep » Described as » Agile

Psalm 114:4

The mountains skipped like rams, [the] hills like {lambs}.

Psalm 114:6

O mountains, [that] you skipped like rams? O hills, like lambs?

Sheep » Young of, called lambs

Isaiah 11:6

And a wolf shall {stay} with a lamb, and a leopard shall lie down with a kid, and a calf and a lion and a fatling together {as a small boy leads} them.

Exodus 12:3

Speak to all the community of Israel, saying, 'On the tenth of this month, they will each take for themselves {a lamb for the family}, a lamb for the household.

Sheep » Feasting at the time of shearing

2 Samuel 13:23

{About two full years later}, Absalom's shearers were in Baal Hazor, which [is] near Ephraim, and Absalom summoned all the sons of the king.

1 Samuel 25:36

Then Abigail went to Nabal, and look, {he was holding a feast} in his house like the feast of the king. {Nabal was enjoying himself}, and he [was] very drunk, so she did not tell him a thing, {nothing at all}, until the light of morning.

1 Samuel 25:11

Should I take my bread and my water and my meat which I have slaughtered for my shearers and give [it] to men whom I do not know where they [are] from?

Sheep » Figurative » Parable of the lost

Luke 15:4-7

"What man of you, having a hundred sheep and losing one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the grassland and go after the one that was lost until he finds it? And [when he] has found [it], he places [it] on his shoulders, rejoicing. And [when he] returns to [his] home, he calls together [his] friends and neighbors, saying to them, 'Rejoice with me, because I have found my sheep that was lost!' read more.
I tell you that in the [same] way, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous people who have no need of repentance.

Matthew 18:11-13

What do you think? If {a certain man has} a hundred sheep, and one of them wanders away, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go [and] look for the one that wandered away? And if he happens to find it, truly I say to you that he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine that did not wander away.

Sheep » Flocks of » Followed the shepherd

John 10:4

Whenever he sends out all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him because they know his voice.

Sheep » Illustrative » (when found,) of restored sinners

Luke 15:5

And [when he] has found [it], he places [it] on his shoulders, rejoicing.

Sheep » Tithe of, given to the levites

2 Chronicles 31:4-6

Then he said to the people, to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, to give a gift for the priests and the Levites, so that they might be strong in the law of Yahweh. And the word spread. The Israelites gave abundantly [from] the firstfruits of grain, new wine, olive oil, honey, and all [kinds of] grains from the field. And they brought tithes of everything in abundance. Then the people of Israel and Judah who were living in the cities of Judah, they also brought a tithe of cattle and sheep and a tithe of consecrated objects to Yahweh their God. And they gave heaps [upon] heaps.

Sheep » Washed and shorn every year

Song of Songs 4:2

Your teeth [are] like a flock of shorn ewes that came up from the washing, all of them bearing twins, and there is none bereaved among them.

Sheep » Places celebrated for » Bashan

Deuteronomy 32:14

[With] curds from [the] herd, and [with] milk from [the] flock, with [the] fat of young rams, and rams, the offspring of Bashan, and with goats [along] with the finest kernels of wheat, and [from] the blood of grapes you drank fermented wine.

Sheep » Firstlings of, not to be shorn

Deuteronomy 15:19

"Every firstling male that is born of your herd and of your flock you shall consecrate to Yahweh your God; you shall not do work with the firstling of your ox, and you shall not shear the firstling of your flock.

Sheep » Illustrative » (separated from the goats,) of the separation of saints from the wicked

Matthew 25:32-33

And all the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate them from one another like a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. And he will place the sheep on his right and the goats on the left.

Sheep » First wool of, given to the priests

Deuteronomy 18:4

The firstfruits of your grain, your wine, and your olive oil and the firstfruits of the fleece of your sheep you shall give to him.

Sheep » Clean and used as food

Deuteronomy 14:4

These are the animals you may eat: ox, {sheep, goats},

Sheep » Firstlings of, could not be dedicated as a free-will offering

Leviticus 27:26

" 'However, a man shall not consecrate a firstborn among livestock, which belongs as firstborn to Yahweh; whether an ox {or} small livestock, it is for Yahweh.

Sheep » Described as » Innocent

2 Samuel 24:17

David spoke to Yahweh when he saw the angel destroying among the people, and he said, "Look, I have sinned and I have done wrong, but these sheep, what did they do? Please let your hand be against me and against the house of my father."

Sheep » Places celebrated for » Kedar

Ezekiel 27:21

Arabia and all of the leaders of Kedar [were] {your customers}; with young rams and [adult] rams and goats [they were] trading with them with you.

Sheep » Figurative » Of lost sinners

Matthew 10:6

but go instead to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

Sheep » Skins of, worn as clothing by the poor

Hebrews 11:37

They were stoned, they were sawed in two, they died by murder with a sword, they wandered about in sheepskins, in goatskins, impoverished, afflicted, mistreated,

Sheep » Firstlings of, not to be redeemed

Numbers 18:17

Only the firstborn of an ox or the firstborn of a sheep or the firstborn of a goat you will not redeem; they [are] holy. Their blood you will sprinkle over the altar, and their fat you will turn into smoke [as] an offering made by fire, a fragrance of appeasement for Yahweh.

Sheep » Illustrative » (lost,) of the unregenerate

Matthew 10:6

but go instead to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

Sheep » Flocks of » Fed in the valleys

Isaiah 65:10

And Sharon shall become a pasture for flocks, and the valley of Achor a resting place for herds for my people who have sought me.

Sheep » False prophets assume the simple appearance

Sheep » Places celebrated for » Nebaioth

Isaiah 60:7

All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered to you; the rams of Nebaioth shall serve you. They shall present a sacrifice for favor [on] my altar, and I will glorify {my honorable house}.

Sheep » Illustrative » (in patience and simplicity,) of patience, &c of Christ

Sheep » Illustrative » Of the wicked in their death

Psalm 49:14

Like sheep they are destined to Sheol; death will shepherd them. But the upright will rule over them in the morning, and their forms [will be for] Sheol to consume, [far from] his lofty abode.

Sheep » Described as » Sagacious

John 10:4-5

Whenever he sends out all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him because they know his voice. And they will never follow a stranger, but will flee from him, because they do not know the voice of strangers."

Sheep » Flocks of » Frequently covered the pastures

Psalm 65:13

[The] pasturelands put on flocks, and [the] valleys clothe themselves with grain. They shout in triumph; they even sing.

Sheep » Also » Jacob's management of

Genesis 30:32-40

Let me pass through all your flocks today, removing all the speckled and spotted sheep from them, along with every dark-colored sheep among the sheep, and the spotted and speckled among the goats. That shall be my wages. And my righteousness will answer for me {later} when you come concerning my wages before you. Every [one] that [is] not speckled or spotted among the goats, or dark-colored among the sheep shall be stolen [if it is] with me." Then Laban said, "Look! Very well. It shall be according to your word." read more.
But that day he removed the streaked and spotted male goats and all the speckled and spotted female goats, all that [had] white on it, and every dark-colored ram, and {put them in the charge of his sons}. And he put a journey of three days between him and Jacob, and Jacob pastured the remainder of Laban's flock. Then Jacob took fresh branches of poplar, almond, and plane trees and peeled white strips on them, exposing the white which [was] on the branches. And he set the branches that he had peeled in front of the flocks, in the troughs [and] in the water containers. And they were in heat when they came to drink. And the flocks mated by the branches, so the flocks bore streaked, speckled, and spotted. And Jacob separated the lambs and turned the faces of the flocks toward the streaked and all the dark-colored in Laban's flocks. And he put his own herds apart, and did not put them with the flocks of Laban.

Sheep » Under man's care from the earliest age

Sheep » Females of, called ewes

Psalm 78:71

He brought him from following nursing ewes to shepherd Jacob, his people, and Israel, his inheritance.

Sheep » Places celebrated for » Bozra

Micah 2:12

I will surely gather all of you, O Jacob; I will surely gather together the remainder of Israel. I will set them like sheep of Bozrah. Like a herd in the midst of their pasture they will be in tumult from people.

Sheep » Were frequently » Cut off by disease

Exodus 9:3

look, the hand of Yahweh [is] about to be [present with] a very {severe} plague on your livestock that are in the field, on the horses, on the donkeys, on the camels, on the cattle, and on the sheep and goats.

Sheep » Illustrative » Of those under God's judgment

Psalm 44:1

O God, we have heard with our ears; our ancestors have told us of work you worked in their days, in days of old.

Sheep » Flocks of » Conducted to the richest pastures

Sheep » Described as » Being covered with a fleece

Job 31:20

if his loins have not blessed me, or by means of my sheep's fleece he has warmed himself,

Sheep » Flocks of » Fled from strangers

John 10:5

And they will never follow a stranger, but will flee from him, because they do not know the voice of strangers."

Sheep » Also » Sharon

Isaiah 65:10

And Sharon shall become a pasture for flocks, and the valley of Achor a resting place for herds for my people who have sought me.

Sheep » Also » Kedar

Ezekiel 27:21

Arabia and all of the leaders of Kedar [were] {your customers}; with young rams and [adult] rams and goats [they were] trading with them with you.

Sheep » Offered in sacrifice » By abraham

Genesis 22:13

And Abraham lifted up his eyes and looked. And behold, a ram was caught in the thicket by his horns. And Abraham went and took the ram, and offered it as a burnt offering in place of his son.

Sheep » Figurative » Of the defenselessness of servants of God (greek: diakonoi)

Sheep » Figurative » Of backsliders

Jeremiah 50:6

My people have become lost sheep, their shepherds have caused them to go astray. They led them away [to the] mountains. From mountain to hill they have gone, they have forgotten their resting place.

Sheep » Flocks of » Guarded by dogs

Job 30:1

"But now [those] younger than I, as far as days, laugh at me, whose fathers I rejected for setting with the dogs of my sheep and goats.

Sheep » Also » Nebaioth

Isaiah 60:7

All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered to you; the rams of Nebaioth shall serve you. They shall present a sacrifice for favor [on] my altar, and I will glorify {my honorable house}.

Sheep » Also » Bozrah

Micah 2:12

I will surely gather all of you, O Jacob; I will surely gather together the remainder of Israel. I will set them like sheep of Bozrah. Like a herd in the midst of their pasture they will be in tumult from people.

Sheep » The land of bashan adapted to the raising of

Deuteronomy 32:14

[With] curds from [the] herd, and [with] milk from [the] flock, with [the] fat of young rams, and rams, the offspring of Bashan, and with goats [along] with the finest kernels of wheat, and [from] the blood of grapes you drank fermented wine.

Sheep » Milk of, used for food

Deuteronomy 32:14

[With] curds from [the] herd, and [with] milk from [the] flock, with [the] fat of young rams, and rams, the offspring of Bashan, and with goats [along] with the finest kernels of wheat, and [from] the blood of grapes you drank fermented wine.

Sheep » Offered in sacrifice » By noah

Sheep » The first fleece of, belonged to the priests and the levites

Deuteronomy 18:4

The firstfruits of your grain, your wine, and your olive oil and the firstfruits of the fleece of your sheep you shall give to him.

Sheep » Offered in sacrifice » By abel

Topics on Sheep

Christ And His Sheep

43;10;14

"I am the good shepherd, and I know my [own], and my [own] know me,

Lost Sheep

19;119;176

I have wandered like a lost sheep; seek your servant, because I do not forget your commands.

Possessing Sheep

1;4;2

{Then she bore} his brother Abel. And Abel became a keeper of sheep, and Cain became a tiller of the ground.

Sacrificing Cattle Sheep And Goats

2;29;1

"And this [is] the thing that you will do for them to consecrate them to serve as a priest for me: Take {one young bull} and two rams without defect

Scattered Like Sheep

40;9;36

And [when he] saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were weary and dejected, like sheep that did not have a shepherd.

Sheep And Goats

26;24;5

take the choicest of the flock, and also pile the bones under it; {boil it vigorously}; indeed, its bones boiled in the midst of it." '"

Sheep Shearing

9;25;7

Now I have heard that {you have shearers}. Now while your shepherds [were] with us, we did not mistreat them, and nothing of theirs [was] missing, all the days they were in Carmel.

Sheep, Figurative

40;10;16

"Behold, I am sending you out like sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.