Then they approached him and said, "Here's where we're going to build corrals for our cattle and cities for our families,
So after you've built cities for your families and corrals for your cattle, be sure to keep your promises."
Beth-nimrah, and Beth-haran as fortified cities with corrals for sheep.
"And you, watchtower of the flock, you stronghold of the daughter of Zion, it will happen even to you: The former dominion, even the kingdom of the daughter of Jerusalem, will come.
When you men lie down among the sheepfolds, you are like the wings of the dove covered with silver, with its feathers in glittering gold."
The righteous person looks out for the welfare of his livestock, but even the compassion of the wicked is cruel.
The one who enters through the gate is the shepherd of the sheep.
Keep well informed of the condition of your flocks and pay attention to your herds,
you are to tell him, "Your servants have been taking care of livestock since we were youths. We and our ancestors have taken care of livestock.' That way, you'll be able to live in the Goshen territory, since shepherds are detestable to the Egyptians."
This is what the LORD says: "Just as a shepherd might save from the lion's mouth only two leg bones or a scrap of an ear, the Israelis will be saved in a similar manner those in Samaria who sit on the remains of their broken beds, and those in Damascus who lie on the edge of their couches."
The LORD told me, "Pick up the tools of a worthless shepherd again,
"Woe to the worthless shepherd, who deserts the flock! May the sword strike his arm and his right eye. May his arm wither and his right eye be completely blind."
Now when those who had been taking care of the pigs ran away, they came into the city and reported everything, especially what had happened to the demon-possessed men.
Now when those who had been taking care of the pigs saw what had happened, they ran away and reported it in the city and in the countryside.
"Suppose a man among you has a servant plowing or watching sheep. Would he say to him when he comes in from the field, "Come at once and have something to eat'?
Strangers will stand and feed your flocks, and foreigners will work your land and dress your vines.
There was strife between the herdsmen in charge of Abram's livestock and the herdsmen in charge of Lot's livestock. Also, at that time the Canaanites and the Perizzites were living in the land.
But the herdsmen who lived in Gerar quarreled with Isaac's herdsmen. "The water is ours," they said. As a result, Isaac named the well Esek, for they had fiercely disputed with him about it.
Some shepherds came to drive them away, but Moses got up, came to their rescue, and watered their sheep.
"An Egyptian rescued us from the shepherds," they replied, "and he even drew water for us and watered the sheep!"
For this is what the LORD told me: "Just as a lion or a young lion growls over his objects of prey, even when a whole band of shepherds is called out against it, it is not alarmed at their shouting or disturbed by their clamor so the LORD of the Heavenly Armies will come down to do battle on Mount Zion and on its hill.
I'll smash the shepherd and his flock with you. I'll smash the farmer and his team of oxen with you. I'll smash governors and officials with you.
Then the shepherds returned to their flock, glorifying and praising God for everything they had heard and seen, just as it had been told to them.