And they came near unto him, and said, We will build sheepfolds here for our flocks, and cities for our little ones:
Build you cities for your little ones, and folds for your sheep; and do that which has proceeded out of your mouth.
And Bethnimrah, and Bethharan, fortified cities: and folds for sheep.
And you, O tower of the flock, the stronghold of the daughter of Zion, unto you shall it come, even the former dominion; the kingdom shall come to the daughter of Jerusalem.
Though you have slept among the sheepfolds, yet shall you be as the wings of a dove covered with silver, and her feathers with yellow gold.
A righteous man regards the life of his animal: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.
But he that enters in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.
Be diligent to know the state of your flocks, and look well to your herds.
That you shall say, Your servants' trade has been about cattle from our youth even until now, both we, and also our fathers: that you may dwell in the land of Goshen; for every shepherd is an abomination unto the Egyptians.
Thus says the LORD; As the shepherd takes out of the mouth of the lion two legs, or a piece of an ear; so shall the children of Israel be taken out that dwell in Samaria in the corner of a bed, and on the edge of a couch.
And the LORD said unto me, Take unto you yet the implements of a foolish shepherd.
Woe to the worthless shepherd that leaves the flock! the sword shall be upon his arm, and upon his right eye: his arm shall be wholly dried up, and his right eye shall be utterly darkened.
And they that kept them fled, and went their ways into the city, and told everything, and what was befallen to him possessed of the demons.
When they that fed them saw what was done, they fled, and went and told it in the city and in the country.
But which of you, having a servant plowing or feeding cattle, will say unto him by and by, when he is come from the field, Go and sit down to eat?
And foreigners shall stand and feed your flocks, and the sons of the alien shall be your plowmen and your vinedressers.
And there was a strife between the herdsmen of Abram's cattle and the herdsmen of Lot's cattle: and the Canaanites and the Perizzites dwelled then in the land.
And the herdsmen of Gerar did strive with Isaac's herdsmen, saying, The water is ours: and he called the name of the well Esek; because they strove with him.
And the shepherds came and drove them away: but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock.
And they said, An Egyptian delivered us out of the hand of the shepherds, and also drew water enough for us, and watered the flock.
For thus has the LORD spoken unto me, Like the lion and the young lion roaring over his prey, when a multitude of shepherds is called forth against him, he will not be afraid of their voice, nor disturbed by the noise of them: so shall the LORD of hosts come down to fight for mount Zion, and for its hill.
I will also break in pieces with you the shepherd and his flock; and with you will I break in pieces the farmer and his yoke of oxen; and with you will I break in pieces captains and rulers.
And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.