And they came near unto him, and said, We will build sheepfolds here for our cattle, and cities for our little ones:
Build you cities for your little ones, and folds for your sheep; and do that which hath proceeded out of your mouth.
And Bethnimrah, and Bethharan, fenced cities: and folds for sheep.
And thou, O tower of the flock, the strong hold of the daughter of Zion, unto thee shall it come, even the first dominion; the kingdom shall come to the daughter of Jerusalem.
Though ye have lien among the pots, yet shall ye be as the wings of a dove covered with silver, and her feathers with yellow gold.
A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast: but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.
But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.
Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds.
That ye shall say, Thy servants' trade hath been about cattle from our youth even until now, both we, and also our fathers: that ye may dwell in the land of Goshen; for every shepherd is an abomination unto the Egyptians.
Thus saith the LORD; As the shepherd taketh 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 in Damascus in a couch.
And the LORD said unto me, Take unto thee yet the instruments of a foolish shepherd.
Woe to the idol shepherd that leaveth the flock! the sword shall be upon his arm, and upon his right eye: his arm shall be clean 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 every thing, and what was befallen to the possessed of the devils.
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 meat?
And strangers 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 herdmen of Abram's cattle and the herdmen of Lot's cattle: and the Canaanite and the Perizzite dwelled then in the land.
And the herdmen of Gerar did strive with Isaac's herdmen, 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 hath the LORD spoken unto me, Like as the lion and the young lion roaring on his prey, when a multitude of shepherds is called forth against him, he will not be afraid of their voice, nor abase himself for the noise of them: so shall the LORD of hosts come down to fight for mount Zion, and for the hill thereof.
I will also break in pieces with thee the shepherd and his flock; and with thee will I break in pieces the husbandman and his yoke of oxen; and with thee 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.