They came near to him, and said, "We will build sheepfolds here for our livestock, and cities for our little ones:
Build cities for your little ones, and folds for your sheep; and do that which has proceeded out of your mouth."
and Beth Nimrah, and Beth Haran: fortified cities, and folds for sheep.
You, tower of the flock, the hill of the daughter of Zion, to you it will come, yes, the former dominion will come, the kingdom of the daughter of Jerusalem.
while you sleep among the campfires, the wings of a dove sheathed with silver, her feathers with shining gold.
A righteous man respects the life of his animal, but the tender mercies of the wicked are cruel.
But one who enters in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.
Know well the state of your flocks, and pay attention to your herds:
that you shall say, 'Your servants have been keepers of livestock from our youth even until now, both we, and our fathers:' that you may dwell in the land of Goshen; for every shepherd is an abomination to the Egyptians."
Thus says Yahweh: "As the shepherd rescues out of the mouth of the lion two legs, or a piece of an ear, so shall the children of Israel be rescued who sit in Samaria on the corner of a couch, and on the silken cushions of a bed."
Yahweh said to me, "Take for yourself yet again the equipment of a foolish shepherd.
Woe to the worthless shepherd who leaves the flock! The sword will be on his arm, and on his right eye. His arm will be completely withered, and his right eye will be totally blinded!"
Those who fed them fled, and went away into the city, and told everything, including what happened to those who were possessed with demons.
When those who fed them saw what had happened, they fled, and told it in the city and in the country.
But who is there among you, having a servant plowing or keeping sheep, that will say, when he comes in from the field, 'Come immediately and sit down at the table,'
Strangers shall stand and feed your flocks, and foreigners shall be your plowmen and your vinedressers.
There was a strife between the herdsmen of Abram's livestock and the herdsmen of Lot's livestock: and the Canaanite and the Perizzite lived in the land at that time.
The herdsmen of Gerar argued with Isaac's herdsmen, saying, "The water is ours." He called the name of the well Esek, because they contended with him.
The shepherds came and drove them away; but Moses stood up and helped them, and watered their flock.
They said, "An Egyptian delivered us out of the hand of the shepherds, and moreover he drew water for us, and watered the flock."
For thus says Yahweh to me, "As the lion and the young lion growling over his prey, if a multitude of shepherds is called together against him, will not be dismayed at their voice, nor abase himself for the noise of them, so Yahweh of Armies will come down to fight on Mount Zion and on its heights.
and with you will I break in pieces 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 governors and deputies.
The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, just as it was told them.