'Flight' in the Bible
How can one person chase a thousand of them and two put a myriad to flight, unless their Rock delivers them and the LORD gives them up?
Beriah and Shema, leaders of ancestral households in Aijalon who put to flight the inhabitants of Gath,
Like a fluttering sparrow or a swallow in flight, a curse without cause will not alight.
For you won't go out in haste, nor will you go in flight; for the LORD will go before you; and the God of Israel will be your rear guard. He is called the God of all the earth."
Flight will be impossible for the shepherds, as will be escape for the leaders of the flock.