'Flock' in the Bible
Then she also gave birth to his brother Abel. Now Abel became a shepherd of flocks, but Cain worked the ground.
And Abel also presented an offering—some of the firstborn of his flock and their fat portions. The Lord had regard for Abel and his offering,
Abraham separated seven ewe lambs from the flock.
Go to the flock and bring me two choice young goats, and I will make them into a delicious meal for your father—the kind he loves.
Then Jacob said, “Look, it is still broad daylight. It’s not time for the animals to be gathered. Water the flock, then go out and let them graze.”
Laban asked, “What should I give you?”And Jacob said, “You don’t need to give me anything. If you do this one thing for me, I will continue to shepherd and keep your flock.
He put a three-day journey between himself and Jacob. Jacob, meanwhile, was shepherding the rest of Laban’s flock.
Whenever the stronger of the flock were breeding, Jacob placed the branches in the troughs, in full view of the flocks, and they would breed in front of the branches.
I’ve been with you these 20 years. Your ewes and female goats have not miscarried, and I have not eaten the rams from your flock.
I did not bring you any of the flock torn by wild beasts; I myself bore the loss. You demanded payment from me for what was stolen by day or by night.
“I will send you a young goat from my flock,” he replied.But she said, “Only if you leave something with me until you send it.”
Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters. They came to draw water and filled the troughs to water their father’s flock.
Then some shepherds arrived and drove them away, but Moses came to their rescue and watered their flock.
They answered, “An Egyptian rescued us from the shepherds. He even drew water for us and watered the flock.”
Meanwhile, Moses was shepherding the flock of his father-in-law Jethro, the priest of Midian. He led the flock to the far side of the wilderness and came to Horeb, the mountain of God.
Tell the whole community of Israel that on the tenth day of this month they must each select an animal of the flock according to their fathers’ households, one animal per household.
Then Moses summoned all the elders of Israel and said to them, “Go, select an animal from the flock according to your families, and slaughter the Passover animal.
You must redeem every firstborn of a donkey with a flock animal, but if you do not redeem it, break its neck. However, you must redeem every firstborn among your sons.
Do the same with your cattle and your flock. Let them stay with their mothers for seven days, but on the eighth day you are to give them to Me.
“Speak to the Israelites and tell them: When any of you brings an offering to the Lord from the livestock, you may bring your offering from the herd or the flock.
“But if his gift for a burnt offering is from the flock, from sheep or goats, he is to present an unblemished male.
“If his offering as a fellowship sacrifice to the Lord is from the flock, he must present a male or female without blemish.
He must bring his restitution for the sin he has committed to the Lord: a female lamb or goat from the flock as a sin offering. In this way the priest will make atonement on his behalf for his sin.
“But if he cannot afford an animal from the flock, then he may bring to the Lord two turtledoves or two young pigeons as restitution for his sin—one as a sin offering and the other as a burnt offering.
“If someone offends by sinning unintentionally in regard to any of the Lord’s holy things, he must bring his restitution offering to the Lord: an unblemished ram from the flock (based on your assessment of its value in silver shekels, according to the sanctuary shekel) as a restitution offering.
He must bring an unblemished ram from the flock according to your assessment of its value as a restitution offering to the priest. Then the priest will make atonement on his behalf for the error he has committed unintentionally, and he will be forgiven.
Then he must bring his restitution offering to the Lord: an unblemished ram from the flock according to your assessment of its value as a restitution offering to the priest.
“When a man presents a fellowship sacrifice to the Lord to fulfill a vow or as a freewill offering from the herd or flock, it has to be unblemished to be acceptable; there must be no defect in it.
You may sacrifice as a freewill offering any animal from the herd or flock that has an elongated or stunted limb, but it is not acceptable as a vow offering.
But you are not to slaughter an animal from the herd or flock on the same day as its young.
“But no one can consecrate a firstborn of the livestock, whether an animal from the herd or flock, to the Lord, because a firstborn already belongs to the Lord.
Every tenth animal from the herd or flock, which passes under the shepherd’s rod, will be holy to the Lord.
and you make a fire offering to the Lord from the herd or flock—either a burnt offering or a sacrifice, to fulfill a vow, or as a freewill offering, or at your appointed festivals—to produce a pleasing aroma for the Lord,
Within your gates you may not eat: the tenth of your grain, new wine, or oil; the firstborn of your herd or flock; any of your vow offerings that you pledge; your freewill offerings; or your personal contributions.
If the place where Yahweh your God chooses to put His name is too far from you, you may slaughter any of your herd or flock He has given you, as I have commanded you, and you may eat it within your gates whenever you want.
You are to eat a tenth of your grain, new wine, and oil, and the firstborn of your herd and flock, in the presence of Yahweh your God at the place where He chooses to have His name dwell, so that you will always learn to fear the Lord your God.
Give generously to him from your flock, your threshing floor, and your winepress. You are to give him whatever the Lord your God has blessed you with.
“You must consecrate to the Lord your God every firstborn male produced by your herd and flock. You are not to put the firstborn of your oxen to work or shear the firstborn of your flock.
Sacrifice to Yahweh your God a Passover animal from the herd or flock in the place where the Lord chooses to have His name dwell.
You are to give him the firstfruits of your grain, new wine, and oil, and the first sheared wool of your flock.
Your ox will be slaughtered before your eyes, but you will not eat any of it. Your donkey will be taken away from you and not returned to you. Your flock will be given to your enemies, and no one will help you.
cream from the herd and milk from the flock,with the fat of lambs,rams from Bashan, and goats,with the choicest grains of wheat;you drank wine from the finest grapes.
but David kept going back and forth from Saul to tend his father’s flock in Bethlehem.
So David got up early in the morning, left the flock with someone to keep it, loaded up, and set out as Jesse had instructed him.He arrived at the perimeter of the camp as the army was marching out to its battle formation shouting their battle cry.
David answered Saul: “Your servant has been tending his father’s sheep. Whenever a lion or a bear came and carried off a lamb from the flock,
19 They pledged to send their wives away, and being guilty, they offered a ram from the flock for their guilt;
The wicked displace boundary markers.They steal a flock and provide pasture for it.
You led Your people like a flockby the hand of Moses and Aaron.
He led His people out like sheepand guided them like a flock in the wilderness.
For the choir director: according to “The Lilies.” A testimony of Asaph. A psalm.Listen, Shepherd of Israel,who leads Joseph like a flock;You who sit enthroned on the cherubim,rise up
Know well the condition of your flock,and pay attention to your herds,
M If you do not know,most beautiful of women,follow the tracks of the flock,and pasture your young goatsnear the shepherds’ tents.
M How beautiful you are, my darling.How very beautiful!Behind your veil,your eyes are doves.Your hair is like a flock of goatsstreaming down Mount Gilead.
Your teeth are like a flock of newly shorn sheepcoming up from washing,each one having a twin,and not one missing.
Turn your eyes away from me,for they captivate me.Your hair is like a flock of goatsstreaming down from Gilead.
Your teeth are like a flock of ewescoming up from washing,each one having a twin,and not one missing.
He protects His flock like a shepherd;He gathers the lambs in His armsand carries them in the fold of His garment.He gently leads those that are nursing.
Then He remembered the days of the past,the days of Moses and his people.Where is He who brought them out of the seawith the shepherds of His flock?Where is He who put His Holy Spirit among the flock?
For the shepherds are stupid:they don’t seek the Lord.Therefore they have not prospered,and their whole flock is scattered.
But if you will not listen,my innermost being will weep in secretbecause of your pride.My eyes will overflow with tears,for the Lord’s flock has been taken captive.
Look up and seethose coming from the north.Where is the flock entrusted to you,the sheep that were your pride?
“Therefore, this is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says about the shepherds who shepherd My people: You have scattered My flock, banished them, and have not attended to them. I will attend to you because of your evil acts”—this is the Lord’s declaration.
“I will gather the remnant of My flock from all the lands where I have banished them, and I will return them to their grazing land. They will become fruitful and numerous.
Wail, you shepherds, and cry out.Roll in the dust, you leaders of the flock.Because the days of your slaughter have come,you will fall and become shattered like a precious vase.
Flight will be impossible for the shepherds,and escape, for the leaders of the flock.
Hear the sound of the shepherds’ cry,the wail of the leaders of the flock,for the Lord is destroying their pasture.
Nations, hear the word of the Lord,and tell it among the far off coastlands!Say: The One who scattered Israel will gather him.He will watch over him as a shepherd guards his flock,
Escape from Babylon;depart from the Chaldeans’ land.Be like the rams that lead the flock.
With you I will smash the shepherd and his flock;with you I will smash the farmer and his ox-team.With you I will smash governors and officials.
Take the choicest of the flockand also pile up the fuel under it.Bring it to a boiland cook the bones in it.”
“Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel. Prophesy, and say to them: This is what the Lord God says to the shepherds: Woe to the shepherds of Israel, who have been feeding themselves! Shouldn’t the shepherds feed their flock?
You eat the fat, wear the wool, and butcher the fattened animals, but you do not tend the flock.
My flock went astray on all the mountains and every high hill. They were scattered over the whole face of the earth, and there was no one searching or seeking for them.
As I live”—the declaration of the Lord God—“because My flock has become prey and food for every wild animal since they lack a shepherd, for My shepherds do not search for My flock, and because the shepherds feed themselves rather than My flock,
“This is what the Lord God says: Look, I am against the shepherds. I will demand My flock from them and prevent them from shepherding the flock. The shepherds will no longer feed themselves, for I will rescue My flock from their mouths so that they will not be food for them.
“For this is what the Lord God says: See, I Myself will search for My flock and look for them.
As a shepherd looks for his sheep on the day he is among his scattered flock, so I will look for My flock. I will rescue them from all the places where they have been scattered on a cloudy and dark day.
I will tend My flock and let them lie down.” This is the declaration of the Lord God.
“The Lord God says to you, My flock: I am going to judge between one sheep and another, between the rams and male goats.
Yet My flock has to feed on what your feet have trampled, and drink what your feet have muddied.
I will save My flock, and they will no longer be prey for you. I will judge between one sheep and another.
The trees of the field will give their fruit, and the land will yield its produce; My flock will be secure in their land. They will know that I am Yahweh when I break the bars of their yoke and rescue them from the hands of those who enslave them.
“You are My flock, the human flock of My pasture, and I am your God.” This is the declaration of the Lord God.
“This is what the Lord God says: I will respond to the house of Israel and do this for them: I will multiply them in number like a flock.
So the ruined cities will be filled with a flock of people, just as the flock of sheep for sacrifice is filled in Jerusalem during its appointed festivals. Then they will know that I am Yahweh.”
When you have finished the purification, you are to present a young, unblemished bull and an unblemished ram from the flock.
You will offer a goat for a sin offering each day for seven days. A young bull and a ram from the flock, both unblemished, must also be offered.
And the quota from the flock is one animal out of every 200 from the well-watered pastures of Israel. These are for the grain offerings, burnt offerings, and fellowship offerings, to make atonement for the people.” This is the declaration of the Lord God.
They lie on beds inlaid with ivory,sprawled out on their couches,and dine on lambs from the flockand calves from the stall.
But the Lord took me from following the flock and said to me, ‘Go, prophesy to My people Israel.’”
Then he issued a decree in Nineveh:By order of the king and his nobles: No man or beast, herd or flock, is to taste anything at all. They must not eat or drink water.
I will indeed gather all of you, Jacob;I will collect the remnant of Israel.I will bring them together like sheep in a pen,like a flock in the middle of its fold.It will be noisy with people.
And you, watchtower for the flock,fortified hill of Daughter Zion,the former rule will come to you,sovereignty will come to Daughter Jerusalem.
Shepherd Your people with Your staff,the flock that is Your possession.They live alone in a woodlandsurrounded by pastures.Let them graze in Bashan and Gileadas in ancient times.
The Lord their God will save them on that dayas the flock of His people;for they are like jewels in a crown,sparkling over His land.
My anger burns against the shepherds,so I will punish the leaders.For the Lord of Hosts has tended His flock,the house of Judah;He will make them like His majestic steed in battle.
Yahweh my God says this: “Shepherd the flock intended for slaughter.
So I shepherded the flock intended for slaughter, the afflicted of the flock. I took two staffs, calling one Favor and the other Union, and I shepherded the flock.
It was annulled on that day, and so the afflicted of the flock who were watching me knew that it was the word of the Lord.
Woe to the worthless shepherdwho deserts the flock!May a sword strike his armand his right eye!May his arm wither awayand his right eye go completely blind!”
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