'Shepherd' in the Bible
Then she also gave birth to his brother Abel. Now Abel became a shepherd of flocks, but Cain worked the ground.
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.
Then he blessed Joseph and said:The God before whom my fathers Abraham and Isaac walked,the God who has been my shepherd all my life to this day,
Yet his bow remained steady,and his strong arms were made agileby the hands of the Mighty One of Jacob,by the name of the Shepherd, the Rock of Israel,
who will go out before them and come back in before them, and who will bring them out and bring them in, so that the Lord’s community won’t be like sheep without a shepherd.”
Even while Saul was king over us, you were the one who led us out to battle and brought us back. The Lord also said to you, ‘You will shepherd My people Israel and be ruler over Israel.’”
In all My journeys with all the Israelites, have I ever asked anyone among the tribes of Israel, whom I commanded to shepherd My people Israel: Why haven’t you built Me a house of cedar?’
So Micaiah said:I saw all Israel scattered on the hillslike sheep without a shepherd.And the Lord said,“They have no master;let everyone return home in peace.”
Even when Saul was king, you led us out to battle and brought us back. The Lord your God also said to you, ‘You will shepherd My people Israel and be ruler over My people Israel.’”
In all My travels throughout Israel, have I ever spoken a word to even one of the judges of Israel, whom I commanded to shepherd My people, asking: Why haven’t you built Me a house of cedar?’
So Micaiah said:I saw all Israel scattered on the hillslike sheep without a shepherd.And the Lord said,“They have no master;let each return home in peace.”
A Davidic psalm.The Lord is my shepherd;there is nothing I lack.
Save Your people, bless Your possession,shepherd them, and carry them forever.
Like sheep they are headed for Sheol;Death will shepherd them.The upright will rule over them in the morning,and their form will waste away in Sheol,far from their lofty abode.
He brought him from tending ewesto be shepherd over His people Jacob—over Israel, His inheritance.
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
The sayings of the wise are like goads, and those from masters of collections are like firmly embedded nails. The sayings are given by one Shepherd.
Like wandering gazellesand like sheep without a shepherd,each one will turn to his own people,each one will flee to his own land.
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.
who says to Cyrus, “My shepherd,he will fulfill all My pleasure”and says to Jerusalem, “She will be rebuilt,”and of the temple, “Its foundation will be laid.”
I will give you shepherds who are loyal to Me, and they will shepherd you with knowledge and skill.
But I have not run away from being Your shepherd,and I have not longed for the fatal day.You know my words were spoken in Your presence.
“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 raise up shepherds over them who will shepherd them. They will no longer be afraid or dismayed, nor will any be missing.” This is the Lord’s declaration.
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,
I will kindle a fire in the temples of Egypt’s gods, and he will burn them and take them prisoner. He will clean the land of Egypt as a shepherd picks lice off his garment, and he will leave there unscathed.
“Look, it will be like a lion coming from the thickets of the Jordan to the watered grazing land. Indeed, I will chase Edom away from her land in a flash. I will appoint whoever is chosen for her. For who is like Me? Who will summon Me? Who is the shepherd who can stand against Me?”
“Look, it will be like a lion coming from the thickets of the Jordan to the watered grazing land. Indeed, I will chase Babylon away from her land in a flash. I will appoint whoever is chosen for her. For who is like Me? Who will summon Me? Who is the shepherd who can stand against Me?”
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.
They were scattered for lack of a shepherd; they became food for all the wild animals when they were scattered.
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,
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 bring them out from the peoples, gather them from the countries, and bring them into their own land. I will shepherd them on the mountains of Israel, in the ravines, and in all the inhabited places of the land.
“I will seek the lost, bring back the strays, bandage the injured, and strengthen the weak, but I will destroy the fat and the strong. I will shepherd them with justice.
I will appoint over them a single shepherd, My servant David, and he will shepherd them. He will tend them himself and will be their shepherd.
My servant David will be king over them, and there will be one shepherd for all of them. They will follow My ordinances, and keep My statutes and obey them.
For Israel is as obstinate as a stubborn cow.Can the Lord now shepherd themlike a lamb in an open meadow?
The Lord says:As the shepherd snatches two legsor a piece of an earfrom the lion’s mouth,so the Israelites who live in Samariawill be rescuedwith only the corner of a bedor the cushion of a couch.
He will stand and shepherd themin the strength of Yahweh,in the majestic name of Yahweh His God.They will live securely,for then His greatness will extendto the ends of the earth.
They will shepherd the land of Assyria with the sword,the land of Nimrod with a drawn blade.So He will rescue us from Assyriawhen it invades our land,when it marches against our territory.
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.
For the idols speak falsehood,and the diviners see illusions;they relate empty dreamsand offer empty comfort.Therefore the people wander like sheep;they suffer affliction because there is no shepherd.
Yahweh my God says this: “Shepherd the flock intended for slaughter.
Then I said, “I will no longer shepherd you. Let what is dying die, and let what is going astray go astray; let the rest devour each other’s flesh.”
The Lord also said to me: “Take the equipment of a foolish shepherd.
I am about to raise up a shepherd in the land who will not care for those who are going astray, and he will not seek the lost or heal the broken. He will not sustain the healthy, but he will devour the flesh of the fat sheep and tear off their hooves.
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!”
Sword, awake against My shepherd,against the man who is My associate—this is the declaration of the Lord of Hosts.Strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered;I will also turn My hand against the little ones.
And you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,are by no means least among the leaders of Judah:because out of you will come a leaderwho will shepherd My people Israel.”
When He saw the crowds, He felt compassion for them, because they were weary and worn out, like sheep without a shepherd.
All the nationswill be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, just as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats.
Then Jesus said to them, “Tonight all of you will run away because of Me, for it is written:I will strike the shepherd,and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.
So as He stepped ashore, He saw a huge crowd and had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. Then He began to teach them many things.
Then Jesus said to them, “All of you will run away,because it is written:I will strike the shepherd,and the sheepwill be scattered.
The one who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.
“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.
The hired man, since he is not the shepherd and doesn’t own the sheep, leaves them and runs away when he sees a wolf coming. The wolf then snatches and scatters them.
“I am the good shepherd. I know My own sheep, and they know Me,
But I have other sheep that are not of this fold; I must bring them also, and they will listen to My voice. Then there will be one flock, one shepherd.
A second time He asked him, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me?”“Yes, Lord,” he said to Him, “You know that I love You.” “Shepherd My sheep,” He told him.
Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock that the Holy Spirit has appointed you to as overseers, to shepherd the church of God, which He purchased with His own blood.
Now may the God of peace, who brought up from the dead our Lord Jesus—the great Shepherd of the sheep—with the blood of the everlasting covenant,
For you were like sheep going astray,but you have now returnedto the Shepherd and Guardian of your souls.
Shepherd God’s flock among you, not overseeing out of compulsion but freely, according to God’s will; not for the money but eagerly;
And when the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory.
and he will shepherdthem with an iron scepter;he will shatter them like pottery—just as I have received this from My Father.
For the Lamb who is at the center of the thronewill shepherd them;He will guide them to springs of living waters,and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.
But she gave birth to a Son—a male who is going to shepherd all nations with an iron scepter—and her child was caught up to God and to His throne.
A sharp sword came from His mouth, so that He might strike the nations with it. He will shepherd them with an iron scepter. He will also trample the winepress of the fierce anger of God, the Almighty.
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