They were scattered for lack of a shepherd, and when they were scattered, they became food for all the wild beasts.
Cross ReferencesMatthew 9:36
When He saw the crowds, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.
When Jesus stepped ashore and saw a large crowd, He had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. And He began to teach them many things.
who will go out and come in before them, and who will lead them out and bring them in, so that the congregation of the LORD will not be like sheep without a shepherd."
2 Chronicles 18:16
So Micaiah declared: "I saw all Israel scattered on the hills like sheep without a shepherd. And the LORD said, 'These people have no master; let each one return home in peace.'"
For the shepherds have become senseless and do not seek the LORD. Therefore they have not prospered, and all their flock is scattered.
Therefore, this is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says about the shepherds who tend My people: "You have scattered My flock and driven them away, and have not attended to them. Behold, I will attend to you for the evil of your deeds, declares the LORD.
My people are lost sheep; their shepherds have led them astray, causing them to roam the mountains. They have wandered from mountain to hill; they have forgotten their resting place.
All who found them devoured them, and their enemies said, 'We are not guilty, for they have sinned against the LORD, the habitation of righteousness, the LORD, the hope of their fathers.'
As surely as I live, declares the Lord GOD, because My flock lacks a shepherd and has become prey and food for every wild beast, and because My shepherds did not search for My flock but fed themselves instead,
They will no longer be prey for the nations, and the beasts of the earth will not consume them. They will dwell securely, and no one will frighten them.
For idols speak deceit and diviners see illusions; they tell false dreams and offer empty comfort. Therefore the people wander like sheep, oppressed for lack of a shepherd.
Chapter Outline1. A reproof of the shepherds
7. God's judgment against them
11. His providence over his flock
20. The kingdom of Christ
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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Ezekiel 33:21, 28
1 Kings 22:17, 17
2 Chronicles 18:16
Jeremiah 50:6, 17
because there is no shepherd.
Zechariah 10:2, 3
and they became
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