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,
Cross ReferencesActs 20:29
I know that after my departure, savage wolves will come in among you and will not spare the flock.
These men are the hidden reefs in your love feasts, shamelessly feasting with you but shepherding only themselves. They are clouds without water, carried along by the wind; fruitless trees in autumn, twice dead after being uprooted.
"Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel. Prophesy and tell them that this is what the Lord GOD says: 'Woe to the shepherds of Israel, who only feed themselves! Should not the shepherds feed their flock?
They were scattered for lack of a shepherd, and when they were scattered, they became food for all the wild beasts.
Therefore, you shepherds, hear the word of the LORD:
therefore, you shepherds, hear the word of the LORD!'
therefore, O mountains of Israel, hear the word of the Lord GOD.' This is what the Lord GOD says to the mountains and hills, to the ravines and valleys, to the desolate ruins and abandoned cities, which have become plunder and a mockery to the rest of the nations all around.
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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Ezekiel 34:5, 6, 31
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1 Corinthians 9:15
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