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katapi HOME Ezekiel 34:1-10 - The shepherds of Israel.  Eze.34.1-10

34 1 1These were the words of the LORD to me: 34 2 Prophesy, man, against the shepherds of Israel; prophesy and say to them, You shepherds, these are the words of the Lord GOD: How I hate the shepherds of Israel who care only for themselves! Should not the shepherd care for the sheep? 34 3 You consume the milk, wear the wool, and slaughter the fat beasts, but you do not feed the sheep. 34 4 You have not encouraged the weary, tended the sick, bandaged the hurt, recovered the straggler, or searched for the lost; and even the strong you have driven with ruthless severity. 34 5 They are scattered, they have no shepherd, they have become the prey of wild beasts. 34 6 My sheep go straying over the mountains and on every high hill, my flock is dispersed over the whole country, with no one to ask after them or search for them.

34 7 Therefore, you shepherds, hear the words of the LORD. 34 8 As surely as I live, says the Lord GOD, because my sheep are ravaged by wild beasts and have become their prey for lack of a shepherd, because my shepherds have not asked after the sheep but have cared only for themselves and not for the sheep— 34 9 therefore, you shepherds, hear the words of the LORD. 34 10 These are the words of the Lord GOD: I am against the shepherds and will demand my sheep from them. I will dismiss those shepherds: they shall care only for themselves no longer; I will rescue my sheep from their jaws, and they shall feed on them no more.

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