" 'For this is what the Sovereign LORD says: I myself will search for my sheep1 and look after them.
As a shepherd2 looks after his scattered flock when he is with them, so will I look after my sheep. I will rescue them from all the places where they were scattered on a day of clouds and darkness.313
I will bring them out from the nations and gather4 them from the countries, and I will bring them into their own land.5678 I will pasture them on the mountains of Israel, in the ravines and in all the settlements in the land.9101114
I will tend them in a good pasture, and the mountain heights of Israel12 will be their grazing land. There they will lie down in good grazing land, and there they will feed in a rich pasture13 on the mountains of Israel.1415
I myself will tend my sheep and have them lie down,15 declares the Sovereign LORD.1616
I will search for the lost and bring back the strays. I will bind up17 the injured and strengthen the weak,18 but the sleek and the strong I will destroy.19 I will shepherd the flock with justice.20