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Ezekiel 34:1-6 (New International Version)

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Shepherds and Sheep

1 The word of the LORD came to me: 2 "Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel; prophesy and say to them: 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Woe to the shepherds of Israel who only take care of themselves! Should not shepherds take care of the flock?1 3 You eat the curds, clothe yourselves with the wool and slaughter the choice animals, but you do not take care of the flock.2 4 You have not strengthened the weak or healed3 the sick or bound up4 the injured. You have not brought back the strays or searched for the lost. You have ruled them harshly and brutally.5 5 So they were scattered because there was no shepherd,6 and when they were scattered they became food for all the wild animals.7 6 My sheep wandered over all the mountains and on every high hill.8 They were scattered9 over the whole earth, and no one searched or looked for them.10
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