I myself will tend my sheep and have them lie down,1 declares the Sovereign LORD.216
I will search for the lost and bring back the strays. I will bind up3 the injured and strengthen the weak,4 but the sleek and the strong I will destroy.5 I will shepherd the flock with justice.617
" 'As for you, my flock, this is what the Sovereign LORD says: I will judge between one sheep and another, and between rams and goats.718
Is it not enough8 for you to feed on the good pasture? Must you also trample the rest of your pasture with your feet?9 Is it not enough for you to drink clear water? Must you also muddy the rest with your feet?
Must my flock feed on what you have trampled and drink what you have muddied with your feet?
" 'Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says to them: See, I myself will judge between the fat sheep and the lean sheep.1021
Because you shove with flank and shoulder, butting all the weak sheep with your horns11 until you have driven them away,
I will save my flock, and they will no longer be plundered. I will judge between one sheep and another.1223
I will place over them one shepherd, my servant David, and he will tend13 them; he will tend them and be their shepherd.14