Jeremiah 23:1-6 NIV

The Righteous Branch

1 "Woe to the shepherds1 who are destroying and scattering2 the sheep of my pasture!"3 declares the LORD.

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2 Therefore this is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says to the shepherds4 who tend my people: "Because you have scattered my flock5 and driven them away and have not bestowed care on them, I will bestow punishment on you for the evil6 you have done," declares the LORD.

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3 "I myself will gather the remnant7 of my flock out of all the countries where I have driven them and will bring them back to their pasture,8 where they will be fruitful and increase in number.

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4 I will place shepherds9 over them who will tend them, and they will no longer be afraid10 or terrified, nor will any be missing,11" declares the LORD

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5 "The days are coming," declares the LORD, "when I will raise up to Davida a righteous Branch,12 a King13 who will reign14 wisely and do what is just and right15 in the land.

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    • a 23:5 - Or "up from David's line"
      6 In his days Judah will be saved and Israel will live in safety.16 This is the name17 by which he will be called: The LORD Our Righteousness.18

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