Prophecy Concerning Israel’s Shepherds and Sheep

1 And the word of Yahweh {came} to me, {saying},

References for Ezekiel 34:1

    • a 34:1 - Literally "was"
      2 "Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy, and you must say to them, to the shepherds, 'Thus says the Lord Yahweh: "Woe [to] the shepherds of Israel who were feeding themselves! Must not the shepherds feed the flock?

      References for Ezekiel 34:2

        • b 34:2 - Or "mortal," or "son of humankind"
          3 The fat you eat, and you clothe [yourself] [with] the wool; the well-nourished [animals] you slaughter, [but] you do not feed the flock.
          4 The weak you [have] not strengthened, and the sick you [have] not healed, and {with respect to} the hurt you have not bound [them up], and you [have] not brought back the scattered, and you [have] not sought the lost, but [rather] you ruled over them with force and with ruthlessness.

          References for Ezekiel 34:4

            • c 34:4 - Literally "for"
            • d 34:4 - Or "wounded"
            • e 34:4 - Or "violence"
              5 And they were scattered {without} a shepherd, and they were as food for all the animals of the field [when] they were scattered.

              References for Ezekiel 34:5

                • f 34:5 - Literally "from not"
                • g 34:5 - Or "became"
                • h 34:5 - Hebrew "animal"
                  6 My flock went astray upon all of the mountains and on every high hill, and [so] upon all the surface of the world my flock were scattered, and {there was no one seeking them}, and {there was no one searching for them}."

                  References for Ezekiel 34:6

                    • i 34:6 - Or "earth"
                    • j 34:6 - Literally "there was not [someone] seeking [them]"
                    • k 34:6 - Literally "there was not [someone] searching for [them]"
                      7 Therefore, hear, [O] shepherds, the word of Yahweh:
                      8 "{As I live}," {declares} the Lord Yahweh, "{Surely} because my flock have become as plunder, and my flock became as food to all the animals of the field, since there was not a shepherd, [since] my shepherds [have] not sought my flock, but the shepherds fed themselves, and they fed not my flock,'"

                      References for Ezekiel 34:8

                        • l 34:8 - Literally "live I"
                        • m 34:8 - Literally "declaration of"
                        • n 34:8 - Literally "if not"
                        • o 34:8 - Or "for"
                        • p 34:8 - Hebrew "animal"
                          9 therefore, O shepherds, hear the word of Yahweh,
                          10 'Thus says the Lord Yahweh: "Look! I [am] against the shepherds, and I will seek my flock from their hand, and I will put an end to them from shepherding flocks, and the shepherds will {no longer} feed themselves, and I will deliver my flocks from their mouth, so that they will not be as food for them."

                          References for Ezekiel 34:10

                            • q 34:10 - Literally "not [any] longer"
                              11 " 'For thus says the Lord Yahweh: "Look! I, even I, will seek my flock, and I will look after them,
                              12 [just] like [the] caring of a shepherd [for] his herd on the day when he is in the midst of his scattered flock. Thus I will look after my flock, and I will deliver them from all the places {to which they were scattered} on [the] day {of storm and stress}.

                              References for Ezekiel 34:12

                                • r 34:12 - Or "in"
                                • s 34:12 - Literally "which they were scattered there"
                                • t 34:12 - Literally "on [the] day of cloud and deep gloom"
                                  13 And I will bring them out from the peoples, and I will gather them from the countries, and I will bring them to their soil, and I will feed them on the mountains of Israel, in the valleys, and in all of the settlements of the land.
                                  14 I will feed them in good pasture, and their pasture will be on the mountains of the heights of Israel; there they will lie down in good pasture, and [on] lush pasture they will feed on the mountains of Israel.
                                  15 {I myself} will feed my flock and {I myself} will allow them to lie down," {declares} the Lord Yahweh.

                                  References for Ezekiel 34:15

                                    • u 34:15 - Literally "I, I"
                                    • v 34:15 - Literally "I, I"
                                    • w 34:15 - Literally "declaration of"
                                      16 "I will seek the lost, and I will bring back the scattered, and I will bind [up] the one hurt, and I will strengthen the sick; and the fat and the strong I will destroy. I will feed her with justice."
                                      17 " 'And you, my flock, thus says the Lord Yahweh: "Look! I [am] judging between {one sheep and another}, between the rams and between the he-goats.

                                      References for Ezekiel 34:17

                                        • x 34:17 - Literally "small sheep and small sheep"
                                          18 {Is it not enough for you} [that] you feed on the good pasture? And [still] you must trample the remainder of your pasture with your feet, and {clear water} you drink, and the {leftover water} you must make muddy with your feet.

                                          References for Ezekiel 34:18

                                            • y 34:18 - Literally "is it [too] little from you"
                                            • z 34:18 - Literally "and settling of water"
                                            • { 34:18 - Literally "[water] being left"
                                              19 And my flock must graze the [pasture] treaded upon by your feet, and must drink the mud puddle [stirred up] by your feet."

                                              References for Ezekiel 34:19

                                                  20 " 'Therefore thus says the Lord Yahweh to them: "Look! I, even I will judge between fat sheep and between lean sheep,
                                                  21 because with [your] flank and with [your] shoulder you shoved, and with your horns you pushed all of the sick [animals] {until} you scattered it to the outside.

                                                  References for Ezekiel 34:21

                                                    • ~ 34:21 - Literally "until that"
                                                    •  34:21 - Or "them"
                                                      22 And [so] I will save my flock, and {they will no longer be} for plunder, and I will judge between {one sheep and another}.

                                                      References for Ezekiel 34:22

                                                        • € 34:22 - Literally "not they will be longer for plunder"
                                                        •  34:22 - Literally "sheep and sheep"
                                                          23 And I will set up over them one shepherd, and he will feed them; [that is], my servant David. He will feed them, and he will be for them as a shepherd.

                                                          References for Ezekiel 34:23

                                                              24 And I, Yahweh, I will be for them {as God}, and my servant David [will be] a leader in the midst of them. I, Yahweh, I have spoken.

                                                              References for Ezekiel 34:24

                                                                • ƒ 34:24 - Literally "to a God"
                                                                  25 And I will make them a covenant of peace, and I will put an end to wild animals from the land, and they will dwell in the desert {safely}, and they will sleep in the forest.

                                                                  References for Ezekiel 34:25

                                                                    • „ 34:25 - Hebrew "animal"
                                                                    • … 34:25 - Literally "with confidence/trust"
                                                                      26 And I will make them and [the area] all around my hill a blessing, and I will let the rain go down {at its appointed time}; they will be rains of blessing.

                                                                      References for Ezekiel 34:26

                                                                        • † 34:26 - Literally "in time his"
                                                                          27 And the tree of the field will give its fruit, and the land will give its produce, and they will be on their land {safely}, and they will know that I [am] Yahweh when I break their yoke, and I will deliver them from the hand of the ones enslaving them.

                                                                          References for Ezekiel 34:27

                                                                            • ‡ 34:27 - Or "trees"
                                                                            • ˆ 34:27 - Literally "with/in conficence"
                                                                              28 And they will not be [any] longer plunder to the nations, and the animals of the land will not eat them, and they will dwell {in safety}, and [there will] not [be anyone] frightening [them].

                                                                              References for Ezekiel 34:28

                                                                                • ‰ 34:28 - Literally "with confidence"
                                                                                  29 And I will raise for them a garden plot of renown, and they will {no longer} be victims of famine in the land, and they will not bear any more the insult of the nations.

                                                                                  References for Ezekiel 34:29

                                                                                    • Š 34:29 - Or "planting"
                                                                                    • ‹ 34:29 - Literally "not [any] longer"
                                                                                      30 And they will know that I, Yahweh their God, [am] with them and they [are] my people, the house of Israel," {declares} the Lord Yahweh,

                                                                                      References for Ezekiel 34:30

                                                                                        • Œ 34:30 - Literally "declaration of"
                                                                                          31 "and you [are] my flock, the flock of my pasture. You [are] {my people}; I [am] your God," {declares} the Lord Yahweh.'"

                                                                                          References for Ezekiel 34:31

                                                                                            •  34:31 - Literally "humanity, Mankind, human, mankind"
                                                                                            • Ž 34:31 - Literally "declaration of"