"1Woe to the shepherds who are 2destroying and scattering the 3sheep of My pasture !" declares the LORD.
2Thereforethussays the LORDGod of Israelconcerning the shepherds who are atending My people : "You have scattered My flock and driven them away, and have not attended to them; behold, I am about to 4attend to you for the 5evil of your deeds," declares the LORD.
"Then I Myself will 6gather the remnant of My flock out of all the countrieswhere I have driven them and bring them back to their pasture, and they will be fruitful and multiply.
"I will also raise up 7shepherdsover them and they will btend them; and they will 8not be afraidanylonger, nor be terrified, 9nor will any be missing," declares the LORD.
5"Behold, the 10days are coming," declares the LORD, "When I will raise up for David a righteousc11Branch ; And He will 12reign as king and dactwisely And 13dojustice and righteousness in the land.
"In His daysJudah will be saved, And 14Israel will dwellsecurely ; And this is His 15name by which He will be called, 'The 16LORD our righteousness.'
"17Thereforebehold, the days are coming," declares the LORD, "when they will nolongersay, 'As the LORDlives, whobrought up the sons of Israel from the land of Egypt,'
818but, 'As the LORDlives, who19brought up and led back the descendants of the household of Israel from the northland and from all the countrieswhere I had driven them.' Then they will live on their own soil."