Isaiah 40:11

Overview - Isaiah 40
The promulgation of the Gospel.
The preaching of John Baptist.
The preaching of the apostles.
12 The prophet, by the omnipotency of God,
18 and his incomparableness,
26 comforts the people.
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Isaiah 40:11  (King James Version)
He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.

Isaiah 49:9 Isaiah 49:10 63:11 Genesis 49:24 ; Psalms 23:1-6 ; Psalms 78:71 Psalms 78:72 80:1 Ezekiel 34:12-14
Ezekiel 34:23 Ezekiel 34:31 ; 37:24 Micah 5:4 ; John 10:11-16 ; Hebrews 13:20 ; 1 Peter 2:25
1 Peter 5:4 ; Revelation 7:17

he shall gather
42:3 Genesis 33:13 ; Ezekiel 34:16 ; John 21:15-17 ; 1 Corinthians 3:1 1 Corinthians 3:2

shall gently lead
A beautiful image, as Bp. Lowth remarks, expressive of the tender attention of the shepherd to his flock. That the greatest care in driving the cattle, in regard to the dams and their young, was necessary, appears clearly from Jacob's apology to his brother Esau, Genesis 33:13 ;which is set in a still stronger light by the following remarks of Sir J. Chardin: "Their flocks feed down the places of their encampments so
quick, by the great numbers that they have, that they are obliged to remove them often, which is very destructive to their flocks, on account of the young ones, who have not strength enough to follow."* are with young
or, give suck.