Ezekiel 34:5-6

5 So they were scattered because there was no shepherd, and when they were scattered they became food for all the wild animals.
6 My sheep wandered over all the mountains and on every high hill. They were scattered over the whole earth, and no one searched or looked for them.

Ezekiel 34:5-6 Meaning and Commentary


In the former chapter the prophet prophesies against the people of the Jews, both those of the captivity, and those who were not; and here against the shepherds of Israel. This he is bid to do, Eze 34:1,2, whose cruelty to the flock, negligence and unfaithfulness are exposed, Eze 34:3-6, for which reasons they are threatened to be deprived of their office, Eze 34:7-10, and the Lord promises to take the care of the flock upon himself, to seek out his sheep, and feed them, and do every kind office to them, Eze 34:11-16 and then the strong of the flock, that oppressed the weak, are threatened with punishment, Eze 34:17-22 and the promise of the Messiah, as the shepherd of the flock, is made, under whom all prosperity and happiness might be expected, Eze 34:23-31.

Cross References 5

  • 1. S Numbers 27:17
  • 2. ver 28; S Isaiah 56:9; Acts 20:29
  • 3. S Jeremiah 50:6
  • 4. S Leviticus 26:33; S Psalms 95:10; S Jeremiah 10:21
  • 5. 2 Chronicles 18:16; Psalms 142:4; Hosea 7:13; S Matthew 9:36; Matthew 18:12-13; Luke 15:5; 1 Peter 2:25
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