I will give them a king like my servant David to be their one shepherd, and he will take care of them. 1
I, the Lord, will be their God, and a king like my servant David will be their ruler. I have spoken. 2
I will make a covenant with them that guarantees their security. I will get rid of all the dangerous animals in the land, so that my sheep can live safely in the fields and sleep in the forests.
"I will bless them and let them live around my sacred hill. There I will bless them with showers of rain when they need it.
The trees will bear fruit, the fields will produce crops, and everyone will live in safety on his own land. When I break my people's chains and set them free from those who made them slaves, then they will know that I am the Lord.
The heathen nations will not plunder them any more, and the wild animals will not kill and eat them. They will live in safety, and no one will terrify them.
I will give them fertile fields and put an end to hunger in the land. The other nations will not sneer at them any more.
Everyone will know that I protect Israel and that they are my people. I, the Sovereign Lord, have spoken.
"You, my sheep, the flock that I feed, are my people, and I am your God," says the Sovereign Lord.