Ezekiel 34:6

6 They have wandered through all the mountains and all the hills, across the face of the earth, yet no one has gone to search for them.

Ezekiel 34:6 Meaning and Commentary

Ezekiel 34:6

My sheep wandered through all the mountains, and upon every
high hill
As sheep do, when gone astray, go from mountain to hill; so the people of Israel fled from place to place, through the cruelty of their rulers, or through the force of the enemy, being carried captive into many kingdoms and nations, signified by mountains; and perhaps there is some allusion, to their worshipping of idols on hills and mountains, being drawn into it by the false prophets: yea, my flock was scattered upon all the face of the earth;
so great and general was the dispersion by the several captivities: the Lord has sheep, or some of his elect, some that belong to his flock, in all parts of the world: and none did search or seek after them;
but he will himself, as in ( Ezekiel 34:11 ) , for he will lose none of them; but this does not excuse the shepherds.

Ezekiel 34:6 In-Context

4 You have not taken care of the weak. You have not tended the sick or bound up the injured. You have not gone looking for those who have wandered away and are lost. Instead, you have ruled them with harshness and cruelty.
5 So my sheep have been scattered without a shepherd, and they are easy prey for any wild animal.
6 They have wandered through all the mountains and all the hills, across the face of the earth, yet no one has gone to search for them.
7 “Therefore, you shepherds, hear the word of the LORD :
8 As surely as I live, says the Sovereign LORD, you abandoned my flock and left them to be attacked by every wild animal. And though you were my shepherds, you didn’t search for my sheep when they were lost. You took care of yourselves and left the sheep to starve.