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Matt 9:35–38

9:35–38 This paragraph summarizes the activity of Jesus in chs. 5–9 (teaching, preaching, healing) and introduces the mission discourse of ch. 10. The background is Ezek. 34:5, 6. Jesus is the true Shepherd who is concerned for His sheep (John 10), and He is identified with the “Lord God” of Ezek. 34:11–16.