15 (A)I myself will be the shepherd of my sheep, (B)and I myself will make them lie down, declares the Lord God. 16 (C)I will seek the lost, (D)and I will bring back the strayed, and I will bind up the injured, and I will strengthen the weak, and (E)the fat and the strong I will destroy.[a] I will feed them in justice.

17 “As for you, my flock, thus says the Lord God: (F)Behold, I judge between sheep and sheep, between rams and (G)male goats. 18 Is it not enough for you to feed on the good pasture, that you must tread down with your feet the rest of your pasture; and to drink of (H)clear water, that you must muddy the rest of the water with your feet? 19 And must my sheep eat what you have trodden with your feet, and drink what you have muddied with your feet?

20 “Therefore, thus says the Lord God to them: Behold, I, I myself will judge between the fat sheep and the lean sheep. 21 Because you push with side and shoulder, and (I)thrust at all the (J)weak with your horns, till you have scattered them abroad, 22 I will rescue[b] my flock; (K)they shall no longer be a prey. And I will judge between sheep and sheep. 23 And (L)I will set up over them one shepherd, (M)my servant David, and he shall feed them: he shall feed them and be their shepherd.

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Footnotes

  1. Ezekiel 34:16 Septuagint, Syriac, Vulgate I will watch over
  2. Ezekiel 34:22 Or save

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