11 (A)He will tend his flock like a shepherd;
    (B)he will gather the lambs in his arms;
(C)he will carry them in his bosom,
    and gently lead those that are with young.

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12 As a shepherd seeks out his flock when he is among his sheep that have been scattered, so will I seek out my sheep, and I will rescue them from all places where they have been scattered on (A)a day of clouds and (B)thick darkness.

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23 And (A)I will set up over them one shepherd, (B)my servant David, and he shall feed them: he shall feed them and be their shepherd.

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24 “My servant (A)David (B)shall be king over them, and they shall all have (C)one shepherd. (D)They shall walk in my rules and be careful to obey my statutes.

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The Shepherd Struck

“Awake, O sword, against (A)my shepherd,
    against the man who stands next to me,”
declares the Lord of hosts.

(B)“Strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered;
    I will turn my hand against the little ones.

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Benediction

20 Now (A)may the God of peace (B)who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, (C)the great shepherd of the sheep, by (D)the blood of the eternal covenant,

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25 For (A)you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to (B)the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.

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And when (A)the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the (B)unfading (C)crown of glory.

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Jesus and Peter

15 When they had (A)finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, (B)“Simon, (C)son of John, (D)do you love me more than these?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Feed (E)my lambs.” 16 He said to him a second time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” He said to him, (F)“Tend (G)my sheep.” 17 He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” Peter was grieved because he said to him (H)the third time, “Do you love me?” and he said to him, “Lord, (I)you know everything; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed (J)my sheep.

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The Lord Is My Shepherd

A Psalm of David.

23 The Lord is my (A)shepherd; I shall not (B)want.
    He makes me lie down in green (C)pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.[a]
    He (D)restores my soul.
He (E)leads me in (F)paths of righteousness[b]
    for his (G)name's sake.

Even though I (H)walk through the valley of (I)the shadow of death,[c]
    I will (J)fear no evil,
for (K)you are with me;
    your (L)rod and your staff,
    they comfort me.

You (M)prepare a table before me
    in (N)the presence of my enemies;
you (O)anoint my head with oil;
    my (P)cup overflows.
Surely[d] goodness and mercy[e] shall follow me
    all the days of my life,
and I shall (Q)dwell[f] in the house of the Lord
    (R)forever.[g]

Footnotes

  1. Psalm 23:2 Hebrew beside waters of rest
  2. Psalm 23:3 Or in right paths
  3. Psalm 23:4 Or the valley of deep darkness
  4. Psalm 23:6 Or Only
  5. Psalm 23:6 Or steadfast love
  6. Psalm 23:6 Or shall return to dwell
  7. Psalm 23:6 Hebrew for length of days

17 For the Lamb in the midst of the throne (A)will be their shepherd,
    and he will guide them to springs of (B)living water,
and (C)God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.”

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