When they were fed, 1 they became satisfied; when they were satisfied, they became proud; 2 as a result, they forgot me!
A well-written song 2 by Asaph. Why, O God, have you permanently rejected us? 3 Why does your anger burn 4 against the sheep of your pasture?
Then we, your people, the sheep of your pasture, will continually thank you. 1 We will tell coming generations of your praiseworthy acts. 2
For he is our God; we are the people of his pasture, the sheep he owns. 1 Today, if only you would obey him! 2
Acknowledge that the Lord is God! He made us and we belong to him; 1 we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
You will say 1 to the prisoners, ‘Come out,’ and to those who are in dark dungeons, 2 ‘Emerge.’ 3 They will graze beside the roads; on all the slopes they will find pasture.
The Lord says, 1 “The leaders of my people are sure to be judged. 2 They were supposed to watch over my people like shepherds watch over their sheep. But they are causing my people to be destroyed and scattered. 3
Listen to the cries of anguish of the leaders. Listen to the wails of the shepherds of the flocks. They are wailing because the Lord is about to destroy their lands. 1
And you, my sheep, the sheep of my pasture, are my people, 1 and I am your God, declares the sovereign Lord.’”
For our leaders 1 are stupid. They have not sought the Lord’s advice. 2 So they do not act wisely, and the people they are responsible for 3 have all been scattered.