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Ezekiel 34:2


“Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds 1  of Israel; prophesy, and say to them – to the shepherds: ‘This is what the sovereign Lord says: Woe to the shepherds of Israel who have been feeding themselves! Should not shepherds feed the flock?


2Sa 5:2; Ps 78:71,72; Isa 40:11; Jer 2:8; Jer 3:15; Jer 10:21; Jer 12:10; Jer 23:1; Eze 13:19; Eze 33:24; Eze 34:8-10; Mic 3:1-3,11,12; Zep 3:3,4; Zec 11:17; Mt 24:48-51; Lu 12:42-46; Lu 20:46,47; Joh 10:1,2,12; Joh 21:15-17; Ac 20:26,29; Ro 16:18; 1Pe 5:2-4; 2Pe 2:3

NET © Notes

tn The term shepherd is applied to kings in the ancient Near East. In the OT the Lord is often addressed as shepherd of Israel (Gen 49:24; Ps 8:1). The imagery of shepherds as Israel’s leaders is also employed (Jer 23:1-2).

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