1Then the word of the LORD came to me saying,2"Son of man, prophesy against the (A)shepherds of Israel Prophesy and say to those shepherds, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "Woe, shepherds of Israel who have been (B)feeding themselves! Should not the shepherds (C)feed the flock? 3"You (D)eat the fat and clothe yourselves with the wool, you (E)slaughter the fat sheep without feeding the flock. 4"Those who are sickly you have not strengthened, the diseased you have not healed, (F)the broken you have not bound up, the scattered you have not brought back, nor have you (G)sought for the lost; but with force and with severity you have dominated them. 5"They were (H)scattered for lack of a shepherd, and they became (I)food for every beast of the field and were scattered. 6"My flock (J)wandered through all the mountains and on every high hill; (K)My flock was scattered over all the surface of the earth, and there was (L)no one to search or seek for them."'" 7Therefore, you shepherds, hear the word of the LORD: 8"As I live," declares the Lord GOD, "surely because My flock has become a (M)prey, My flock has even become food for all the beasts of the field for lack of a shepherd, and My shepherds did not search for My flock, but rather the shepherds fed themselves and did not feed My flock; 9therefore, you shepherds, hear the word of the LORD: 10'Thus says the Lord GOD, "Behold, I am (N)against the shepherds, and I will demand My sheep from them and make them (O)cease from feeding sheep So the shepherds will not feed themselves anymore, but I will (P)deliver My flock from their mouth, so that they will not be food for them."'"
11For thus says the Lord GOD, "Behold, I Myself will (Q)search for My sheep and seek them out.12"(R)As a shepherd cares for his herd in the day when he is among his scattered sheep, so I will (S)care for My sheep and will deliver them from all the places to which they were scattered on a (T)cloudy and gloomy day. 13"I will bring them out from the peoples and gather them from the countries and bring them to their own land; and I will (U)feed them on the mountains of Israel, by the (V)streams, and in all the inhabited places of the land. 14"I will feed them in a (W)good pasture, and their grazing ground will be on the mountain heights of Israel There they will lie down on good grazing ground and feed in (X)rich pasture on the mountains of Israel. 15"I will (Y)feed My flock and I will lead them to rest," declares the Lord GOD. 16"I will seek the lost, bring back the scattered, bind up the broken and strengthen the sick; but the (Z)fat and the strong I will destroy I will (AA)feed them with judgment. 17"As for you, My flock, thus says the Lord GOD, 'Behold, I will (AB)judge between one sheep and another, between the rams and the male goats. 18'Is it too (AC)slight a thing for you that you should feed in the good pasture, that you must tread down with your feet the rest of your pastures? Or that you should drink of the clear waters, that you must foul the rest with your feet? 19'As for My flock, they must eat what you tread down with your feet and drink what you foul with your feet!'" 20Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD to them, "Behold, I, even I, will judge between the fat sheep and the lean sheep. 21"Because you push with side and with shoulder, and (AD)thrust at all the weak with your horns until you have scattered them abroad, 22therefore, I will (AE)deliver My flock, and they will no longer be a prey; and I will judge between one sheep and another. 23"Then I will (AF)set over them one (AG)shepherd, My servant (AH)David, and he will feed them; he will feed them himself and be their shepherd. 24"And I, the LORD, will be their God, and My servant (AI)David will be prince among them; I the LORD have spoken. Cross references:Ezekiel 34:2 : Jer 2:8; 3:15; 10:21; 12:10 Ezekiel 34:2 : Jer 23:1; Ezek 22:25; 34:8-10; Mic 3:1-3, 11 Ezekiel 34:2 : Ps 78:71, 72; Is 40:11; Ezek 34:14, 15; John 10:11; 21:15-17 Ezekiel 34:3 : Zech 11:16 Ezekiel 34:3 : Ezek 22:25, 27 Ezekiel 34:4 : Zech 11:16 Ezekiel 34:4 : Matt 9:36; 10:6; 18:12, 13; Luke 15:4 Ezekiel 34:5 : Num 27:17; 2 Chr 18:16; Jer 10:21; 23:2; 50:6, 7; Matt 9:36; Mark 6:34 Ezekiel 34:5 : Ezek 34:8, 28 Ezekiel 34:6 : Jer 40:11, 12; Ezek 7:16; 1 Pet 2:25 Ezekiel 34:6 : John 10:16 Ezekiel 34:6 : Ps 142:4 Ezekiel 34:8 : Acts 20:29 Ezekiel 34:10 : Jer 21:13; Ezek 5:8; 13:8; 34:2; Zech 10:3 Ezekiel 34:10 : 1 Sam 2:29, 30; Jer 52:24-27 Ezekiel 34:10 : Ps 72:12-14; Ezek 13:23 Ezekiel 34:11 : Ezek 11:17; 20:41 Ezekiel 34:12 : Jer 31:10 Ezekiel 34:12 : Is 40:11; 56:8; Jer 23:3; 31:8; Luke 19:10; John 10:16 Ezekiel 34:12 : Jer 13:16; Ezek 30:3; Joel 2:2 Ezekiel 34:13 : Ezek 34:23; 36:29, 30; Mic 7:14 Ezekiel 34:13 : Is 30:25 Ezekiel 34:14 : Ps 23:2; Jer 31:12-14, 25; John 10:9 Ezekiel 34:14 : Ezek 28:25, 26; 36:29, 30 Ezekiel 34:15 : Ps 23:1, 2; Ezek 34:23 Ezekiel 34:16 : Is 10:16 Ezekiel 34:16 : Is 49:26 Ezekiel 34:17 : Ezek 20:38; 34:20-22; Mal 4:1; Matt 25:32 Ezekiel 34:18 : Num 16:9, 13; 2 Sam 7:19; Is 7:13 Ezekiel 34:21 : Deut 33:17; Dan 8:4; Luke 13:14-16 Ezekiel 34:22 : Ps 72:12-14; Jer 23:3; Ezek 34:10 Ezekiel 34:23 : Rev 7:17 Ezekiel 34:23 : Is 40:11; John 10:11 Ezekiel 34:23 : Jer 30:9; Ezek 37:24 Ezekiel 34:24 : Is 55:3; Jer 30:9; Ezek 37:24, 25; Hos 3:5