the shepherds
Ezekiel 33:24
"Son of man, the inhabitants of these waste places in the land of Israel keep saying, `Abraham was only one man, yet he got possession of the land; but we are many; the land is surely given us to possess.'
Jeremiah 2:8
The priests did not say, `Where is the LORD?' Those who handle the law did not know me; the rulers transgressed against me; the prophets prophesied by Ba'al, and went after things that do not profit.
Jeremiah 3:15
"`And I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding.
Jeremiah 10:21
For the shepherds are stupid, and do not inquire of the LORD; therefore they have not prospered, and all their flock is scattered.
Jeremiah 12:10
Many shepherds have destroyed my vineyard, they have trampled down my portion, they have made my pleasant portion a desolate wilderness.
John 10:1
"Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door but climbs in by another way, that man is a thief and a robber;
John 10:2
but he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.
John 10:12
He who is a hireling and not a shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf snatches them and scatters them.
Woe
Ezekiel 34:8-10
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As I live, says the Lord GOD, because my sheep have become a prey, and my sheep have become food for all the wild beasts, since there was no shepherd; and because my shepherds have not searched for my sheep, but the shepherds have fed themselves, and have not fed my sheep;
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therefore, you shepherds, hear the word of the LORD:
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Thus says the Lord GOD, Behold, I am against the shepherds; and I will require my sheep at their hand, and put a stop to their feeding the sheep; no longer shall the shepherds feed themselves. I will rescue my sheep from their mouths, that they may not be food for them.
Ezekiel 13:19
You have profaned me among my people for handfuls of barley and for pieces of bread, putting to death persons who should not die and keeping alive persons who should not live, by your lies to my people, who listen to lies.
Jeremiah 23:1
"Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture!" says the LORD.
Micah 3:1-3
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And I said: Hear, you heads of Jacob and rulers of the house of Israel! Is it not for you to know justice?--
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you who hate the good and love the evil, who tear the skin from off my people, and their flesh from off their bones;
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who eat the flesh of my people, and flay their skin from off them, and break their bones in pieces, and chop them up like meat in a kettle, like flesh in a caldron.
Micah 3:11-3
Micah 3:12-3
Zephaniah 3:3
Her officials within her are roaring lions; her judges are evening wolves that leave nothing till the morning.
Zephaniah 3:4
Her prophets are wanton, faithless men; her priests profane what is sacred, they do violence to the law.
Zechariah 11:17
Woe to my worthless shepherd, who deserts the flock! May the sword smite his arm and his right eye! Let his arm be wholly withered, his right eye utterly blinded!"
Matthew 24:48-51
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But if that wicked servant says to himself, `My master is delayed,'
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and begins to beat his fellow servants, and eats and drinks with the drunken,
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the master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he does not know,
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and will punish him, and put him with the hypocrites; there men will weep and gnash their teeth.
Luke 12:42-46
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And the Lord said, "Who then is the faithful and wise steward, whom his master will set over his household, to give them their portion of food at the proper time?
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Blessed is that servant whom his master when he comes will find so doing.
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Truly, I say to you, he will set him over all his possessions.
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But if that servant says to himself, `My master is delayed in coming,' and begins to beat the menservants and the maidservants, and to eat and drink and get drunk,
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the master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he does not know, and will punish him, and put him with the unfaithful.
Luke 20:46
"Beware of the scribes, who like to go about in long robes, and love salutations in the market places and the best seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at feasts,
Luke 20:47
who devour widows' houses and for a pretense make long prayers. They will receive the greater condemnation."
Romans 16:18
For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites, and by fair and flattering words they deceive the hearts of the simple-minded.
2 Peter 2:3
And in their greed they will exploit you with false words; from of old their condemnation has not been idle, and their destruction has not been asleep.
feed
2 Samuel 5:2
In times past, when Saul was king over us, it was you that led out and brought in Israel; and the LORD said to you, `You shall be shepherd of my people Israel, and you shall be prince over Israel.'"
Psalm 78:71
He chose David his servant, and took him from the sheepfolds;
Psalm 78:72
from tending the ewes that had young he brought him to be the shepherd of Jacob his people, of Israel his inheritance. [ (Psalms 78:73) With upright heart he tended them, and guided them with skilful hand. ]
Isaiah 40:11
He will feed his flock like a shepherd, he will gather the lambs in his arms, he will carry them in his bosom, and gently lead those that are with young.
John 21:15-17
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When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?" He said to him, "Yes, Lord; you know that I love you." He said to him, "Feed my lambs."
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A second time he said to him, "Simon, son of John, do you love me?" He said to him, "Yes, Lord; you know that I love you." He said to him, "Tend my sheep."
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He said to him the third time, "Simon, son of John, do you love me?" Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time, "Do you love me?" And he said to him, "Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you." Jesus said to him, "Feed my sheep.
Acts 20:26
Therefore I testify to you this day that I am innocent of the blood of all of you,
Acts 20:29
I know that after my departure fierce wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock;
1 Peter 5:2-4
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Tend the flock of God that is your charge, not by constraint but willingly, not for shameful gain but eagerly,
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not as domineering over those in your charge but being examples to the flock.
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And when the chief Shepherd is manifested you will obtain the unfading crown of glory.