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Ezekiel 34 - AMP

2 Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel; prophesy and say to them, even to the shepherds, Thus says the Lord God: Woe to the shepherds of Israel who feed themselves! Should not the shepherds feed the sheep? 3 You eat the fat, you clothe yourselves with the wool, you kill the fatlings, but you do not feed the sheep. 4 The diseased and weak you have not strengthened, the sick you have not healed, the hurt and crippled you have not bandaged, those gone astray you have not brought back, the lost you have not sought to find, but with force and hardhearted harshness you have ruled them. 5 And they were scattered because there was no shepherd, and when they were scattered they became food for all the wild beasts of the field. 6 My sheep wandered through all the mountains and upon every high hill; yes, My sheep were scattered upon all the face of the earth and no one searched or sought for them. 7 Therefore, you shepherds, hear the word of the Lord: 8 As I live, says the Lord God, surely because My sheep became a prey, and My sheep became food for every beast of the field because there was no shepherd--neither did My shepherds search for My sheep, but the shepherds fed themselves and fed not My sheep-- 9 Therefore, O you shepherds, hear the word of the Lord: 10 Thus says the Lord God: Behold, I am against the shepherds, and I will require My sheep at their hand and cause them to cease feeding the sheep, neither shall the shepherds feed themselves any more. I will rescue My sheep from their mouths, that they may not be food for them. 11 For thus says the Lord God: Behold, I, I Myself, will search for My sheep and will seek them out. 12 As a shepherd seeks out his sheep in the day that he is among his flock that are scattered, so will I seek out My sheep; and I will rescue them out of all places where they have been scattered in the day of clouds and thick darkness. 13 And I will bring them out from the peoples and gather them from the countries and will bring them to their own land; and I will feed them upon the mountains of Israel, by the watercourses, and in all the inhabited places of the country. 14 I will feed them with good pasture, and upon the high mountains of Israel shall their fold be; there shall they lie down in a good fold, and in a fat pasture shall they feed upon the mountains of Israel. 15 I will feed My sheep and I will cause them to lie down, says the Lord God. 16 I will seek that which was lost and bring back that which has strayed, and I will bandage the hurt and the crippled and will strengthen the weak and the sick, but I will destroy the fat and the strong ; I will feed them with judgment and punishment. 17 And as for you, O My flock, thus says the Lord God: Behold, I judge between sheep and sheep, between the rams and the great he-goats . 18 Is it too little for you that you feed on the best pasture, but you must tread down with your feet the rest of your pasture? And to have drunk of the waters clarified by subsiding, but you must foul the rest of the water with your feet? 19 And My flock, must they feed on what your feet have trodden and drink what your feet have fouled? 20 Therefore thus says the Lord God to them: Behold, I, I Myself, will judge between fat sheep and impoverished sheep, or fat goats and lean goats. 21 Because you push with side and with shoulder and thrust with your horns all those that have become weak and diseased, till you have scattered them abroad, 22 Therefore will I rescue My flock, and they shall no more be a prey; and I will judge between sheep and sheep. 23 And I will raise up over them one Shepherd and He shall feed them, even My Servant The name of David is here put simply, as well as in Ezek. 34:24; Ezek. 37:24, 25; Jer. 30:9; Hos. 3:5, instead of the more usual designations of the Messiah as the Son (Matt. 1:1), the Branch (Jer. 23:5), the Offspring of David (Rev. 22:16). But there can be no possible doubt as to the meaning.... David, as the head of the theocracy and the ancestor of our Lord according to the flesh, constantly appears in the Scriptures as a type of the Messiah, and there can be no reasonable doubt that the prophecy would have been so understood, even at the time it was uttered (Charles Ellicott, A Bible Commentary).David; He shall feed them and He shall be their Shepherd. 24 And I the Lord will be their God and My Servant David a Prince among them; I the Lord have spoken it. 25 And I will confirm with them a covenant of peace and will cause the evil beasts to cease out of the land, and shall dwell safely in the wilderness, desert, or pastureland and sleep in the woods. 26 And I will make them and the places round about My hill a blessing, and I will cause the showers to come down in their season; there shall be showers of blessing . 27 And the tree of the field shall yield its fruit and the earth shall yield its increase; and shall be secure in their land, and they shall be confident and know (understand and realize) that I am the Lord, when I have broken the bars of their yoke and have delivered them out of the hand of those who made slaves of them. 28 And they shall no more be a prey to the nations, nor shall the beasts of the earth devour them, but they shall dwell safely and none shall make them afraid , to give sight to the blind, to set at liberty the bruised, and to proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord. But He had to stop there, for the rest of the chapter could not be fulfilled until His second coming, of which Isaiah's prophecy tells. This section before us in Ezekiel (34:24-31) is telling of the same Messianic reign of which so many Scripture passages speak, the Messianic reign for which Jesus definitely promised to return to earth. day of the Messiah's reign+]. 29 And I will raise up for them a planting of crops for renown, and they shall be no more consumed with hunger in the land nor bear the reproach of the nations any longer. 30 Then shall they know that I, the Lord their God, am with them and that they, the house of Israel, are My people, says the Lord God, 31 And that you, My sheep, the sheep of My pasture, are men and I am your God, says the Lord God.

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Paul Carlson avatar
Being a Good Shepherd
Shared by: Paul Carlson on Dec, 2015
Summary: PROPOSITION: Because Christ is the “Good Shepherd”, you must be a “good” shepherd.
Series: O.T. Survey
Scripture: Ezekiel 34:1-31
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 393
Brian Covington avatar
Jehovah Raah The Lord My Shepherd
Shared by: Brian Covington on Aug, 2015
Summary: It's all in the name!
Tamela Walker avatar
The Davidic Covenant
Shared by: Tamela Walker on Jan, 2015
Summary: Understanding the true Covenant God place for his people.
Dan Cormie avatar
Sheep Without A Shepherd
Shared by: Dan Cormie on Nov, 2014
Summary: The very people who are called to protect and feed the sheep have instead used their positions of authority to fleece the flock, exploiting them in order to make themselves rich and comfortable.
Scripture: Ezekiel 34:1-10
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,876
Christopher Holdsworth avatar
The Bad and the Good Shepherd
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Nov, 2013
Summary: Contrasting irresponsible shepherds with Jesus, the Good Shepherd.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Ezekiel 34:1-31
Views: 1,376
Don Campbell avatar
The True Church of Christ
Shared by: Don Campbell on May, 2012
Summary: The true church of Christ will be blessed by Christ and be a blessing to the world, because it will reflect the spirit of Christ to the world.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Ezekiel 34:1-31
Views: 2,024
Pastor Brad Henry avatar
"What Am I Supposed To Do In This Life"
Shared by: Pastor Brad Henry on Jul, 2011
Summary: This lesson will help you determine God's will for your life.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Ezekiel 34:1-6
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 1,092
Thomas Swope avatar
Job Qualifications
Shared by: Thomas Swope on Mar, 2010
Summary: A study of chapter 34 verses 1 through 31
Series: Ezekiel
Scripture: Ezekiel 34:1-31
Denomination: Calvary Chapel
Views: 3,234
Joseph Smith avatar
So Much I Can Taste It
Shared by: Joseph Smith on Jul, 2009
Summary: We the church have not been paying attention to what God wants passionately for His people: that they be fed, that they be healthy, that they have salvation.
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: Ezekiel 34:1-31
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 4,745
Joseph Smith avatar
He Shall Feed His Flock
Shared by: Joseph Smith on Apr, 2009
Summary: Enacted pulpit drama, with props and symbolic actions, as if the preacher were Ezekiel. Immorality and inattention will be judged by God, and until we repent of these we will not flourish.
Scripture: Ezekiel 34:1-24
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,000
Wes Richard avatar
The Good Shepherd
Shared by: Wes Richard on Oct, 2008
Summary: In Ezekiel 34, using the language of promise, God introduces a new plan for shepherding his people which we see fulfilled in John 10. Jesus, the Good Shepherd still calls his sheep.
based on 25 ratings
Scripture: Ezekiel 34:1-31
Denomination: Brethren
Views: 10,578
model for leadership
Shared by: RUEL CAMIA on Apr, 2007
Summary: I want to talk about Models 2. What do you think of? Clothing, Plastic Model, A person to model after? 3. I think of the Model of the Bible Building at Harding. It was a miniature of what it was to look like 4. Webster: 1) An object, u
based on 9 ratings
Scripture: Ezekiel 34:1-10
Views: 1,926
Garth Wehrfritz- Hanson avatar
Christ Our Shepherd-King
Shared by: Garth Wehrfritz- Hanson on Nov, 2005
Summary: Sermon for Christ the King Sunday, the last Sunday of the liturgical church year, which emphasises Christ gathering all nations into his presence before his judgement throne.
Series: Yr A
based on 25 ratings
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 4,543
Timm Meyer avatar
Christ the King is our Good Shepherd
Shared by: Timm Meyer on Nov, 2004
Summary: PENTECOST LAST / CHRIST THE KING(A) - Christ the King is our Good Shepherd who searches for and rescues sinners.
based on 45 ratings
Scripture: Ezekiel 34:11-16
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 9,262
Créteur fabien avatar
Shared by: Créteur fabien on Nov, 2003
Summary: Who how we are it will seek us until time that he finds us! Who ’s that? God well on... The word is strong, but it is the heart and the intention... God a hunter!
based on 17 ratings
Scripture: Ezekiel 34:12
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,487
Mike Hamilton avatar
Shared by: Mike Hamilton on Mar, 2003
Summary: Pew-Sitters are those who come to church, but all they do is SIT and SOAK -- soaking in the goodness of God’s word and the goodness of fellowship. But when it comes to their KINGDOM BUILDING responsibility, their attitude is one of neglect and disregard.
based on 132 ratings
Scripture: Ezekiel 34:1-24
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 8,255
Joel Pankow avatar
The Prince of David WIll Come
Shared by: Joel Pankow on Nov, 2002
Summary: sermon on Christ the King
based on 60 ratings
Scripture: Ezekiel 34:11-24
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 6,205
Joshua  Pinto avatar
Donde Estas?
Shared by: Joshua Pinto on Oct, 2002
Summary: El ser humano continúa pecando y rebelándose de la voluntad de Dios, por lo consiguiente continuamos sufriendo las consecuencias del pecado en el edén. Así, como Adán y Eva fueron cargados de vergüenza y temor, también los pecadores hoy en día están carga
based on 76 ratings
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 3,567
Melinda Richardson avatar
Learning to Lead
Shared by: Melinda Richardson on Apr, 2002
Summary: Knowing what God expects of leaders in the church
based on 57 ratings
Scripture: Ezekiel 34:1-5
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 5,345
Rick Stacy avatar
The Right Stuff
Shared by: Rick Stacy on Mar, 2002
Summary: one of a series in the book of Acts
based on 6 ratings
Views: 1,451
Gregory Thomas avatar
Shared by: Gregory Thomas on Jun, 2001
based on 71 ratings
Views: 1,590