34:11 For thus says the
Lord GOD: I myself will search for my sheep, and will seek them
As shepherds seek out their flocks when they are among their
scattered sheep, so I will seek out my sheep. I will rescue them
from all the places to which they have been scattered on a day of
clouds and thick darkness.
I will bring them out from the peoples and gather them from the
countries, and will bring them into their own land; and I will
feed them on the mountains of Israel, by the watercourses, and in
all the inhabited parts of the land.
I will feed them with good pasture, and the mountain heights of
Israel shall be their pasture; there they shall lie down in good
grazing land, and they shall feed on rich pasture on the mountains
I myself will be the shepherd of my sheep, and I will make them
lie down, says the Lord GOD.
I will seek the lost, and I will bring back the strayed, and I
will bind up the injured, and I will strengthen the weak, but the
fat and the strong I will destroy. I will feed them with justice.
Therefore, thus says the Lord GOD to them: I myself will judge
between the fat sheep and the lean sheep.
Because you pushed with flank and shoulder, and butted at all the
weak animals with your horns until you scattered them far and
I will save my flock, and they shall no longer be ravaged; and I
will judge between sheep and sheep.
I will set up over them one shepherd, my servant David, and he
shall feed them: he shall feed them and be their shepherd.
And I, the LORD, will be their God, and my servant David shall be
prince among them; I, the LORD, have spoken.
100:1 Make a joyful
noise to the LORD, all the earth.
Worship the LORD with gladness; come into his presence with
Know that the LORD is God. It is he that made us, and we are his;
we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise.
Give thanks to him, bless his name.
For the LORD is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his
faithfulness to all generations.
1:15 I have heard of
your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love toward all the saints,
and for this reason
I do not cease to give thanks for you as I remember you in my
I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory,
may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation as you come to know
so that, with the eyes of your heart enlightened, you may know
what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches
of his glorious inheritance among the saints,
and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power for us who
believe, according to the working of his great power.
God put this power to work in Christ when he raised him from the
dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places,
far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above
every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the age
And he has put all things under his feet and has made him the head
over all things for the church,
which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.
25:31 "When the
Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then
he will sit on the throne of his glory.
All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate
people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the
and he will put the sheep at his right hand and the goats at the
Then the king will say to those at his right hand, 'Come, you that
are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you
from the foundation of the world;
for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave
me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me,
I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care
of me, I was in prison and you visited me.'
Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when was it that we saw
you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to
And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or
naked and gave you clothing?
And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited
And the king will answer them, 'Truly I tell you, just as you did
it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you
did it to me.'
Then he will say to those at his left hand, 'You that are
accursed, depart from me into the eternal fire prepared for the
devil and his angels;
for I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you
gave me nothing to drink,
I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not
give me clothing, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.'
Then they also will answer, 'Lord, when was it that we saw you
hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and
did not take care of you?'
Then he will answer them, 'Truly I tell you, just as you did not
do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.'
And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous
into eternal life."