- My sheep wandered over all the mountains and on every high hill. They were scattered over the whole earth, and no one searched or looked for them.
- " 'Therefore, you shepherds, hear the word of the LORD :
- As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign LORD, because my flock lacks a shepherd and so has been plundered and has become food for all the wild animals, and because my shepherds did not search for my flock but cared for themselves rather than for my flock,
- therefore, O shepherds, hear the word of the LORD :
- This is what the Sovereign LORD says: I am against the shepherds and will hold them accountable for my flock. I will remove them from tending the flock so that the shepherds can no longer feed themselves. I will rescue my flock from their mouths, and it will no longer be food for them.