“Therefore, you shepherds, hear the word of the Lord: As I live, declares the Lord God, surely because
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,
therefore, you shepherds, hear the word of the Lord:
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.
Monday, August 18, 2008
God addresses the Faithless Shepherds
Having identified the problems with the faithless shepherds, and the consequences of the shepherds looking after their own interests rather than the sheeps', God pronounces judgment on them: