34:23 I will set one shepherd over them, and he will feed them – namely, my servant David. 1 He will feed them and will be their shepherd. 34:24 I, the Lord, will be their God, and my servant David will be prince 2 among them; I, the Lord, have spoken!
34:25 “‘I will make a covenant of peace with them and will rid the land of wild beasts, so that they can live securely 3 in the wilderness and even sleep in the woods. 4 34:26 I will turn them and the regions around my hill into a blessing. I will make showers come down in their season; they will be showers that bring blessing. 5 34:27 The trees of the field will yield their fruit and the earth will yield its crops. They will live securely on their land; they will know that I am the Lord, when I break the bars of their yoke and rescue them from the hand of those who enslaved them. 34:28 They will no longer be prey for the nations and the wild beasts will not devour them. They will live securely and no one will make them afraid. 34:29 I will prepare for them a healthy 6 planting. They will no longer be victims 7 of famine in the land and will no longer bear the insults of the nations. 34:30 Then they will know that I, the Lord their God, am with them, 8 and that they are my people, the house of Israel, declares the sovereign Lord. 9 34:31 And you, my sheep, the sheep of my pasture, are my people, 10 and I am your God, declares the sovereign Lord.’”