Bible: Ezekiel 34:20-31

34:20‘Therefore, this is what the sovereign Lord says to them: Look, I myself will judge between the fat sheep and the lean sheep. 34:21 Because you push with your side and your shoulder, and thrust your horns at all the weak sheep until you scatter them abroad, 1  34:22 I will save my sheep; they will no longer be prey. I will judge between one sheep and another.

34:23 I will set one shepherd over them, and he will feed them – namely, my servant David. 2  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 3  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 4  in the wilderness and even sleep in the woods. 5  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. 6  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 7  planting. They will no longer be victims 8  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, 9  and that they are my people, the house of Israel, declares the sovereign Lord. 10  34:31 And you, my sheep, the sheep of my pasture, are my people, 11  and I am your God, declares the sovereign Lord.’

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