The New King James Version

Jeremiah 23:1–6

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The Branch of Righteousness

23 “Woe ato the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of My pasture!” says the Lord. Therefore thus says the Lord God of Israel against the shepherds who feed My people: “You have scattered My flock, driven them away, and not attended to them. bBehold, I will attend to you for the evil of your doings,” says the Lord. “But cI will gather the remnant of My flock out of all countries where I have driven them, and bring them back to their folds; and they shall be fruitful and increase. I will set up dshepherds over them who will feed them; and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, nor shall they be lacking,” says the Lord.

5 “Behold, ethe days are coming,” says the Lord,

“That I will raise to David a Branch of righteousness;

A King shall reign and 1prosper,

fAnd execute 2judgment and righteousness in the 3earth.

6 gIn His days Judah will be saved,

And Israel hwill dwell safely;

Now ithis is His name by which He will be called:


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