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23 “Woe ato the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of My pasture!” says the Lord. 2 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. 3 “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. 4 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,
6 gIn His days Judah will be saved,
And Israel hwill dwell safely;
Now ithis is His name by which He will be called:
4THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS
7 “Therefore, behold, jthe days are coming,” says the Lord, “that they shall no longer say, ‘As the Lord lives who brought up the children of Israel from the land of Egypt,’ 8 but, ‘As the Lord lives who brought up and led the descendants of the house of Israel from the north country kand from all the countries where I had driven them.’ And they shall dwell in their own lland.”
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