Neviim Akharonim

Yechezk’el / יחזקאל

Ezekiel Chapter 34

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Prediction of events to take place

at the end of the Age,

When Yisrael is again in her own land

Message to the faithless shepherd of Yisrael

34:1 And Dvar YHWH (יהוה) came unto me, saying,

34:2 Ben Adam, prophesy against the shepherds of Yisrael, prophesy, and say unto them,

Thus saith Adonay (אדני) YHWH (יהוה) unto the shepherds;

Woe [be] to the shepherds of Yisrael that do feed themselves! should not the shepherds feed the flocks?

34:3 Ye eat the fat, and ye clothe you with the wool, ye kill them that are fed: [but] ye feed not the flock.

34:4 The diseased have ye not strengthened, neither have ye healed that which was sick, neither have ye bound up [that which was] broken, neither have ye brought again that which was driven away, neither have ye sought that which was lost; but with force and with cruelty have ye ruled them.

34:5 And they were scattered, because [there is] no shepherd: and they became meat to all the beasts of the field, when they were scattered.

34:6 My sheep wandered through all the mountains, and upon every high hill: yea, My flock was scattered upon all the face of the earth, and none did search or seek [after them].

34:7 Therefore, ye shepherds, Shema Dvar YHWH (יהוה):

34:8 [As] I live, saith Adonay (אדני) YHWH (יהוה), surely because My flock became a prey, and My flock became meat to every beast of the field, because [there was] no shepherd, neither did My shepherds search for My flock, but the shepherds fed themselves, and fed not My flock;

34:9 Therefore, O ye shepherds,

Shema Dvar YHWH (יהוה);

34:10 Thus saith Adonay (אדני) YHWH (יהוה);

Hinnei, I [am] against the shepherds; and I will require My flock at their hand, and cause them to cease from feeding the flock; neither shall the shepherds feed themselves any more; for I will deliver My flock from their mouth, that they may not be meat for them.

Yisrael to be restored:

The Davidic Kingdom to be set up

34:11 For thus saith Adonay (אדני) YHWH (יהוה):

Hinnei, I, [even] I, will both search My sheep, and seek them out.

34:12 As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep [that are] scattered; so will I seek out My sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day.

34:13 And I will bring them out from the people, and gather them from the countries, and will bring them to their own land, and feed them upon the mountains of Yisrael by the rivers, and in all the inhabited places of the country.

34:14 I will feed them in a good pasture, and upon the high mountains of Yisrael shall their fold be: there shall they lie in a good fold, and [in] a fat pasture shall they feed upon the mountains of Yisrael.

34:15 I will feed My flock, and I will cause them to lie down, saith Adonay (אדני) YHWH (יהוה).

34:16 I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which was driven away, and will bind up [that which was] broken, and will strengthen that which was sick: but I will destroy the fat and the strong; I will feed them with shofatim.

34:17 And [as for] you, O My flock, thus saith Adonay (אדני) YHWH (יהוה); Hinnei, I judge between cattle and cattle, between the rams and the he goats.

34:18 [Seemeth it] a small thing unto you to have eaten up the good pasture, but ye must tread down with your feet the residue of your pastures? and to have drunk of the deep waters, but ye must foul the residue with your feet?

34:19 And [as for] My flock, they eat that which ye have trodden with your feet; and they drink that which ye have fouled with your feet.

34:20 Therefore thus saith Adonay (אדני) YHWH (יהוה) unto them; Hinnei, I, [even] I, will judge between the fat cattle and between the lean cattle.

34:21 Because ye have thrust with side and with shoulder, and pushed all the diseased with your horns, till ye have scattered them abroad;

34:22 Therefore will I save My flock, and they shall no more be a prey; and I will judge between cattle and cattle.

34:23 And I will set up one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them, [even] My eved David; he shall feed them, and he shall be their shepherd.

34:24 And Ani YHWH (יהוה) will be their Elohim (אלהים), and My eved David a prince among them; Ani YHWH (יהוה) have spoken [it].

34:25 And I will make with them a covenant of shalom, and will cause the evil beasts to cease out of the land: and they shall dwell safely in the wilderness, and sleep in the woods.

34:26 And I will make them and the places round about My hill a blessing; and I will cause the shower to come down in his season; there shall be showers of blessing.

34:27 And the tree of the field shall yield her fruit, and the earth shall yield her increase, and they shall be safe in their land, and shall know that Ani YHWH (יהוה), when I have broken the bands of their yoke, and delivered them out of the hand of those that served themselves of them.

34:28 And they shall no more be a prey to the Goyim, neither shall the beast of the land devour them; but they shall dwell safely, and none shall make [them] afraid.

34:29 And I will raise up for them a plant of renown, and they shall be no more consumed with hunger in the land, neither bear the shame of the Goyim any more.

34:30 Thus shall they know that Ani YHWH (יהוה) Eloheihem [am] with them, and [that] they, [even] Beit Yisrael, [are] My people, saith Adonay (אדני) YHWH (יהוה).

34:31 And ye My flock, the flock of My pasture, [are] men, [and] Ani your Elohim (אלהים), saith Adonay (אדני) YHWH (יהוה).

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