1 Et factum est verbum Do mini ad me dicens:
2 "Fili ho minis, propheta de pastoribus Israel, propheta et dices pastoribus: Haec dicit Dominus Deus: Vae pastoribus Israel, qui pascebant semetipsos! Nonne greges pascuntur a pastoribus?
3 Lac comedebatis et lana operiebamini et, quod crassum erat, occidebatis, gregem autem non pascebatis;
4 quod infirmum fuit, non consolidastis et, quod aegrotum, non sanastis; quod fractum est, non alligastis et, quod eiectum est, non reduxistis et, quod perierat, non quaesistis et super forte imperabatis cum violentia.
5 Et dispersae sunt oves meae, eo quod non esset pastor; et factae sunt in devorationem omnium bestiarum agri et dispersae sunt.
6 Erraverunt greges mei in cunctis montibus et in universo colle excelso, et super omnem faciem terrae dispersi sunt greges mei; et non erat qui requireret, non erat qui requireret.
7 Propterea, pastores, audite verbum Domini:
8 Vivo ego, dicit Dominus Deus, pro eo quod factus est grex meus in rapinam et oves meae in devorationem omnium bestiarum agri, eo quod non esset pastor, neque enim quaesierunt pastores mei gregem meum, sed pascebant pastores semetipsos et gregem meum non pascebant,
9 propterea, pastores, audite verbum Domini.
10 Haec dicit Dominus Deus: Ecce ego ipse super pastores requiram gregem meum de manu eorum et cessare eos faciam, ut ultra non pascant gregem nec pascant amplius pastores semetipsos; et liberabo gregem meum de ore eorum, et non erit ultra eis in escam.
11 Quia haec dicit Dominus Deus: Ecce ego ipse requiram oves meas et visitabo eas.
12 Sicut visitat pastor gregem suum in die, quando fuerit in medio ovium suarum dissipatarum, sic visitabo oves meas et liberabo eas de omnibus locis, in quibus dispersae fuerant in die nubis et caliginis.
13 Et educam eas de populis et congregabo eas de terris et inducam eas in terram suam et pascam eas in montibus Israel, in rivis et in cunctis sedibus terrae.
14 In pascuis uberrimis pascam eas, et in montibus excelsis Israel erunt pascua earum; ibi requiescent in herbis virentibus et in pascuis pinguibus pascentur super montes Israel.
15 Ego pascam oves meas et ego eas accubare faciam, dicit Dominus Deus.
16 Quod perierat, requiram et, quod eiectum erat, reducam et, quod confractum fuerat, alligabo et, quod infirmum erat, consolidabo et, quod pingue et forte, custodiam et pascam illas in iudicio.
17 Vos autem, grex meus, haec dicit Dominus Deus: Ecce ego iudico inter pecus et pecus, inter arietes et hircos.
18 Nonne satis vobis erat pascuam bonam depasci? Insuper et reliquias pascuarum vestrarum conculcastis pedibus vestris et, cum purissimam aquam biberetis, reliquam pedibus vestris turbabatis;
19 et oves meae his, quae conculcata pedibus vestris fuerant, pascebantur et, quae pedes vestri turbaverant, haec bibebant.
20 Propterea haec dicit Dominus Deus ad eos: Ecce ego ipse iudico inter pecus pingue et macilentum;
21 pro eo quod lateribus et umeris impingebatis et cornibus vestris ventilabatis omnia infirma pecora, donec dispergerentur foras,
22 salvabo gregem meum, et non erit ultra in rapinam, et iudicabo inter pecus et pecus.
23 Et suscitabo super eas pastorem unum, qui pascat eas, servum meum David; ipse pascet eas et ipse erit eis in pastorem.
24 Ego autem Dominus ero eis in Deum, et servus meus David princeps in medio eorum. Ego Dominus locutus sum.
25 Et faciam cum eis pactum pacis et cessare faciam bestias pessimas de terra, et habitabunt in deserto securi et dormient in saltibus;
26 et ponam eos et, quae sunt in circuitu collis mei, benedictionem et deducam imbrem in tempore suo: pluviae benedictionis erunt.
27 Et dabit lignum agri fructum suum, et terra dabit germen suum, et erunt in terra sua absque timore et scient quia ego Dominus, cum contrivero vectes iugi eorum et eruero eos de manu imperantium sibi.
28 Et non erunt ultra in rapinam gentibus, neque bestiae terrae devorabunt eos, sed habitabunt confidenter absque ullo terrore.
29 Et suscitabo eis germen nominatum, et non erunt ultra imminuti fame in terra neque portabunt ultra opprobrium gentium;
30 et scient quia ego Dominus Deus eorum cum eis, et ipsi populus meus domus Israel, ait Dominus Deus.
31 Vos autem grex meus, grex pascuae meae vos, et ego Dominus Deus vester", dicit Dominus Deus.
King James Version
1 And the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy, and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD unto the shepherds; Woe be to the shepherds of Israel that do feed themselves! should not the shepherds feed the flocks?
3 Ye eat the fat, and ye clothe you with the wool, ye kill them that are fed: but ye feed not the flock.
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.
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.
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.
7 ¶ Therefore, ye shepherds, hear the word of the LORD;
8 As I live, saith the Lord GOD, 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;
9 Therefore, O ye shepherds, hear the word of the LORD;
10 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, 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.
11 ¶ For thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I, even I, will both search my sheep, and seek them out.
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.
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 Israel by the rivers, and in all the inhabited places of the country.
14 I will feed them in a good pasture, and upon the high mountains of Israel shall their fold be: there shall they lie in a good fold, and in a fat pasture shall they feed upon the mountains of Israel.
15 I will feed my flock, and I will cause them to lie down, saith the Lord GOD.
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 judgment.
17 And as for you, O my flock, thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I judge between cattle and cattle, between the rams and the he goats.
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?
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.
20 ¶ Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD unto them; Behold, I, even I, will judge between the fat cattle and between the lean cattle.
21 Because ye have thrust with side and with shoulder, and pushed all the diseased with your horns, till ye have scattered them abroad;
22 Therefore will I save my flock, and they shall no more be a prey; and I will judge between cattle and cattle.
23 And I will set up one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them, even my servant David; he shall feed them, and he shall be their shepherd.
24 And I the LORD will be their God, and my servant David a prince among them; I the LORD have spoken it.
25 And I will make with them a covenant of peace, 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.
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.
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 I am the LORD, when I have broken the bands of their yoke, and delivered them out of the hand of those that served themselves of them.
28 And they shall no more be a prey to the heathen, neither shall the beast of the land devour them; but they shall dwell safely, and none shall make them afraid.
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 heathen any more.
30 Thus shall they know that I the LORD their God am with them, and that they, even the house of Israel, are my people, saith the Lord GOD.
31 And ye my flock, the flock of my pasture, are men, and I am your God, saith the Lord GOD.