|Psalm 23||Jeremiah 23|
|The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters, he
refreshes my soul.
|Woe to the shepherds who are destroying and
scattering the sheep of my pasture! declares the Lord.
Therefore this is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says to
the shepherds who tend my people:
“Because you have scattered my flock and driven them
away and have not bestowed care on
them, I will bestow punishment on you for the evil you have
done,” declares the Lord. “I myself will gather the remnant
of my flock out of all the countries where I have
driven them and will bring them back to their pasture,
where they will be fruitful
and increase in number.