Ezekiel 34:3
You eat the fat, and you clothe you with the wool, you kill them that are fed: but you feed not the flock.
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Isaiah 56:11,12 Yes, they are greedy dogs which can never have enough, and they are shepherds that cannot understand: they all look to their own way...

Zechariah 11:5,16 Whose possessors slay them, and hold themselves not guilty: and they that sell them say, Blessed be the LORD; for I am rich...

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Ezekiel 19:3,6 And she brought up one of her whelps: it became a young lion, and it learned to catch the prey; it devoured men...

Ezekiel 22:25-28 There is a conspiracy of her prophets in the middle thereof, like a roaring lion ravening the prey; they have devoured souls...

Ezekiel 33:25,26 Why say to them, Thus said the Lord GOD; You eat with the blood, and lift up your eyes toward your idols, and shed blood...

1 Kings 22:13-16 And the messenger that was gone to call Micaiah spoke to him, saying, Behold now...

2 Kings 21:16 Moreover Manasseh shed innocent blood very much, till he had filled Jerusalem from one end to another...

Isaiah 1:10,15 Hear the word of the LORD, you rulers of Sodom; give ear to the law of our God, you people of Gomorrah...

Jeremiah 2:30 In vain have I smitten your children; they received no correction: your own sword has devoured your prophets, like a destroying lion.

Jeremiah 22:17 But your eyes and your heart are not but for your covetousness, and for to shed innocent blood, and for oppression, and for violence...

Lamentations 4:13 For the sins of her prophets, and the iniquities of her priests, that have shed the blood of the just in the middle of her,

Micah 3:1-3 And I said, Hear, I pray you, O heads of Jacob, and you princes of the house of Israel; Is it not for you to know judgment...

Zephaniah 3:3 Her princes within her are roaring lions; her judges are evening wolves; they gnaw not the bones till the morrow.

Prophecy Against Israel's Shepherds

1And the word of the LORD came to me, saying, 2Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy, and say to them, Thus said the Lord GOD to the shepherds; Woe be to the shepherds of Israel that do feed themselves! should not the shepherds feed the flocks? 3You eat the fat, and you clothe you with the wool, you kill them that are fed: but you feed not the flock. 4The diseased have you not strengthened, neither have you healed that which was sick, neither have you bound up that which was broken, neither have you brought again that which was driven away, neither have you sought that which was lost; but with force and with cruelty have you ruled them. 5And they were scattered, because there is no shepherd: and they became meat to all the beasts of the field, when they were scattered. 6My sheep wandered through all the mountains, and on every high hill: yes, my flock was scattered on all the face of the earth, and none did search or seek after them. 7Therefore, you shepherds, hear the word of the LORD; 8As I live, said 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; 9Therefore, O you shepherds, hear the word of the LORD; 10Thus said 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.
Parallel Verses
American Standard Version
Ye eat the fat, and ye clothe you with the wool, ye kill the fatlings; but ye feed not the sheep.

Douay-Rheims Bible
You ate the milk, end you clothed yourselves with the wool, and you killed that which was fat: but my flock you did not feed.

Darby Bible Translation
Ye eat the fat, and ye clothe you with the wool; ye kill them that are fattened: but ye feed not the flock.

King James Bible
Ye eat the fat, and ye clothe you with the wool, ye kill them that are fed: but ye feed not the flock.

Young's Literal Translation
The fat ye do eat, and the wool ye put on, The fed one ye slaughter, the flock ye feed not.

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