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Date: 11/21/2018


EZEKIEL 34
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.


EZEKIEL 35
1: Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying,
2: Son of man, set thy face against mount Seir, and prophesy against it,
3: And say unto it, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, O mount Seir, I am against thee, and I will stretch out mine hand against thee, and I will make thee most desolate.
4: I will lay thy cities waste, and thou shalt be desolate, and thou shalt know that I am the LORD.
5: Because thou hast had a perpetual hatred, and hast shed the blood of the children of Israel by the force of the sword in the time of their calamity, in the time that their iniquity had an end:
6: Therefore, as I live, saith the Lord GOD, I will prepare thee unto blood, and blood shall pursue thee: sith thou hast not hated blood, even blood shall pursue thee.
7: Thus will I make mount Seir most desolate, and cut off from it him that passeth out and him that returneth.
8: And I will fill his mountains with his slain men: in thy hills, and in thy valleys, and in all thy rivers, shall they fall that are slain with the sword.
9: I will make thee perpetual desolations, and thy cities shall not return: and ye shall know that I am the LORD.
10: Because thou hast said, These two nations and these two countries shall be mine, and we will possess it; whereas the LORD was there:
11: Therefore, as I live, saith the Lord GOD, I will even do according to thine anger, and according to thine envy which thou hast used out of thy hatred against them; and I will make myself known among them, when I have judged thee.
12: And thou shalt know that I am the LORD, and that I have heard all thy blasphemies which thou hast spoken against the mountains of Israel, saying, They are laid desolate, they are given us to consume.
13: Thus with your mouth ye have boasted against me, and have multiplied your words against me: I have heard them.
14: Thus saith the Lord GOD; When the whole earth rejoiceth, I will make thee desolate.
15: As thou didst rejoice at the inheritance of the house of Israel, because it was desolate, so will I do unto thee: thou shalt be desolate, O mount Seir, and all Idumea, even all of it: and they shall know that I am the LORD.


PROVERBS 19
1: Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity, than he that is perverse in his lips, and is a fool.
2: Also, that the soul be without knowledge, it is not good; and he that hasteth with his feet sinneth.
3: The foolishness of man perverteth his way: and his heart fretteth against the LORD.
4: Wealth maketh many friends; but the poor is separated from his neighbour.
5: A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall not escape.
6: Many will intreat the favour of the prince: and every man is a friend to him that giveth gifts.
7: All the brethren of the poor do hate him: how much more do his friends go far from him? he pursueth them with words, yet they are wanting to him.
8: He that getteth wisdom loveth his own soul: he that keepeth understanding shall find good.
9: A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall perish.
10: Delight is not seemly for a fool; much less for a servant to have rule over princes.
11: The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.
12: The king's wrath is as the roaring of a lion; but his favour is as dew upon the grass.
13: A foolish son is the calamity of his father: and the contentions of a wife are a continual dropping.
14: House and riches are the inheritance of fathers: and a prudent wife is from the LORD.
15: Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger.
16: He that keepeth the commandment keepeth his own soul; but he that despiseth his ways shall die.
17: He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.
18: Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying.
19: A man of great wrath shall suffer punishment: for if thou deliver him, yet thou must do it again.
20: Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.
21: There are many devices in a man's heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.
22: The desire of a man is his kindness: and a poor man is better than a liar.
23: The fear of the LORD tendeth to life: and he that hath it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil.
24: A slothful man hideth his hand in his bosom, and will not so much as bring it to his mouth again.
25: Smite a scorner, and the simple will beware: and reprove one that hath understanding, and he will understand knowledge.
26: He that wasteth his father, and chaseth away his mother, is a son that causeth shame, and bringeth reproach.
27: Cease, my son, to hear the instruction that causeth to err from the words of knowledge.
28: An ungodly witness scorneth judgment: and the mouth of the wicked devoureth iniquity.
29: Judgments are prepared for scorners, and stripes for the back of fools.


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