- Psalm 23:1-3 ESV
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.
3 He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness
for his name’s sake.
- Psalm 78:52 ESV
- Then he led out his people like sheep
and guided them in the wilderness like a flock.
- Psalm 79:13 ESV
But we your people, the sheep of your pasture,
will give thanks to you forever;
from generation to generation we will recount your praise.
- Psalm 100:3 ESV
Know that the Lord, he is God!
It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.
- Psalm 119:176 ESV
I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek your servant,
for I do not forget your commandments.
- Isaiah 53:6 ESV
All we like sheep have gone astray;
we have turned—every one—to his own way;
and the Lord has laid on him
the iniquity of us all.
- Isaiah 53:7 ESV
He was oppressed, and he was afflicted,
yet he opened not his mouth;
like a lamb that is led to the slaughter,
and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent,
so he opened not his mouth.
- Isaiah 60:3 ESV
All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered to you;
the rams of Nebaioth shall minister to you;
they shall come up with acceptance on my altar,
and I will beautify my beautiful house.
- Jeremiah 23:1 ESV
“Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture!” declares the Lord.
- Jeremiah 50:6 ESV
“My people have been lost sheep. Their shepherds have led them astray, turning them away on the mountains. From mountain to hill they have gone. They have forgotten their fold.
- Ezekiel 34:11-16 ESV
“For thus says the Lord God: Behold, I, I myself will search for my sheep and will seek them out. 12 As a shepherd seeks out his flock when he is among his sheep that have been scattered, so will I seek out my sheep, and I will rescue them from all places where they have been scattered on a day of clouds and thick darkness. 13 And I will bring them out from the peoples and gather them from the countries, and will bring them into their own land. And I will feed them on the mountains of Israel, by the ravines, and in all the inhabited places of the country. 14 I will feed them with good pasture, and on the mountain heights of Israel shall be their grazing land.There they shall lie down in good grazing land, and on rich pasture they shall feed on the mountains of Israel. 15 I myself will be the shepherd of my sheep, and I myself will make them lie down, declares the Lord God. 16 I will seek the lost, and I will bring back the strayed, and I will bind up the injured, and I will strengthen the weak, and the fat and the strong I will destroy.[a] I will feed them in justice.
- Micah 2:12 ESV
I will surely assemble all of you, O Jacob;
I will gather the remnant of Israel;
I will set them together
like sheep in a fold,
like a flock in its pasture,
a noisy multitude of men.
- Matthew 9:36 ESV
When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.
- Matthew 10:16 ESV
“Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so bewise as serpents and innocent as doves.
- Matthew 18:10-13 ESV
“See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that in heaven their angels always see the face of my Father who is in heaven.12 What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go in search of the one that went astray? 13 And if he finds it, truly, I say to you, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine that never went astray.
- Matthew 25:31-33 ESV
“When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him,then he will sit on his glorious throne. 32 Before him will be gathered all the nations, and he will separate people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. 33 And he will place the sheep on his right, but the goats on the left.
- Matthew 26:31 ESV
Then Jesus said to them, “You will all fall away because of me this night. For it is written, ‘I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.’
- Luke 12:32 ESV
“Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
- Luke 15:4-7 ESV
“What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open country, and go after the one that is lost, until he finds it? 5 And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. 6 And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.’ 7 Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.
- John 10:11-15 ESV
I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. 12 He who is a hired hand and not a shepherd, who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees, and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. 13 He flees because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep. 14 I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, 15 just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep.
- 1 Peter 2:25 ESV
For you were straying like sheep, but have now returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.
18 thoughts on “21 Bible Verses About the Sheep and the Shepherd”
I am searching for information on shepherds of the flock of God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.
I need to determine based on the information I find, whether or not The Lord Jesus Christ has given an assignment to some members of the Body of Christ to be shepherds over His flock.
In case you may assist in this regard I will appreciate that a lot.
Thank you for your site.
It’s 12:45 a.m. and I was led to find Scripture in regards to sheep being cared for by the Shepherd. It helps to locate Scripture at this early hour when someone categorizes specific characters and roles of certain people. I must return to this site for more about sheep and shepherds.
Again , thank you…Galatians 6:10
He is the Good Shepherd—what a comfort that is! Thanks for visiting and reading those verses!
Yahshua is the good shepherd
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Yet another great collection! Thanks for this, Heather
Another good collection of verses!
A good one I love it
Greetings Shalom brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus.
Faith in Action James 2:14-26.
Warning to Judge and the Rich
James 4&5. God bless you 1 Peter 2:5
To God be the Glory for ever and ever Hallelujah Amen.
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ja, wenn man sich mit dem seelisch-räumlichen befasst –
die vier Elementen sehr gewahr sein –
Luft und Feuer, Erde und Wasser
WORD: Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. Ps xxxiii:12
PRAYER: God Most High, the gospel of Christ once blessed our nation with virtue and high ideals. That gospel flame seems now but a dying ember, as we spiral downward into moral chaos. Rekindle it, O Lord, and make it burn in our country again. Remember the sheep of your hand. Shepherd us and bear us up forever. Amen.
Heather, I came upon your site while doing a search for Scriptures about Shepherds. Thanks for all you do. I enjoyed your post! Mary