1 And the word of the
Lord came unto me,
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
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.