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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.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

34:12 sheep that are scattered. Note the similarity here to Christ’s parable of the shepherd seeking his sheep (Luke 15:3-7). Ezekiel here returns to the figure of God as a great Shepherd who cares for his sheep, used before by David (Psalm 23:1), Isaiah (Isaiah 40:11), and other prophets. Isaiah even used Christ’s figure of the Shepherd dying to save His sheep (Isaiah 53:6-7; see John 10:11,27-29).

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