Our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep.
The Chief Shepherd – “I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me”…”My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand.”
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all. – I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. – “I will search for the lost and bring back the strays. I will bind up the injured and strengthen the weak.” – For you were like sheep going astray, but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.
Hebrews 13:20 – 1 Peter 5:4 – John 10:14, 27-28 – Psalm 23:1-3 – Isaiah 53:6 – John 10:11 – Ezekiel 34:16 – 1 Peter 2:25 (NIV)