They will all be left to the mountain birds of prey(A)
    and to the wild animals;(B)
the birds will feed on them all summer,
    the wild animals all winter.

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Has not my inheritance become to me
    like a speckled bird of prey
    that other birds of prey surround and attack?
Go and gather all the wild beasts;
    bring them to devour.(A)

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So they were scattered because there was no shepherd,(A) and when they were scattered they became food for all the wild animals.(B)

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As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign Lord, because my flock lacks a shepherd and so has been plundered(A) and has become food for all the wild animals,(B) and because my shepherds did not search for my flock but cared for themselves rather than for my flock,(C)

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17 “Son of man, this is what the Sovereign Lord says: Call out to every kind of bird(A) and all the wild animals: ‘Assemble and come together from all around to the sacrifice I am preparing for you, the great sacrifice on the mountains of Israel. There you will eat flesh and drink blood.(B) 18 You will eat the flesh of mighty men and drink the blood of the princes of the earth as if they were rams and lambs, goats and bulls—all of them fattened animals from Bashan.(C) 19 At the sacrifice(D) I am preparing for you, you will eat fat till you are glutted and drink blood till you are drunk. 20 At my table you will eat your fill of horses and riders, mighty men and soldiers of every kind,’ declares the Sovereign Lord.(E)

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