11 He tends his flock like a shepherd:(A)
    He gathers the lambs in his arms(B)
and carries them close to his heart;(C)
    he gently leads(D) those that have young.(E)

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to say to the captives,(A) ‘Come out,’
    and to those in darkness,(B) ‘Be free!’

“They will feed beside the roads
    and find pasture on every barren hill.(C)

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11 “‘For this is what the Sovereign Lord says: I myself will search for my sheep(A) and look after them. 12 As a shepherd(B) looks after his scattered flock when he is with them, so will I look after my sheep. I will rescue them from all the places where they were scattered on a day of clouds and darkness.(C) 13 I will bring them out from the nations and gather(D) them from the countries, and I will bring them into their own land.(E) I will pasture them on the mountains of Israel, in the ravines and in all the settlements in the land.(F) 14 I will tend them in a good pasture, and the mountain heights of Israel(G) will be their grazing land. There they will lie down in good grazing land, and there they will feed in a rich pasture(H) on the mountains of Israel.(I) 15 I myself will tend my sheep and have them lie down,(J) declares the Sovereign Lord.(K)

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23 I will place over them one shepherd, my servant David, and he will tend(A) them; he will tend them and be their shepherd.(B)

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Prayer and Praise

14 Shepherd(A) your people with your staff,(B)
    the flock of your inheritance,
which lives by itself in a forest,
    in fertile pasturelands.[a](C)
Let them feed in Bashan(D) and Gilead(E)
    as in days long ago.(F)

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Footnotes

  1. Micah 7:14 Or in the middle of Carmel
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