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We had all gone astray like sheep,
    all following our own way;
But the Lord laid upon him[a]
    the guilt of us all.(A)

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  1. 53:6 The Lord laid upon him: the servant’s suffering is no accidental or casual matter, but part of God’s plan; see also v. 10. The bystanders’ speculation of v. 4 is verified, but not in the sense intended by them.

25 For you had gone astray like sheep,(A) but you have now returned to the shepherd and guardian of your souls.[a]

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  1. 2:25 The shepherd and guardian of your souls: the familiar shepherd and flock figures express the care, vigilance, and love of God for his people in the Old Testament (Ps 23; Is 40:11; Jer 23:4–5; Ez 34:11–16) and of Jesus for all humanity in the New Testament (Mt 18:10–14; Lk 15:4–7; Jn 10:1–16; Hb 13:20).

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