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Part of speech: Noun, Thing

The sheep eat the  grass.


  Key words: Animal, Ewe, Flock, Flocks, Goat, Lamb, Mammal, Ovis, Ram, Ruminant, Sheep, Wolf, Wool  

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  Words of Wisdom  

And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.   Genesis 4:2 


And he entreated Abram well for her sake: and he had sheep, and oxen, and he asses, and menservants, and maidservants, and she asses, and  camels.   Genesis 12:16 


And Abimelech took sheep, and oxen, and menservants, and womenservants, and gave them unto Abraham, and restored him Sarah his wife.   Genesis 20:14 


And Abraham took sheep and oxen, and gave them unto Abimelech; and both of them made a covenant.   Genesis 21:27 


And he looked, and behold a well in the  field, and, lo, there were three flocks of sheep lying by it; for out of that well they watered the flocks: and a great stone was upon the well's mouth.
And thither were all the flocks gathered: and they rolled the stone from the well's mouth, and watered the sheep, and put the stone again upon the well's mouth in his place.   Genesis 29:2, 3 


And he said unto them, Is he well? And they said, He is well: and, behold, Rachel his daughter cometh with the sheep.
And he said, Lo, it is yet high day, neither is it time that the cattle should be gathered together:  water ye the sheep, and go and feed them.
And they said, We cannot, until all the flocks be gathered together, and till they roll the stone from the well's mouth; then we  water the sheep.
And while he yet spake with them, Rachel came with her father's sheep; for she kept them.
And it came to pass, when Jacob saw Rachel the daughter of Laban his mother's brother, and the sheep of Laban his mother's brother, that Jacob went near, and rolled the stone from the well's mouth, and watered the flock of Laban his mother's brother.   Genesis 29:6-10 


I will pass through all thy flock to day, removing from thence all the speckled and spotted cattle, and all the  brown cattle among the sheep, and the spotted and speckled among the goats: and of such shall be my hire.
So shall my righteousness answer for me in time to come, when it shall come for my hire before thy face: every one that is not speckled and spotted among the goats, and  brown among the sheep, that shall be counted stolen with me.
And Laban said, Behold, I would it might be according to thy word.
And he removed that day the he goats that were ring-streaked and spotted, and all the she goats that were speckled and spotted, and every one that had some  white in it, and all the  brown among the sheep, and gave them into the hand of his sons.   Genesis 30:32-35 


And Laban went to shear his sheep: and Rachel had stolen the images that were her father's.   Genesis 31:19 


They took their sheep, and their oxen, and their asses, and that which was in the city, and that which was in the  field,
And all their wealth, and all their little ones, and their wives took they captive, and spoiled even all that was in the house.   Genesis 34:28, 29 


And in process of time the daughter of Shuah Judah's wife died; and Judah was comforted, and went up unto his sheepshearers to Timnath, he and his friend Hirah the Adullamite.
And it was told Tamar, saying, Behold thy father in law goeth up to Timnath to shear his sheep.   Genesis 38:12, 13 


Behold, the hand of the LORD is upon thy cattle which is in the  field, upon the  horses, upon the asses, upon the  camels, upon the oxen, and upon the sheep: there shall be a very grievous murrain.   Exodus 9:3 


Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year: ye shall take it out from the sheep, or from the goats:
And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening.   Exodus 12:5, 6 


An altar of earth thou shalt make unto me, and shalt sacrifice thereon thy burnt offerings, and thy peace offerings, thy sheep, and thine oxen: in all places where I record my name I will come unto thee, and I will bless thee.   Exodus 20:24 


If a man shall steal an ox, or a sheep, and kill it, or sell it; he shall restore five oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep.   Exodus 22:1 


If the theft be certainly found in his hand alive, whether it be ox, or ass, or sheep; he shall restore double.   Exodus 22:4 


For all manner of trespass, whether it be for ox, for ass, for sheep, for raiment, or for any manner of lost thing which another challengeth to be his, the cause of both parties shall come before the judges; and whom the judges shall condemn, he shall pay double unto his neighbor.
If a man deliver unto his neighbor an ass, or an ox, or a sheep, or any beast, to keep; and it die, or be hurt, or driven away, no man seeing it:
Then shall an oath of the LORD be between them both, that he hath not put his hand unto his neighbor's goods; and the owner of it shall accept thereof, and he shall not make it good.   Exodus 22:9-11 


Likewise shalt thou do with thine oxen, and with thy sheep: seven days it shall be with his dam; on the eighth day thou shalt give it me.   Exodus 22:30 


All that openeth the matrix is mine; and every firstling among thy cattle, whether ox or sheep, that is male.   Exodus 34:19 


And if his offering be of the flocks, namely, of the sheep, or of the goats, for a burnt sacrifice; he shall bring it a male without blemish.   Leviticus 1:10 


Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, Ye shall eat no manner of fat, of ox, or of sheep, or of goat.   Leviticus 7:23 


Ye shall offer at your own will a male without blemish, of the beeves, of the sheep, or of the goats.
But whatsoever hath a blemish, that shall ye not offer: for it shall not be acceptable for you.
And whosoever offereth a sacrifice of peace offerings unto the LORD to accomplish his vow, or a freewill offering in beeves or sheep, it shall be perfect to be accepted; there shall be no blemish therein.   Leviticus 22:19-21 


When a bullock, or a sheep, or a goat, is brought forth, then it shall be seven days under the dam; and from the eighth day and thenceforth it shall be accepted for an offering made by  fire unto the LORD.   Leviticus 22:27 


Only the firstling of the beasts, which should be the LORD's firstling, no man shall sanctify it; whether it be ox, or sheep: it is the LORD's.   Leviticus 27:26 


But the firstling of a cow, or the firstling of a sheep, or the firstling of a goat, thou shalt not redeem; they are holy: thou shalt sprinkle their  blood upon the altar, and shalt  burn their fat for an offering made by  fire, for a sweet savor unto the LORD.   Numbers 18:17 


And Balak offered oxen and sheep, and sent to Balaam, and to the princes that were with him.   Numbers 22:40 


Which may go out before them, and which may go in before them, and which may lead them out, and which may bring them in; that the congregation of the LORD be not as sheep which have no shepherd.   Numbers 27:17 


And levy a tribute unto the LORD of the men of war which went out to battle: one soul of five hundred, both of the persons, and of the beeves, and of the asses, and of the sheep:
Take it of their half, and give it unto Eleazar the priest, for an heave offering of the LORD.   Numbers 31:28, 29 


And the booty, being the rest of the prey which the men of war had caught, was six hundred thousand and seventy thousand and five thousand sheep,
And threescore and twelve thousand beeves,
And threescore and one thousand asses,
And thirty and two thousand persons in all, of women that had not known man by lying with him.
And the half, which was the portion of them that went out to war, was in number three hundred thousand and seven and thirty thousand and five hundred sheep:
And the LORD's tribute of the sheep was six hundred and threescore and fifteen.   Numbers 31:32-37 


(Now the half that pertained unto the congregation was three hundred thousand and thirty thousand and seven thousand and five hundred sheep,
And thirty and six thousand beeves,
And thirty thousand asses and five hundred,
And sixteen thousand persons;)
Even of the children of Israel's half, Moses took one portion of fifty, both of man and of beast, and gave them unto the Levites, which kept the charge of the tabernacle of the LORD; as the LORD commanded Moses.   Numbers 31:43-47 


And they came near unto him, and said, We will build sheepfolds here for our cattle, and cities for our little ones:
But we ourselves will go ready armed before the children of Israel, until we have brought them unto their place: and our little ones shall dwell in the fenced cities because of the inhabitants of the land.   Numbers 32:16, 17 


Build you cities for your little ones, and folds for your sheep; and do that which hath proceeded out of your mouth.   Numbers 32:24 


And Bethnimrah, and Bethharan, fenced cities: and folds for sheep.   Numbers 32:36 


And he will love thee, and bless thee, and multiply thee: he will also bless the fruit of thy womb, and the fruit of thy land, thy  corn, and thy wine, and thine oil, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep, in the land which he sware unto thy fathers to give thee.   Deuteronomy 7:13 


These are the beasts which ye shall eat: the ox, the sheep, and the goat,
The hart, and the roebuck, and the fallow deer, and the wild goat, and the pygarg, and the wild ox, and the chamois.   Deuteronomy 14:4, 5 


And thou shalt bestow that  money for whatsoever thy soul lusteth after, for oxen, or for sheep, or for wine, or for strong drink, or for whatsoever thy soul desireth: and thou shalt eat there before the LORD thy  God, and thou shalt rejoice, thou, and thine household,
And the Levite that is within thy gates; thou shalt not forsake him; for he hath no part nor inheritance with thee.   Deuteronomy 14:26, 27 


All the firstling males that come of thy herd and of thy flock thou shalt sanctify unto the LORD thy  God: thou shalt do no work with the firstling of thy bullock, nor shear the firstling of thy sheep.   Deuteronomy 15:19 


Thou shalt not sacrifice unto the LORD thy  God any bullock, or sheep, wherein is blemish, or any evilfavouredness: for that is an abomination unto the LORD thy  God.   Deuteronomy 17:1 


And this shall be the priest's due from the people, from them that offer a sacrifice, whether it be ox or sheep; and they shall give unto the priest the shoulder, and the two cheeks, and the maw.
The firstfruit also of thy  corn, of thy wine, and of thine oil, and the first of the fleece of thy sheep, shalt thou give him.   Deuteronomy 18:3, 4 


Thou shalt not see thy brother's ox or his sheep go astray, and hide thyself from them: thou shalt in any case bring them again unto thy brother.   Deuteronomy 22:1 


Blessed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy ground, and the fruit of thy cattle, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep.   Deuteronomy 28:4 


Cursed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy land, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep.   Deuteronomy 28:18 


Thine ox shall be slain before thine eyes, and thou shalt not eat thereof: thine ass shall be violently taken away from before thy face, and shall not be restored to thee: thy sheep shall be given unto thine enemies, and thou shalt have none to rescue them.   Deuteronomy 28:31 


And he shall eat the fruit of thy cattle, and the fruit of thy land, until thou be destroyed: which also shall not leave thee either  corn, wine, or oil, or the increase of thy kine, or flocks of thy sheep, until he have destroyed thee.   Deuteronomy 28:51 


 Butter of kine, and  milk of sheep, with fat of lambs, and rams of the breed of Bashan, and goats, with the fat of kidneys of  wheat; and thou didst drink the pure  blood of the grape.   Deuteronomy 32:14 


And they utterly destroyed all that was in the city, both man and woman, young and old, and ox, and sheep, and ass, with the edge of the  sword.   Joshua 6:21 


And Joshua, and all Israel with him, took Achan the son of Zerah, and the  silver, and the  garment, and the wedge of  gold, and his sons, and his daughters, and his oxen, and his asses, and his sheep, and his tent, and all that he had: and they brought them unto the valley of Achor.   Joshua 7:24 


Why abodest thou among the sheepfolds, to hear the bleatings of the flocks? For the divisions of Reuben there were great searchings of  heart.   Judges 5:16 


And they encamped against them, and destroyed the increase of the earth, till thou come unto Gaza, and left no sustenance for Israel, neither sheep, nor ox, nor ass.   Judges 6:4 


He will take the tenth of your sheep: and ye shall be his servants.   1 Samuel 8:17 


And the people flew upon the spoil, and took sheep, and oxen, and calves, and slew them on the ground: and the people did eat them with the  blood.
Then they told Saul, saying, Behold, the people sin against the LORD, in that they eat with the  blood. And he said, Ye have transgressed: roll a great stone unto me this day.
And Saul said, Disperse yourselves among the people, and say unto them, Bring me hither every man his ox, and every man his sheep, and slay them here, and eat; and sin not against the LORD in eating with the  blood. And all the people brought every man his ox with him that  night, and slew them there.   1 Samuel 14:32-34 


Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have, and spare them not; but slay both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep,  camel and ass.   1 Samuel 15:3 


But Saul and the people spared Agag, and the best of the sheep, and of the oxen, and of the fatlings, and the lambs, and all that was good, and would not utterly destroy them: but every thing that was vile and refuse, that they destroyed utterly.   1 Samuel 15:9 


And Samuel said, What meaneth then this bleating of the sheep in mine ears, and the lowing of the oxen which I hear?
And Saul said, They have brought them from the Amalekites: for the people spared the best of the sheep and of the oxen, to sacrifice unto the LORD thy  God; and the rest we have utterly destroyed.   1 Samuel 15:14, 15 


But the people took of the spoil, sheep and oxen, the chief of the things which should have been utterly destroyed, to sacrifice unto the LORD thy  God in Gilgal.   1 Samuel 15:21 


And Samuel said unto Jesse, Are here all thy children? And he said, There remaineth yet the youngest, and, behold, he keepeth the sheep. And Samuel said unto Jesse, Send and fetch him: for we will not sit down till he come hither.   1 Samuel 16:11 


Wherefore Saul sent messengers unto Jesse, and said, Send me David thy son, which is with the sheep.   1 Samuel 16:19 


But David went and returned from Saul to feed his father's sheep at Bethlehem.   1 Samuel 17:15 


And David rose up early in the morning, and left the sheep with a keeper, and took, and went, as Jesse had commanded him; and he came to the trench, as the host was going forth to the fight, and shouted for the battle.   1 Samuel 17:20 


And Eliab his eldest brother heard when he spake unto the men; and Eliab's anger was kindled against David, and he said, Why camest thou down hither? and with whom hast thou left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know thy pride, and the naughtiness of thine  heart; for thou art come down that thou mightest see the battle.   1 Samuel 17:28 


And David said unto Saul, Thy servant kept his father's sheep, and there came a lion, and a bear, and took a lamb out of the flock:
And I went out after him, and smote him, and delivered it out of his mouth: and when he arose against me, I caught him by his beard, and smote him, and slew him.   1 Samuel 17:34, 35 


And Nob, the city of the priests, smote he with the edge of the  sword, both men and women, children and sucklings, and oxen, and asses, and sheep, with the edge of the  sword.   1 Samuel 22:19 


And he came to the sheepcotes by the way, where was a cave; and Saul went in to cover his feet: and David and his men remained in the sides of the cave.   1 Samuel 24:3 


And there was a man in Maon, whose possessions were in Carmel; and the man was very great, and he had three thousand sheep, and a thousand goats: and he was shearing his sheep in Carmel.
Now the name of the man was Nabal; and the name of his wife Abigail: and she was a woman of good understanding, and of a beautiful countenance: but the man was churlish and  evil in his doings; and he was of the house of Caleb.
And David heard in the wilderness that Nabal did shear his sheep.   1 Samuel 25:2-4 


They were a wall unto us both by  night and day, all the while we were with them keeping the sheep.
Now therefore know and consider what thou wilt do; for  evil is determined against our master, and against all his household: for he is such a son of Belial, that a man cannot speak to him.
Then Abigail made haste, and took two hundred loaves, and two bottles of wine, and five sheep ready dressed, and five measures of parched  corn, and an hundred clusters of raisins, and two hundred cakes of figs, and laid them on asses.   1 Samuel 25:16-18 


And David smote the land, and left neither man nor woman alive, and took away the sheep, and the oxen, and the asses, and the  camels, and the apparel, and returned, and came to Achish.   1 Samuel 27:9 


Now therefore so shalt thou say unto my servant David, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, I took thee from the sheepcote, from following the sheep, to be ruler over my people, over Israel:
And I was with thee whithersoever thou wentest, and have cut off all thine enemies out of thy sight, and have made thee a great name, like unto the name of the great men that are in the earth.   2 Samuel 7:8, 9 


And it came to pass after two full years, that Absalom had sheepshearers in Baalhazor, which is beside Ephraim: and Absalom invited all the king's sons.
And Absalom came to the king, and said, Behold now, thy servant hath sheepshearers; let the king, I beseech thee, and his servants go with thy servant.   2 Samuel 13:23, 24 


And  honey, and  butter, and sheep, and  cheese of kine, for David, and for the people that were with him, to eat: for they said, The people is hungry, and weary, and thirsty, in the wilderness.   2 Samuel 17:29 


And David spake unto the LORD when he saw the angel that smote the people, and said, Lo, I have sinned, and I have done wickedly: but these sheep, what have they done? let thine hand, I pray thee, be against me, and against my father's house.   2 Samuel 24:17 


And Adonijah slew sheep and oxen and fat cattle by the stone of Zoheleth, which is by Enrogel, and called all his brethren the king's sons, and all the men of Judah the king's servants:
But Nathan the prophet, and Benaiah, and the mighty men, and Solomon his brother, he called not.   1 Kings 1:9, 10 


And he hath slain oxen and fat cattle and sheep in abundance, and hath called all the sons of the king, and Abiathar the priest, and Joab the captain of the host: but Solomon thy servant hath he not called.   1 Kings 1:19 


For he is gone down this day, and hath slain oxen and fat cattle and sheep in abundance, and hath called all the king's sons, and the captains of the host, and Abiathar the priest; and, behold, they eat and drink before him, and say,  God save king Adonijah.   1 Kings 1:25 


Ten fat oxen, and twenty oxen out of the  pastures, and an hundred sheep, beside harts, and roebucks, and fallowdeer, and fatted fowl.   1 Kings 4:23 


And king Solomon, and all the congregation of Israel, that were assembled unto him, were with him before the ark, sacrificing sheep and oxen, that could not be told nor numbered for multitude.   1 Kings 8:5 


And Solomon offered a sacrifice of peace offerings, which he offered unto the LORD, two and twenty thousand oxen, and an hundred and twenty thousand sheep. So the king and all the children of Israel dedicated the house of the LORD.   1 Kings 8:63 


And he said, I saw all Israel scattered upon the hills, as sheep that have not a shepherd: and the LORD said, These have no master: let them return every man to his house in peace.   1 Kings 22:17 


And Mesha king of Moab was a sheepmaster, and rendered unto the king of Israel an hundred thousand lambs, and an hundred thousand rams, with the wool.   2 Kings 3:4 


And he said unto him, Went not mine  heart with thee, when the man turned again from his chariot to meet thee? Is it a time to receive  money, and to receive  garments, and oliveyards, and vineyards, and sheep, and oxen, and menservants, and maidservants?
The leprosy therefore of Naaman shall cleave unto thee, and unto thy seed for ever. And he went out from his presence a leper as  white as  snow.   2 Kings 5:26, 27 


And they took away their cattle; of their  camels fifty thousand, and of sheep two hundred and fifty thousand, and of asses two thousand, and of men an hundred thousand.   1 Chronicles 5:21 


Moreover they that were nigh them, even unto Issachar and Zebulun and Naphtali, brought  bread on asses, and on  camels, and on mules, and on oxen, and meat, meal, cakes of figs, and bunches of raisins, and wine, and oil, and oxen, and sheep abundantly: for there was joy in Israel.   1 Chronicles 12:40 


Now therefore thus shalt thou say unto my servant David, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, I took thee from the sheepcote, even from following the sheep, that thou shouldest be ruler over my people Israel:
And I have been with thee whithersoever thou hast walked, and have cut off all thine enemies from before thee, and have made thee a name like the name of the great men that are in the earth.   1 Chronicles 17:7, 8 


And David said unto  God, Is it not I that commanded the people to be numbered? even I it is that have sinned and done  evil indeed; but as for these sheep, what have they done? let thine hand, I pray thee, O LORD my  God, be on me, and on my father's house; but not on thy people, that they should be plagued.   1 Chronicles 21:17 


Also king Solomon, and all the congregation of Israel that were assembled unto him before the ark, sacrificed sheep and oxen, which could not be told nor numbered for multitude.   2 Chronicles 5:6 


And king Solomon offered a sacrifice of twenty and two thousand oxen, and an hundred and twenty thousand sheep: so the king and all the people dedicated the house of  God.   2 Chronicles 7:5 


They smote also the tents of cattle, and carried away sheep and  camels in abundance, and returned to Jerusalem.   2 Chronicles 14:15 


And they offered unto the LORD the same time, of the spoil which they had brought, seven hundred oxen and seven thousand sheep.   2 Chronicles 15:11 


And after certain years he went down to Ahab to Samaria. And Ahab killed sheep and oxen for him in abundance, and for the people that he had with him, and persuaded him to go up with him to Ramothgilead.   2 Chronicles 18:2 


Then he said, I did see all Israel scattered upon the mountains, as sheep that have no shepherd: and the LORD said, These have no master; let them return therefore every man to his house in peace.   2 Chronicles 18:16 


And the consecrated things were six hundred oxen and three thousand sheep.   2 Chronicles 29:33 


For Hezekiah king of Judah did give to the congregation a thousand bullocks and seven thousand sheep; and the princes gave to the congregation a thousand bullocks and ten thousand sheep: and a great number of priests sanctified themselves.   2 Chronicles 30:24 


And concerning the children of Israel and Judah, that dwelt in the cities of Judah, they also brought in the tithe of oxen and sheep, and the tithe of holy things which were consecrated unto the LORD their  God, and laid them by heaps.   2 Chronicles 31:6 


Then Eliashib the high priest rose up with his brethren the priests, and they builded the sheep gate; they sanctified it, and set up the doors of it; even unto the tower of Meah they sanctified it, unto the tower of Hananeel.   Nehemiah 3:1 


And between the going up of the corner unto the sheep gate repaired the goldsmiths and the merchants.   Nehemiah 3:32 


Now that which was prepared for me daily was one ox and six choice sheep; also fowls were prepared for me, and once in ten days store of all sorts of wine: yet for all this required not I the  bread of the governor, because the bondage was heavy upon this people.   Nehemiah 5:18 


And from above the gate of Ephraim, and above the old gate, and above the fish gate, and the tower of Hananeel, and the tower of Meah, even unto the sheep gate: and they stood still in the  prison gate.   Nehemiah 12:39 


His substance also was seven thousand sheep, and three thousand  camels, and five hundred yoke of oxen, and five hundred she asses, and a very great household; so that this man was the greatest of all the men of the east.   Job 1:3 


While he was yet speaking, there came also another, and said, The  fire of  God is fallen from  heaven, and hath burned up the sheep, and the servants, and consumed them; and I only am escaped alone to tell thee.   Job 1:16 


If his loins have not blessed me, and if he were not warmed with the fleece of my sheep;
If I have lifted up my hand against the fatherless, when I saw my help in the gate:
Then let mine arm fall from my shoulder blade, and mine arm be broken from the  bone.   Job 31:20-22 


So the LORD blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning: for he had fourteen thousand sheep, and six thousand  camels, and a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand she asses.   Job 42:12 


All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the  field;
The fowl of the air, and the fish of the  sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the  seas.   Psalm 8:7, 8 


Thou hast given us like sheep appointed for meat; and hast scattered us among the heathen.   Psalm 44:11 


Yea, for thy sake are we killed all the day long; we are counted as sheep for the slaughter.   Psalm 44:22 


Like sheep they are laid in the grave; death shall feed on them; and the upright shall have dominion over them in the morning; and their beauty shall consume in the grave from their dwelling.   Psalm 49:14 


O  God, why hast thou cast us off for ever? why doth thine anger smoke against the sheep of thy  pasture?
Remember thy congregation, which thou hast purchased of old; the rod of thine inheritance, which thou hast redeemed; this mount Zion, wherein thou hast dwelt.   Psalm 74:1, 2 


But made his own people to go forth like sheep, and guided them in the wilderness like a flock.   Psalm 78:52 


He chose David also his servant, and took him from the sheepfolds:
From following the ewes great with young he brought him to feed Jacob his people, and Israel his inheritance.   Psalm 78:70, 71 


So we thy people and sheep of thy  pasture will give thee thanks for ever: we will shew forth thy praise to all generations.   Psalm 79:13 


For he is our  God; and we are the people of his  pasture, and the sheep of his hand. To day if ye will hear his voice,
Harden not your  heart, as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness:
When your fathers tempted me, proved me, and saw my work.   Psalm 95:7-9 


Know ye that the LORD he is  God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, and the sheep of his  pasture.   Psalm 100:3 


I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy servant; for I do not forget thy commandments.   Psalm 119:176 


That our garners may be full, affording all manner of store: that our sheep may bring forth thousands and ten thousands in our streets:
That our oxen may be strong to labour; that there be no breaking in, nor going out; that there be no complaining in our streets.   Psalm 144:13, 14 


Thy  teeth are like a flock of sheep that are even shorn, which came up from the washing; whereof every one bear twins, and none is barren among them.   Song of Solomon 4:2 


Thy  teeth are as a flock of sheep which go up from the washing, whereof every one beareth twins, and there is not one barren among them.   Song of Solomon 6:6 


And it shall come to pass in that day, that a man shall nourish a young cow, and two sheep;
And it shall come to pass, for the abundance of  milk that they shall give he shall eat  butter: for  butter and  honey shall every one eat that is left in the land.   Isaiah 7:21, 22 


And it shall be as the chased roe, and as a sheep that no man taketh up: they shall every man turn to his own people, and flee every one into his own land.   Isaiah 13:14 


And behold joy and gladness, slaying oxen, and killing sheep, eating  flesh, and drinking wine: let us eat and drink; for to morrow we shall die.   Isaiah 22:13 


All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.   Isaiah 53:6, 7 


But thou, O LORD, knowest me: thou hast seen me, and tried mine  heart toward thee: pull them out like sheep for the slaughter, and prepare them for the day of slaughter.   Jeremiah 12:3 


Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my  pasture! saith the LORD.   Jeremiah 23:1 


My people hath been lost sheep: their shepherds have caused them to go astray, they have turned them away on the mountains: they have gone from mountain to hill, they have forgotten their restingplace.   Jeremiah 50:6 


Israel is a scattered sheep; the lions have driven him away: first the king of Assyria hath devoured him; and last this Nebuchadrezzar king of Babylon hath broken his  bones.   Jeremiah 50:17 


My sheep wandered through all the mountains, and upon every high hill: yea, my flock was scattered upon all the face of the earth, and none did search or seek after them.   Ezekiel 34:6 


For thus saith the Lord  GOD; Behold, I, even I, will both search my sheep, and seek them out.
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.   Ezekiel 34:11, 12 


And Jacob fled into the country of Syria, and Israel served for a wife, and for a wife he kept sheep.   Hosea 12:12 


How do the beasts groan! the herds of cattle are perplexed, because they have no  pasture; yea, the flocks of sheep are made desolate.   Joel 1:18 


I will surely assemble, O Jacob, all of thee; I will surely gather the remnant of Israel; I will put them together as the sheep of Bozrah, as the flock in the midst of their fold: they shall make great noise by reason of the multitude of men.   Micah 2:12 


And the remnant of Jacob shall be among the Gentiles in the midst of many people as a lion among the beasts of the forest, as a young lion among the flocks of sheep: who, if he go through, both treadeth down, and teareth in pieces, and none can deliver.   Micah 5:8 


Awake, O  sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is my fellow, saith the LORD of hosts: smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered: and I will turn mine hand upon the little ones.   Zechariah 13:7 


Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.   Matthew 7:15 


But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.   Matthew 9:36 


But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.   Matthew 10:6 


Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.   Matthew 10:16 


And he said unto them, What man shall there be among you, that shall have one sheep, and if it fall into a pit on the sabbath day, will he not lay hold on it, and lift it out?
How much then is a man better than a sheep? Wherefore it is lawful to do well on the sabbath days.   Matthew 12:11, 12 


But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.   Matthew 15:24 


How think ye? if a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone astray?
And if so be that he find it, verily I say unto you, he rejoiceth more of that sheep, than of the ninety and nine which went not astray.   Matthew 18:12, 13 


And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:
And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.   Matthew 25:32, 33 


Then saith Jesus unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this  night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad.   Matthew 26:31 


And Jesus, when he came out, saw much people, and was moved with compassion toward them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd: and he began to teach them many things.   Mark 6:34 


And Jesus saith unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this  night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered.   Mark 14:27 


What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it?
And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing.
And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost.   Luke 15:4-6 


And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of  money sitting:
And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers'  money, and overthrew the tables;
And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence; make not my Father's house an house of merchandise.   John 2:14-16 


Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a  pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches.   John 5:2 


Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.
But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.
To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out.
And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.   John 10:1-4 


Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.
All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers: but the sheep did not hear them.   John 10:7, 8 


I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.
But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep.
The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep.
I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.
As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep.
And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.   John 10:11-16 


But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you.
My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.   John 10:26-28 


He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep.
He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.   John 21:16, 17 


The place of the scripture which he read was this, He was led as a sheep to the slaughter; and like a lamb dumb before his shearer, so opened he not his mouth:
In his humiliation his judgment was taken away: and who shall declare his generation? for his life is taken from the earth.   Acts 8:32, 33 


As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.   Romans 8:36 


They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, were tempted, were slain with the  sword: they wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins; being destitute, afflicted, tormented;
(Of whom the world was not worthy:) they wandered in deserts, and in mountains, and in dens and caves of the earth.   Hebrews 11:37, 38 


Now the  God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the  blood of the everlasting covenant,
Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.   Hebrews 13:20, 21 


For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.   1 Peter 2:25 


And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and  wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and  horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men.   Revelation 18:13 




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