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Bible Concordances

Torrey's Topical Textbook

Shepherds

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  • Early mention of
    Genesis 4:2

  • Usually carried a scrip or bag
    1 Samuel 17:40

  • Carried a staff or rod
    Leviticus 27:32 ; Psalm 23:4

  • Dwelt in tents while tending their flocks
    Song of Solomon 1:8 ; Isaiah 38:12

  • Members of the family both male and female acted as
    Genesis 29:6 ; 1 Samuel 16:11 ; 17:15

  • Had hired keepers under them
    1 Samuel 17:20

  • The unfaithfulness of hireling, alluded to
    John 10:12

  • CARE OF THE SHEEP BY, EXHIBITED IN
    • Knowing them
      John 10:14
    • Going before and leading them
      Psalm 77:20 ; 78:52 ; 80:1
    • Seeking out good pasture for them
      1 Chronicles 4:39-41 ; Psalm 23:2
    • Numbering them when they return from pasture
      Jeremiah 33:13
    • Watching over them by night
      Luke 2:8
    • Tenderness to the ewes in lamb, and to the young
      Genesis 33:13,14 ; Psalm 78:71
    • Defending them when attacked by wild beasts
      1 Samuel 17:34-36 ; Amos 3:12
    • Searching them out when lost and straying
      Ezekiel 34:12 ; Luke 15:4,5
    • Attending them when sick
      Ezekiel 34:16

  • An abomination to the Egyptians
    Genesis 46:34

  • ILLUSTRATIVE
    • Of God as leader of Israel
      Psalm 77:20 ; 80:1
    • Of Christ as the good shepherd
      Ezekiel 34:23 ; Zechariah 13:7 ; John 10:14 ; Hebrews 13:20
    • Of kings as the leaders of the people
      Isaiah 44:28 ; Jeremiah 6:3 ; 49:19
    • Of ministers of the gospel
      Jeremiah 23:4
    • (Searching out straying sheep,) of Christ seeking the lost
      Ezekiel 34:12 ; Luke 15:2-7
    • (Their care and tenderness,) of tenderness of Christ
      Isaiah 40:11 ; Ezekiel 34:13-16
    • (Ignorant and foolish,) of bad ministers
      Isaiah 56:11 ; Jeremiah 50:6 ; Ezekiel 34:2,10 ; Zechariah 11:7,8,15-17

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Torrey, Reuben Archer. Entry for 'Shepherds'. Torrey's Topical Textbook. https://www.studylight.org/concordances/ttt/s/shepherds.html. 1897.

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