Scriptural references for:
The good Shepherd
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Scriptural references for:
The good Shepherd

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I am the good Shepherd sayeth the Lord, Jesus Christ.
John 10:11  I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.
12  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.
13  The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep.
14  I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.

  A good shepherd never loses his sheep, but they dwell safely in his care.
While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled. John 17:12

  A good shepherd lays down his life for his sheep and will not flee from the danger even to save his own life.
As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep. John 10:15

  A good shepherd leads his sheep to green pastures where they can feed in contentment and he never lets the sheep go hungry.
Psalms 23:1  ¶ The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2  He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. 3  He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

  A good shepherd cares for his sheep when they are sick or injured, and he never forsakes them no matter how desperate their state.
Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. Hebrews 13:5

  A good shepherd picks up a lamb and carries it when it can't keep up with the flock.
Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, Jude 1:24