Bible verses about "sheperd" | Matthew

1 Peter 5:2-4

2 se that ye fede Christes flocke, which is amonge you, takinge the ouersight of them, not as though ye were compelled therto, but wyllingly, not for the desire of fylthy lucre, but of a good minde, 3 not as though ye were Lordes ouer the parishes, but that ye be an ensample to the flocke. 4 And when the chiefe shephearde shal appere, ye shal receiue an incorruptible crowne of glorie.

1 Peter 3:15

15 but sanctifie the Lorde God in your hertes. Be ready alwaies to geue an answere to euery man that axeth you a reason of the hope, that is in you, and that with mekenes & feare,

Proverbs 1:1-33

1 The Prouerbes of Salomon the sonne of Dauid king of Israell: 2 too lerne wisdome instruccion, vnderstanding prudence, 3 righteousnesse, iudgement & equite. 4 That the very babes might haue wit, and that yongmen might haue knowlege & vnderstanding. 5 By hearing, the wyse man shall come by more wysedome: & by experience 6 he shalbe more apte to vnderstande a parable, & the interpretacion therof, the wordes of the wise, & the darke speaches of the same. 7 The feare of the Lord is the begynnynge of wysdome. But fooles despise wysdome & destruccion. 8 My sonne, heare thy fathers doctryne, & forsake not the lawe of thy mother: 9 for that shall bryng grace vnto thy head, & shall be a cheyne about thy necke. 10 My sonne, consent not vnto sinners, 11 if they entise the, & say: come with vs, let vs leye wayte for bloud, and lurke preuely for the innocent without a cause: 12 let vs swalow them vp like the hel, let vs deuour them quicke & whole, as those that go doune into the pyt. 13 So shal we finde al maner of costely riches, & fil our houses wt spoiles. 14 Cast in thy lot among vs, we shall haue all one purse. 15 My sonne, walke not thou with them, refrayn thy fote from their ways. 16 For their fete runne to euel, & are hasty to shed bloud. 17 But in vayn is the net laied forth before the byrdes eyes. 18 Yea, they themselfes laye wayte one for anothers bloud, & one of them wolde sley another. 19 These are the ways of all suche as be couetous, that one wolde rauish anothers life. 20 Wisdome crieth without, & putteth forth her voyce in the stretes. 21 She calleth before the congregacion in the open gates, & sheweth her wordes thorow the citie, saying: 22 O ye chyldren, how longe will ye loue chyldyshnesse? how long wil the, scorners delite in scorning & the vnwise be enemies vnto knowlege? 23 O turne you vnto my correccion: lo. I wil expres my mynde vnto you, & make you vnderstande my wordes. 24 Seing then that I haue called & ye refused it: I haue stretched out my hand, & no man regarded it, 25 but all my counsayls haue ye despysed, & set my corrections at naught. 26 Therfore shall I also laugh in your destruccion, & mocke you, when the thyng that ye feare cometh vpon you: 27 euen when the thing that ye be afrayed of, falleth in sodenly lyke a storme, & your miseri like a tempest: yea, when trouble & heuinesse commeth vpon you. 28 Then shal they call vpon me, but I will not heare: they shal seke me early, but thei shal not find me: 29 And that because thei hated knowlege, & receyued not the feare of the Lord, 30 but abhorred my counsail, & despised my correction. 31 Therfore shal they eate the frutes of their owne way, & be filled with their oune counsayls: 32 for the turning away of the vnwyse shal sley them, & the prosperitie of foles shalbe their owne destruccion. 33 But who so harkeneth vnto me shal dwel safely, and haue ynough without any feare of euell.

John 10:1-42

1 Verelye verelye I saye vnto you: he that entreth not in by the dore, into the shepe folde: but climmeth vp some other waye, the same is a thefe and a robber. 2 He that goeth in by the dore, is the shepeherde of the shepe, 3 to him the porter openeth, and the shepe heare hys voyce, and he calleth hys owne shepe by name, and leadeth them oute. 4 And when he hath sente forth hys owne shepe, he goeth before them, and the shepe folowe hym, for they knowe hys voyce. 5 A straunger they wyll not folowe, but wyll flye from hym, for they know not the voyce of straungers. 6 Thys similitude spake Iesus vnto them: But they vnderstode not what thynges they were whiche he spake vnto them. 7 Then Iesus sayed vnto them agayne Verelye I saye vnto you: I am the dore of the shepe. 8 Al, euen as manye as came before me, are theues and robbers: but the shepe dyd not heare them. 9 I am the dore: by me yf any man enter in, he shalbe safe, and shall go in & oute, and fynde pasture. 10 The thefe cometh not, but for to steale, kyll, and destroye. I am come, that they might haue lyfe, and haue it more aboundauntlye. 11 I am the good shepeherde. The good shepe herde geueth hys lyfe for the shepe. 12 An hyred, seruaunte, which is not the shepeherde, neyther the shepe are hys own, seeth the wolfe commynge, and leaueth the shepe, and fleeth, and the wolfe catcheth them, & scatiereth the shepe. 13 The hyred seruaunte fleeth, because he is an hyred seruaunte, and careth not for the shepe. 14 I am that good shepeherde, and knowe myne and am knowen of myne. 15 As my father knoweth me, euen so knowe I my father. And I geue my lyfe for the shepe: 16 and other shepe I haue whiche are not of thys folde. Them also muste I brynge that they maye heare my voyce, and that there maye be one flocke, and one shepeherde. 17 Therfore doth my father loue me, because I put my lyfe from me, that I myght take it agayne. 18 Noman taketh it from me, but I put it awaye of my selfe. I haue power to put it from me, and haue power to take it agayne. Thys commaundemente haue I receyued of my father. 19 And there was a dissencyon agayne among the Iewes for these saiynges, 20 & many of them sayd: he hath the deuil, and is madde: why heare ye hym? 21 Other sayd: these are not the wordes of hym that hath the deuyll. Can the deuyll open the eyes of the blynde? 22 And it was at Hierusalem the feaste of the dedicacion of the temple, and it was wynter, 23 & Iesus walked in Solomons porche. 24 Then came the Iewes rounde about hym, & sayed vnto hym: Howe longe dost thou make vs doubte? Yf thou be Christe, tell vs playnely. 25 Iesus aunswered them: I tolde you, and ye beleue not. The workes that I do in my fathers name, then beare witnes of me. 26 But ye beleue not because ye are not of my shepe. As I said vnto you: 27 my shepe heare my voice, & I know them, and they folowe me, 28 and I geue vnto them eternall lyfe, and they shall neuer perish neyther shall any man plucke them out of my hande. 29 My father whiche gaue them me, is greater then all, and no man is able to take them out of my fathers hande. 30 And I and my father are one. 31 Then the Iewes agayne toke vp stones to stone hym with all. 32 Iesus aunswered them: manye good workes haue I shewed you from my father: for whiche of them wyll ye stone me? 33 The Iewes aunswered him, saiynge: For thy good workes sake we stone the not, but for thy blasphemye, and because that thou beynge a man, makest thy selfe God. 34 Iesus aunswered them: is it not wrytten in youre lawe. I saye: ye are Goddes? 35 Yf he called them Goddes vnto whom the worde of God was spoken (& the scripture can not be broken) 36 saye ye then to hym, whom the father hath sanctifyed, & sent into the worlde, thou blasphemest, because I sayed. I am the sonne of God? 37 yf I do not the workes of my father, beleue me not. 38 But yf I do: then thoughe ye beleue not me, yet beleue the workes, that ye maye knowe and beleue, that the father is in me, and I in hym. 39 Agayne they went about to take hym: but he escaped out of theyr handes, 40 and went awaye agayne beyonde Iordan, into the place where Iohn before had baptysed, and there abode. 41 And manye resorted vnto hym, & sayed: Iohn dyd no myracle, but all thynges that Iohn spake of thys man, are true. 42 And manye beleued on hym there.

Psalms 23:1-6

1 A Psalme of Dauid. The Lord is my shepherde, I can want nothynge. 2 He fedeth me in a grene pasture, and ledeth me to a freshe water. 3 He quickeneth my soule, and bryngeth me forth in the waye of righteousnes for his names sake. 4 Though I should walke now in the valley of the shadow of death, yet I feare not euel for thou arte with me: thy staffe & thy shepehoke comforte me. 5 Thou preparest a table before me agaynste myne enemyes: thou anoyntest my head with oyle, and fyllest my cuppe ful. 6 Oh let thy louing kyndnes and mercy folowe me all the dayes of my life, that I may dwell in the house of the Lorde for euer.

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