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Want to know what the Bible says about Shepherd? Here are 125 Bible verses about Shepherd from the Old and New Testaments of the Holy Bible, New International Version (NIV), sorted from the most relevant to the least relevant.

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John 10:11 NIV
“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.
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John 10:14 NIV
“I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me—
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1 Peter 2:25 NIV
For “you were like sheep going astray,” but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.
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1 Peter 5:4 NIV
And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away.
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Hebrews 13:20 NIV
Now may the God of peace, who through the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great Shepherd of the sheep,
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Matthew 9:36 NIV
When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.
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Isaiah 40:11 NIV
He tends his flock like a shepherd:
    He gathers the lambs in his arms
and carries them close to his heart;
    he gently leads those that have young.
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Revelation 7:17 NIV
For the Lamb at the center of the throne
    will be their shepherd;
‘he will lead them to springs of living water.’
    ‘And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.’
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Proverbs 27:23 NIV
Be sure you know the condition of your flocks,
    give careful attention to your herds;
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Ezekiel 34:23 NIV
I will place over them one shepherd, my servant David, and he will tend them; he will tend them and be their shepherd.
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Luke 2:8 NIV
And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night.
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Ezekiel 37:24 NIV
“‘My servant David will be king over them, and they will all have one shepherd. They will follow my laws and be careful to keep my decrees.
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Micah 5:4 NIV
He will stand and shepherd his flock
    in the strength of the Lord,
    in the majesty of the name of the Lord his God.
And they will live securely, for then his greatness
    will reach to the ends of the earth.
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Ephesians 4:11 NIV
So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers,
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John 10:15 NIV
just as the Father knows me and I know the Father —and I lay down my life for the sheep.
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John 10:27 NIV
My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.
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Luke 15:4-7 NIV
4 “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? 5 And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders 6 and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’ 7 I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.
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John 21:15-17 NIV
15 When they had finished eating, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than these?”
“Yes, Lord,” he said, “you know that I love you.”
Jesus said, “Feed my lambs.”
16 Again Jesus said, “Simon son of John, do you love me?”
He answered, “Yes, Lord, you know that I love you.”
Jesus said, “Take care of my sheep.”
17 The third time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?”
Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, “Do you love me?” He said, “Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.”
Jesus said, “Feed my sheep.
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Matthew 26:31 NIV
Then Jesus told them, “This very night you will all fall away on account of me, for it is written:
“‘I will strike the shepherd,
    and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.’
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Luke 12:32 NIV
“Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom.
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