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Want to know what the Bible says about Shepherds? Here are 63 Bible verses about Shepherds 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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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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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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John 10:11 NIV
“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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John 10:27 NIV
My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.
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John 10:16 NIV
I have other sheep that are not of this sheep pen. I must bring them also. They too will listen to my voice, and there shall be one flock and one shepherd.
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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 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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John 10:10 NIV
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
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1 Peter 5:2 NIV
Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not pursuing dishonest gain, but eager to serve;
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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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Jeremiah 31:10 NIV
“Hear the word of the Lord, you nations;
    proclaim it in distant coastlands:
‘He who scattered Israel will gather them
    and will watch over his flock like a shepherd.’
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Matthew 10:16 NIV
“I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves.
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