The prophecy of the Lord Jesus for our consideration and edification, written centuries prior to His earthly existence is
|A shepherd-compassionate life-giver|
|Old Testament Prophecy|
|He will tend his flock like a shepherd;|
he will gather the lambs in his arms;
he will carry them in his bosom,
and gently lead those that are with young.
|New Testament Fullfillment|
|The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.|
I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.
He who is a hired hand and not a shepherd, who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees, and the wolf snatches them and scatters them.
He flees because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep.
I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me,
just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep.
And I have other sheep that are not of this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd.
For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life that I may take it up again.
No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This charge I have received from my Father.”
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