“‘For thus says the LORD GOD:
I Myself will search for my sheep and seek them out.
As a shepherd looks after his scattered flock when he is with them,
so will I look after my sheep. I will rescue them from all the places where they were scattered on a day of clouds and darkness.
I will bring them out from the nations and gather them from the countries,
and I will bring them into their own land.
I will pasture them on the mountains of Israel,
by the streams
and in all the settlements in the land.
I will feed them in a good pasture,
and the mountain heights of Israel will be their grazing land.
There they will lie down in good grazing land,
and there they will feed in a rich pasture on the mountains of Israel.
I Myself will feed my flock and I will lead them to rest,
declares the LORD God.
I will seek the lost
bring back the scattered,
bind up the broken,
and strengthen the sick ...
Then they will know that I, the LORD their God, am with them
and that they, the house of Israel, are my people,
declares the LORD GOD.’”
Ezekiel 34:12-16, 30