Understanding the Scriptures
|Prey (vv. 8, 22, 28)||Something hunted for food|
|Require my flock at their hand (v. 10)||Hold them responsible for the flock|
|Fold (v. 14)||Fenced area for keeping flocks|
|Residue (v. 18)||Other, what remains|
|Foul, fouled (vv. 18–19)||Make unclean|
|Shower (v. 26)||Rain|
|Broken the bands of their yoke (v. 27)||Taken away their slavery, captivity, and burdens|
|Plant of renown (v. 29)||Productive or prosperous|
Studying the Scriptures
Do activity A as you study Ezekiel 34.
What Makes a Good Leader?
According to Ezekiel 34:1–10, 18–19, why were Israel’s leaders bad “shepherds” of the Lord’s people?
List the qualities of a good shepherd found in Ezekiel 34:11–16, and explain how someone serving in the presidency of an Aaronic Priesthood quorum or Young Women class could apply each quality to his or her calling.