Shepherd of Israel

God related to His people in a similar way as a shepherd did to his sheep. In Psalm 80 that picture is used in an appeal to the Shepherd of Israel to save His flock.

A picture of the Hebrew text of Psalm 80:1, which refers to God as the Shepherd of Israel (Ro’eh Yisra’el).

Shepherd of Israel (Ro’eh Yisra’el) in Psalm 80:1.

Shepherd of Israel in Hebrew:

Ro‘eh Yisra’el

Strong’s Concordance numbers: 7462a, 3478

Bible reference: Ps. 80:1

Oh, give ear, Shepherd of Israel
You who lead Joseph like a flock;
You who are enthroned above the cherubim, shine forth!
(Psalm 80:1)

One Bible verse uses a prophetic name of Jesus that incorporates the name Shepherd of Israel: “Shepherd and Stone of Israel.” The imagery continues through the well-known psalm where the LORD is called “My Shepherd.” In the New Testament, Jesus is the Good Shepherd.

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