6. Jehovah-Jesus, the Shepherd

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Our next parallelism between Jehovah in the Old Testament and Christ in the New Testament is the well-known Shepherd character of our Lord. Let us cite some of the passages:
“The LORD [Jehovah] is my shepherd; I shall not want...Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me...Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD [Jehovah] forever” (Psa. 23:1-6).
“Give ear, O Shepherd of Israel, Thou that leadest Joseph like a flock; Thou that dwellest between the cherubim, shine forth” (Psa. 80:1).
“Hear the word of the LORD [Jehovah], O ye nations, and declare it in the isles afar off, and say, He that scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him, as a shepherd doth his flock” (Jer. 31:10).
“Thus shall they know that I the LORD [Jehovah] their God am with them, and that they, even the house of Israel, are My people, saith the Lord GOD. And ye My flock, the flock of My pasture, are men, and I am your God, saith the Lord GOD” (Ezek. 34:30-31).
“I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth His life for the sheep....I am the good shepherd, and know My sheep, and am known of Mine....And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear My voice; and there shall be one fold [flock], and one shepherd. .  .  . My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me: and I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of My hand” (John 10:11-16,27-28).
“The God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant” (Heb. 13:20).
After reading the above comparisons we can well understand why
“Christian piety in every age has identified the Good Shepherd of John 10 with the Shepherd of whom David sang, and the Shepherd of Psalm 23 is Jehovah.”1
1. Dr. W. Childs Robinson, “Jesus Christ Is Jehovah,” Evangelical Quarterly, Vol. 5, p. 153.