He will feed his flock like a shepherd.
He will gather the lambs in his arm
and carry them in his bosom.
He will gently lead those who have their young. Bible other translations

“flock...shepherd...lambs.” God is often portrayed as a shepherd and His people as sheep.

“He will gather the lambs in his arm.” The weak and downtrodden people on earth have been beaten down and taken advantage of for so long that they might well wonder if God would ever take care of them. But God has watched the affliction of the afflicted ones and they are guaranteed to be well taken care of when the Messiah comes.

Commentary for: Isaiah 40:11