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I will set up shepherds over them who will feed them, and they will fear no more, nor be dismayed, nor will any be missing, says Yahweh. Bible other translations

“I will set up shepherds over them.” When Jesus Christ reigns as king on earth, he will be assisted in his reign by people who were faithful to God in their first life. These “shepherds” will genuinely care for God’s people and will keep law and order over the earth. Among those who will be judges in the Millennial Kingdom will be the twelve apostles (Matt. 19:28). Isaiah and Micah prophesy of the law going forth from Mount Zion (Isa. 2:3; Micah 4:2), and that is in part because the Lord and some of his appointed judges will be there. Both the Old Testament and the New Testament indicate that people who have been faithful in their first life on earth will help rule the future earth (Isa. 1:26; 32:1; Jer. 3:15; 23:4; Ezek. 44:24; Matt. 19:28; Luke 22:30; 1 Cor. 6:2; 2 Tim. 2:12; Rev. 2:26). God will reward each person for what they have done in this life, and part of that reward for godly people is helping Christ rule the future earth (see commentary on 2 Cor. 5:10, “good or evil”).


Commentary for: Jeremiah 23:4