Here are a few bible verses that highlight the role of God as shepherd over his people as revealed in the Bible.
Jesus therefore said to them again: Amen, amen, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep.
All others, as many as have come, are thieves and robbers: and the sheep heard them not.
I am the door. By me, if any man enter in, he shall be saved: and he shall go in and go out, and shall find pastures.
The thief cometh not, but for to steal and to kill and to destroy. I am come that they may have life and may have it more abundantly.
I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd giveth his life for his sheep.
But the hireling and he that is not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming and leaveth the sheep and flieth: and the wolf casteth and scattereth the sheep,
And the hireling flieth, because he is a hireling: and he hath no care for the sheep.
I am the good shepherd: and I know mine, and mine know me.
As the Father knoweth me, and I know the Father: and I lay down my life for my sheep.
And other sheep I have that are not of this fold: them also I must bring. And they shall hear my voice: And there shall be one fold and one shepherd.
Therefore doth the Father love me: because I lay down my life, that I may take it again.
No man taketh it away from me: but I lay it down of myself. And I have power to lay it down: and I have power to take it up again. This commandment have I received of my Father.
Amen, amen, I say to you: He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold but climbeth up another way, the same is a thief and a robber.
But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.
To him the porter openeth: and the sheep hear his voice. And he calleth his own sheep by name and leadeth them out.
And when he hath let out his own sheep, he goeth before them: and the sheep follow him, because they know his voice.
But a stranger they follow not, but fly from him, because they know not the voice of strangers.
The Jews therefore came round about him and said to him: How long dost thou hold our souls in suspense? If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly.
Jesus answered them: I speak to you, and you believe not: the works that I do in the name of my Father, they give testimony of me.
But you do not believe, because you are not of my sheep.
My sheep hear my voice. And I know them: and they follow me.
And I give them life everlasting: and they shall not perish for ever. And no man shall pluck them out of my hand.
That which my Father hath given me is greater than all: and no one can snatch them out of the hand of my Father.
The LORD is my shepherd;
I shall not want.
He makes me to lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside the still waters.
1 Peter 2:25
For you were as sheep going astray: but you are now converted to the shepherd and bishop of your souls.
And may go out and in before them, and may lead them out, or bring them in: lest the people of the Lord be as sheep without a shepherd.
For he is the Lord our God: and we are the people of his pasture and the sheep of his hand.
To day if you shall hear his voice, harden not your hearts:
I will feed them in the most fruitful pastures, and their pastures shall be in the high mountains of Israel: there shall they rest on the green grass, and be fed in fat pastures upon the mountains of Israel.
I will feed my sheep: and I will cause them to lie down, saith the Lord God.
I will seek that which was lost: and that which was driven away, I will bring again: and I will bind up that which was broken, and I will strengthen that which was weak, and that which was fat and strong I will preserve, and I will feed them in judgment.
Fear not, little flock, for it hath pleased your Father to give you a kingdom.