Isaiah 40:11

He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.
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AD 500
I say that these [lambs] are the souls of those who are truly made heavenly philosophers, rejecting the world with its delights and false show and who prefer to dwell in the desert rather than in royal palaces. - "Exposition of Song of Songs 2.3"

Clement Of Alexandria

AD 215
He calls us lambs, the Spirit by the mouth of Isaiah is an unimpeachable witness, using the figurative appellation of lambs, which are still more tender than sheep, to express simplicity.

George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Young, or have lately had young lambs, foetas. Jesus is the good shepherd, John x. 14.

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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