Zechariah 11
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The Doomed Flock

1Open the doors, O Lebanon, and fire shall devour among thy cedars.

2Wail, O cypress, for the cedar fell; for the powerful ones were destroyed: wail, ye oaks of Bashan, for the forest of the vintage went down.

3A voice of wailing of the shepherds, for their greatness was destroyed: a voice of the roaring of young lions, for the pride of Jordan was destroyed.

4Thus said Jehovah my God: Feed the flock of slaughter; 5Which they possessing them will slaughter them, and they will not be punished: and they selling them will say, Blessed be Jehovah; and I shall be rich: and their shepherds had not pity upon them. 6For I will no more have pity upon the inhabitants of the land, says Jehovah: and behold, the men to be found each in the hand of his neighbor, and in the hand of his king: and they beat the land, and I will not deliver from their hand.

7And I will feed the flock of slaughter for you, and the poor of the sheep: And I will take to me two rods; to the one I called Beauty, and to the one, I called Cords; and I will feed the sheep. 8And I will conceal three shepherds in one month; and my soul will be shortened for them, and also their soul loathed for me. 9And saying, I will not feed you: the dying shall die, and the concealed shall be concealed; and they being left shall eat each the flesh of her neighbor.

Thirty Pieces of Silver
(Matthew 27:3–10)

10And I will take my rod Beauty, and I will cut it off, to break my covenant which I cut out with all the peoples. 11And it shall be broken in that day: and the poor of the flock watching me knew that it was the word of Jehovah. 12And saying to them, If good in your eyes, give ye my hire; and if not, desist. And they will weigh my hire, thirty of silver. 13And Jehovah will say to me, Cast it to the potter: a splendor of price which I was prized of them. And I shall take the thirty of silver and cast it in the house of Jehovah, to the potter. 14And I shall cut off my second rod, Cords, to break the brotherhood between Judah and between Israel.

15And Jehovah will say to me, Yet take to thee the vessels of a foolish shepherd. 16For behold, I raise up a shepherd in the land, he shall not review those being concealed; the youth he shall not seek, and he shall not heal the broken, and he shall not nourish the standing firmly: and he shall eat the flesh of the fading, and he shall break their hoofs.

17Wo! to the empty shepherd forsaking the sheep; the sword upon his arm, and upon his right eye: and his arm being dried up, shall be dried up, and his right eye being dim, shall be dim.

The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments; Translated Literally From The Original Tongues by Julia E. Smith

Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible

Zechariah 10
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