Zechariah 11:4
New International Version
This is what the LORD my God says: "Shepherd the flock marked for slaughter.

New Living Translation
This is what the LORD my God says: “Go and care for the flock that is intended for slaughter.

English Standard Version
Thus said the LORD my God: “Become shepherd of the flock doomed to slaughter.

Berean Study Bible
This is what the LORD my God says: “Pasture the flock marked for slaughter,

King James Bible
Thus saith the LORD my God; Feed the flock of the slaughter;

New King James Version
Thus says the LORD my God, “Feed the flock for slaughter,

New American Standard Bible
This is what the LORD my God says: “Pasture the flock doomed to slaughter.

NASB 1995
Thus says the LORD my God, "Pasture the flock doomed to slaughter.

NASB 1977
Thus says the LORD my God, “Pasture the flock doomed to slaughter.

Amplified Bible
Thus says the LORD my God, “Pasture the flock doomed for slaughter,

Christian Standard Bible
The LORD my God says this: “Shepherd the flock intended for slaughter.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Yahweh my God says this: "Shepherd the flock intended for slaughter.

American Standard Version
Thus said Jehovah my God: Feed the flock of slaughter;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Thus says LORD JEHOVAH my God: ”Feed the thin sheep

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Thus saith the Lord Almighty, Feed the sheep of the slaughter;

Contemporary English Version
The LORD my God said to me: Tend those sheep doomed for slaughter!

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thus saith the Lord my God: Feed the flock of the slaughter,

English Revised Version
Thus said the LORD my God: Feed the flock of slaughter;

Good News Translation
The LORD my God said to me, "Act the part of the shepherd of a flock of sheep that are going to be butchered.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
This is what the LORD my God says: Take care of the sheep that are about to be slaughtered.

International Standard Version
This is what the LORD my God says: "Shepherd the flock marked for slaughter.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thus said the LORD my God: 'Feed the flock of slaughter;

Literal Standard Version
Thus said my God YHWH: “Feed the flock of the slaughter,

NET Bible
The LORD my God says this: "Shepherd the flock set aside for slaughter.

New Heart English Bible
Thus says the LORD my God: "Feed the flock of slaughter.

World English Bible
Thus says Yahweh my God: "Feed the flock of slaughter.

Young's Literal Translation
Thus said Jehovah my God: 'Feed the flock of the slaughter,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Doomed Flock
3Listen to the wailing of the shepherds, for their glory is in ruins. Listen to the roaring of the young lions, for the thickets of the Jordan are destroyed. 4This is what the LORD my God says: “Pasture the flock marked for slaughter, 5whose buyers slaughter them without remorse. Those who sell them say, ‘Blessed be the LORD, for I am rich!’ Even their own shepherds have no compassion on them.…

Cross References
Psalm 44:22
Yet for Your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.

Zechariah 11:7
So I pastured the flock marked for slaughter, especially the afflicted of the flock. Then I took for myself two staffs, calling one Favor and the other Union, and I pastured the flock.


Treasury of Scripture

Thus said the LORD my God; Feed the flock of the slaughter;

Lord.

Zechariah 14:5
And ye shall flee to the valley of the mountains; for the valley of the mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall flee, like as ye fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah: and the LORD my God shall come, and all the saints with thee.

Isaiah 49:4,5
Then I said, I have laboured in vain, I have spent my strength for nought, and in vain: yet surely my judgment is with the LORD, and my work with my God…

John 20:17
Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.

Feed.

Zechariah 11:7
And I will feed the flock of slaughter, even you, O poor of the flock. And I took unto me two staves; the one I called Beauty, and the other I called Bands; and I fed the flock.

Isaiah 40:9-11
O Zion, that bringest good tidings, get thee up into the high mountain; O Jerusalem, that bringest good tidings, lift up thy voice with strength; lift it up, be not afraid; say unto the cities of Judah, Behold your God! …

Ezekiel 34:23,24
And I will set up one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them, even my servant David; he shall feed them, and he shall be their shepherd…









Verses 4-14. - § 9. The punishment falls upon the people of Israel because they reject the good Shepherd, personified by the prophet, who rules the flock and chastises evildoers in vain, and at last flings up his office in indignation at their contumacy. Verse 4. - Thus saith the Lord. The person addressed is Zechariah himself, who in a vision is commanded to assume the office of the good Shepherd (see ver. 15), and to tend the chosen people, the sheep of the Lord's pasture. God herein designs to show his care for his people from the earliest times amid the various trials which have beset them both from external enemies and from unworthy rulers at home. The flock of the slaughter; rather, the flock of slaughter - destined for, exposed to, destruction at the hands of their present shepherds (Psalm 44:22; Jeremiah 12:3; Romans 8:36).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
This is what
כֹּ֥ה (kōh)
Adverb
Strong's 3541: Like this, thus, here, now

the LORD
יְהוָ֣ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

my God
אֱלֹהָ֑י (’ĕ·lō·hāy)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

says:
אָמַ֖ר (’ā·mar)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

“Pasture
רְעֵ֖ה (rə·‘êh)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 7462: To tend a, flock, pasture it, in, to graze, to rule, to associate with

the flock
צֹ֥אן (ṣōn)
Noun - common singular construct
Strong's 6629: Small cattle, sheep and goats, flock

[marked] for slaughter,
הַהֲרֵגָֽה׃ (ha·hă·rê·ḡāh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 2028: A slaughter


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