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Zechariah 11 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxZec 11:1 - Open your doors, O Lebanon, that the fire may devour your cedars!

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 11:2 - Wail, O cypress, for the cedar has fallen, for the glorious trees are ruined! Wail, oaks of Bashan, for the thick forest has been felled!

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 11:3 - Hark, the wail of the shepherds, for their glory is despoiled! Hark, the roar of the lions, for the jungle of the Jordan is laid waste!

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 11:4 - Thus said the LORD my God: "Become shepherd of the flock doomed to slaughter.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 11:5 - Those who buy them slay them and go unpunished; and those who sell them say, 'Blessed be the LORD, I have become rich'; and their own shepherds have no pity on them.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 11:6 - For I will no longer have pity on the inhabitants of this land, says the LORD. Lo, I will cause men to fall each into the hand of his shepherd, and each into the hand of his king; and they shall crush the earth, and I will deliver none from their hand."

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 11:7 - So I became the shepherd of the flock doomed to be slain for those who trafficked in the sheep. And I took two staffs; one I named Grace, the other I named Union. And I tended the sheep.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 11:8 - In one month I destroyed the three shepherds. But I became impatient with them, and they also detested me.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 11:9 - So I said, "I will not be your shepherd. What is to die, let it die; what is to be destroyed, let it be destroyed; and let those that are left devour the flesh of one another."

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 11:10 - And I took my staff Grace, and I broke it, annulling the covenant which I had made with all the peoples.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 11:11 - So it was annulled on that day, and the traffickers in the sheep, who were watching me, knew that it was the word of the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 11:12 - Then I said to them, "If it seems right to you, give me my wages; but if not, keep them." And they weighed out as my wages thirty shekels of silver.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 11:13 - Then the LORD said to me, "Cast it into the treasury"--the lordly price at which I was paid off by them. So I took the thirty shekels of silver and cast them into the treasury in the house of the LORD.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 11:14 - Then I broke my second staff Union, annulling the brotherhood between Judah and Israel.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 11:15 - Then the LORD said to me, "Take once more the implements of a worthless shepherd.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 11:16 - For lo, I am raising up in the land a shepherd who does not care for the perishing, or seek the wandering, or heal the maimed, or nourish the sound, but devours the flesh of the fat ones, tearing off even their hoofs.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 11:17 - Woe to my worthless shepherd, who deserts the flock! May the sword smite his arm and his right eye! Let his arm be wholly withered, his right eye utterly blinded!"
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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

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