Thus said Jehovah my God: `Feed the flock of the slaughter,
Whose buyers slay them, and are not guilty, And their sellers say, Blessed [is] Jehovah, And I am rich, And their shepherds have no pity on them.
For I have pity no more on inhabitants of the land, An affirmation of Jehovah, And lo, I am causing man to come forth, Each into the hand of his neighbour, And into the hand of his king, And they have beaten down the land, And I do not deliver out of their hand.'
And I feed the flock of slaughter, even you, ye afflicted of the flock; and I take to me two staves, the one I have called Pleasantness, and the other I have called Bands, and I feed the flock.
And I cut off the three shepherds in one month, and my soul is grieved with them, and also their soul hath abhorred me.
And I say, `I do not feed you, the dying, let die; and the cut off, let be cut off; and the remaining ones, let each eat the flesh of its neighbour.'
And I take My staff Pleasantness, and cut it asunder, to make void My covenant that I had made with all the peoples:
and it is broken in that day, and know well do the afflicted of the flock who are observing me, that it [is] a word of Jehovah.
And I say unto them: `If good in your eyes, give my hire, and if not, forbear;' and they weigh out my hire -- thirty silverlings.
And Jehovah saith unto me, `Cast it unto the potter;' the goodly price that I have been prized at by them, and I take the thirty silverlings, and cast them [to] the house of Jehovah, unto the potter.
And I cut asunder my second staff, Bands, to break the unity between Judah and Israel.