Zechariah 11 DBY

1 Open thy doors, O Lebanon, that the fire may devour thy cedars.
2 Howl, cypress, for the cedar is fallen; because the noble a ones are spoiled. Howl, ye oaks of Bashan; for the strong b forest is come down.

References for Zechariah 11:2

    • “ 11:2 - See Jer. 25.34-36; 30.21, Note.
    • ” 11:2 - Or 'inaccessible.'
      3 A voice of howling of the shepherds; for their glory is spoiled: a voice of roaring of young lions; for the pride of Jordan is spoiled.
      4 Thus saith Jehovah my God: Feed the flock of slaughter,
      5 whose possessors slay them without being held guilty; c and they that sell them say, Blessed be Jehovah! for I am become rich; and their own shepherds pity them not.

      References for Zechariah 11:5

        • • 11:5 - Or 'and do not suffer [punishment] for it.'
          6 For I will no more pity the inhabitants of the land, saith Jehovah, and behold, I will deliver men, d every one into his neighbour's hand, and into the hand of his king; and they shall smite the land, and I will not deliver out of their hand.

          References for Zechariah 11:6

            • – 11:6 - Adam, mankind.
              7 So I fed the flock of slaughter, truly the poor e 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.

              References for Zechariah 11:7

                • — 11:7 - Or 'afflicted.'
                  8 And I destroyed three shepherds in one month; and my soul was vexed f with them, and their soul also loathed me.

                  References for Zechariah 11:8

                    • ˜ 11:8 - Or 'grieved:' see Judg. 10.16; Mark 3.5.
                      9 And I said, I will not feed you: that which dieth, let it die; and that which perisheth let it perish; and let them which are left eat every one the flesh of another.
                      10 And I took my staff, Beauty, and cut it asunder, that I might break my covenant which I had made with all the peoples. g

                      References for Zechariah 11:10

                        • ™ 11:10 - Ammim: see Deut. 33.3; Ps. 66.8; 67.3,5.
                          11 And it was broken in that day; and so the poor of the flock that gave heed to me knew h that it was the word of Jehovah.

                          References for Zechariah 11:11

                            • š 11:11 - Or 'and the poor of the flock ... knew assuredly.'
                              12 And I said unto them, If ye think good, give [me] my hire; and if not, forbear. And they weighed for my hire thirty silver-pieces.
                              13 And Jehovah said unto me, Cast it unto the potter: a goodly price that I was prized at by them. And I took the thirty silver-pieces, and cast them to the potter in the house of Jehovah.
                              14 And I cut asunder mine other staff, Bands, to break the brotherhood between Judah and Israel.
                              15 And Jehovah said unto me, Take unto thee yet the instruments of a foolish shepherd.
                              16 For behold, I will raise up a shepherd in the land, who shall not visit those that are about to perish, neither shall seek that which is strayed away, i nor heal that which is wounded, nor feed that which is sound; but he will eat the flesh of the fat, and tear their hoofs in pieces.

                              References for Zechariah 11:16

                                • › 11:16 - Or 'is dispersed.'
                                  17 Woe to the worthless j shepherd that leaveth the flock! The sword shall be upon his arm, and upon his right eye; his arm shall be clean dried up, and his right eye utterly darkened.

                                  References for Zechariah 11:17

                                    • œ 11:17 - Or 'idolatrous.'