4 Thus saith Jehovah my God: Feed the flock of slaughter,
5 whose possessors slay them without being held guilty; 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
    • c 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, 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
        • d 11:6 - Adam, mankind.
          7 So I fed the flock of slaughter, truly the 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.
          References for Zechariah 11:7
            • e 11:7 - Or 'afflicted.'
              8 And I destroyed three shepherds in one month; and my soul was vexed with them, and their soul also loathed me.
              References for Zechariah 11:8
                • f 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.
                  References for Zechariah 11:10
                    • g 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 that it was the word of Jehovah.
                      References for Zechariah 11:11
                        • h 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.