1 Open thy doors, O Lebanon, that the fire may devour thy cedars.
2 Howl , fir tree; for the cedar is fallen ; because the mighty are spoiled : howl , O ye oaks of Bashan; for the forest of the vintage * is come down .

References for Zechariah 11:2

    • a 11:2 - mighty: or, gallants
      3 There is a voice of the howling of the shepherds ; for their glory is spoiled : a voice of the roaring of young lions; for the pride of Jordan is spoiled .
      4 Thus saith the LORD my God; Feed the flock of the slaughter;
      5 Whose possessors slay them, and hold themselves not guilty : and they that sell them say , Blessed be the LORD; for I am rich : and their own shepherds pity them not.
      6 For I will no more pity the inhabitants of the land, saith the LORD: but, lo, I will deliver the men every one into his neighbour's hand, and into the hand of his king: and they shall smite the land, and out of their hand I will not deliver them.

      References for Zechariah 11:6

        • b 11:6 - deliver: Heb. make to be found
          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.
          8 Three shepherds also I cut off in one month; and my soul lothed them, and their soul also abhorred me.

          References for Zechariah 11:8

            • c 11:8 - lothed...: Heb. was straightened for them
              9 Then said I, I will not feed you: that that dieth , let it die ; and that that is to be cut off , let it be cut off ; and let the rest eat every one the flesh of another.

              References for Zechariah 11:9

                • d 11:9 - another: Heb. his fellow, or, neighbour
                  10 And I took my staff, even Beauty, and cut it asunder , that I might break my covenant which I had made with all the people.
                  11 And it was broken in that day: and so the poor of the flock that waited upon me knew that it was the word of the LORD.
                  12 And I said unto them, If ye think good, give me my price; and if not, forbear . So they weighed for my price thirty pieces of silver.
                  13 And the LORD said unto me, Cast it unto the potter : a goodly price that I was prised at of them. And I took the thirty pieces of silver, and cast them to the potter in the house of the LORD.
                  14 Then I cut asunder mine other staff, even Bands , that I might break the brotherhood between Judah and Israel.

                  References for Zechariah 11:14

                    • e 11:14 - Bands: or, Binders
                      15 And the LORD said unto me, Take unto thee yet the instruments of a foolish shepherd .
                      16 For, lo, I will raise up a shepherd in the land, which shall not visit those that be cut off , neither shall seek the young one, nor heal that that is broken , nor feed that that standeth still: but he shall eat the flesh of the fat, and tear their claws in pieces .

                      References for Zechariah 11:16

                        • f 11:16 - cut off: or, hidden
                          17 Woe to the idol 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 shall be utterly darkened .