1Open your doors, O Lebanon, That a 1fire may feed on your 2cedars.
2Wail, O acypress, for the cedar has fallen, Because the glorious trees have been destroyed ; Wail, O oaks of Bashan, For the bimpenetrableforest has comedown.
There is a sound of the shepherds'3wail, For their glory is ruined ; There is a 4sound of the younglions'roar, For the cpride of the Jordan is ruined.
4Thussays the LORD my God, "Pasture the flock doomed to 5slaughter.
"Those whobuy them slay them and dgo6unpunished , and each of those who sell them says, 'Blessed be the LORD, for 7I have becomerich !' And their 8own shepherdshavenopity on them.
"For I will 9nolongerhavepity on the inhabitants of the land," declares the LORD ; "but behold, I will 10cause the men to efall, each into another'sfpower and into the gpower of his king ; and they will strike the land, and I will 11not deliver them from their hpower."
So I 12pastured the flock doomed to slaughter, ihence the 13afflicted of the flock. And I took for myself two14staffs : the one I calledj15Favor and the other I calledk16Union ; so I pastured the flock.
Then I annihilated the threeshepherds in 17onemonth, for my soul was impatient with them, and their soulalsolwas weary of me.
Then I said, "I will not pasture you. What is to 18die, mlet it die, and what is to be annihilated, nlet it be annihilated ; and olet those who are lefteatoneanother'sflesh."
I took my staffp19Favor and cut it in pieces, to q20break my covenantwhich I had made with all the peoples.
So it was rbroken on that day, and sthus the 21afflicted of the flock who were watching me realized that it was the word of the LORD.
I said to them, "If it is good in your sight, give me my 22wages ; but if not, tnevermind !" So they weighed out 23thirty shekels of silver as my wages.
Then the LORDsaid to me, "Throw it to the 24potter, that magnificentprice at which I was valued by them." So I took the thirty shekels of silver and threw them to the potter in the house of the LORD.
Then I cut in pieces my secondstaffu25Union, to 26break the brotherhoodbetweenJudah and Israel.
The LORDsaid to me, "Takeagain for yourself the equipment of a v27foolishshepherd.
"For behold, I am going to raise up a shepherd in the land who will 28not care for the perishing, seek the scattered, heal the broken, or sustain the one standing, but will 29devour the flesh of the fat sheep and tearoff their hoofs.
"30Woe to the worthlessshepherd Who leaves the flock ! A 31sword will be on his arm And on his righteye ! His 32arm will be totallywithered And his righteye will be wblind."