4 Thus says the LORD my God, "Pasture the flock doomed to 1slaughter.
5 "Those who buy them slay them and go 2unpunished *, and each of those who sell them says, 'Blessed be the LORD, for 3I have become rich!' And their 4own shepherds have no pity on them.
6 "For I will 5no longer have pity on the inhabitants of the land," declares the LORD; "but behold, I will 6cause the men to fall, each into another's power and into the power of his king; and they will strike the land, and I will 7not deliver them from their power."
7 So I 8pastured the flock doomed to slaughter, hence the 9afflicted of the flock. And I took for myself two 10staffs: the one I called 11Favor and the other I called 12Union; so I pastured the flock.
8 Then I annihilated the three shepherds in 13one month, for my soul was impatient with them, and their soul also was weary of me.
9 Then I said, "I will not pasture you. What is to 14die, let it die, and what is to be annihilated, let it be annihilated; and let those who are left eat one another's flesh."
10 I took my staff 15Favor and cut it in pieces, to 16break my covenant which I had made with all the peoples.
11 So it was broken on that day, and thus the 17afflicted of the flock who were watching me realized that it was the word of the LORD.
12 I said to them, "If it is good in your sight, give me my 18wages; but if not, never mind!" So they weighed out 19thirty shekels of silver as my wages.
13 Then the LORD said to me, "Throw it to the 20potter, that magnificent price 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.