Zechariah 11:3-13 NIV

3 Listen to the wail of the shepherds; their rich pastures are destroyed! Listen to the roar of the lions;1 the lush thicket of the Jordan is ruined!2

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Two Shepherds

4 This is what the LORD my God says: "Pasture the flock marked for slaughter.3

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5 Their buyers slaughter them and go unpunished. Those who sell them say, 'Praise the LORD, I am rich!' Their own shepherds do not spare them.4

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6 For I will no longer have pity on the people of the land," declares the LORD. "I will hand everyone over to his neighbor5 and his king. They will oppress the land, and I will not rescue them from their hands."6

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      7 So I pastured the flock marked for slaughter,7 particularly the oppressed of the flock. Then I took two staffs and called one Favor and the other Union, and I pastured the flock.

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      8 In one month I got rid of the three shepherds. The flock detested8 me, and I grew weary of them

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      9 and said, "I will not be your shepherd. Let the dying die, and the perishing perish.9 Let those who are left eat10 one another's flesh."

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      10 Then I took my staff called Favor11 and broke it, revoking12 the covenant I had made with all the nations.

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      11 It was revoked on that day, and so the afflicted of the flock who were watching me knew it was the word of the LORD.
      12 I told them, "If you think it best, give me my pay; but if not, keep it." So they paid me thirty pieces of silver.13

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      13 And the LORD said to me, "Throw it to the potter"--the handsome price at which they priced me! So I took the thirty pieces of silver14 and threw them into the house of the LORD to the potter.15

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