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Zechariah 11 (WEBP)

[1] Open your doors, Lebanon, that the fire may devour your cedars.
[2] Wail, cypress tree, for the cedar has fallen, because the stately ones are destroyed. Wail, you oaks of Bashan, for the strong forest has come down.
[3] A voice of the wailing of the shepherds! For their glory is destroyed—a voice of the roaring of young lions! For the pride of the Jordan is ruined.
[4] Yahweh my God says: “Feed the flock of slaughter.
[5] Their buyers slaughter them and go unpunished. Those who sell them say, ‘Blessed be Yahweh, for I am rich;’ and their own shepherds don’t pity them.
[6] For I will no more pity the inhabitants of the land,” says Yahweh; “but, behold, I will deliver every one of the men into his neighbor’s hand and into the hand of his king. They will strike the land, and out of their hand I will not deliver them.”
[7] So I fed the flock to be slaughtered, especially the oppressed of the flock. I took for myself two staffs. The one I called “Favor” and the other I called “Union”, and I fed the flock.
[8] I cut off the three shepherds in one month; for my soul was weary of them, and their soul also loathed me.
[9] Then I said, “I will not feed you. That which dies, let it die; and that which is to be cut off, let it be cut off; and let those who are left eat each other’s flesh.”
[10] I took my staff Favor and cut it apart, that I might break my covenant that I had made with all the peoples.
[11] It was broken in that day; and thus the poor of the flock that listened to me knew that it was Yahweh’s word.
[12] I said to them, “If you think it best, give me my wages; and if not, keep them.” So they weighed for my wages thirty pieces of silver.
[13] Yahweh said to me, “Throw it to the potter—the handsome price that I was valued at by them!” I took the thirty pieces of silver and threw them to the potter in Yahweh’s house.
[14] Then I cut apart my other staff, Union, that I might break the brotherhood between Judah and Israel.
[15] Yahweh said to me, “Take for yourself yet again the equipment of a foolish shepherd.
[16] For, behold, I will raise up a shepherd in the land who will not visit those who are cut off, neither will seek those who are scattered, nor heal that which is broken, nor feed that which is sound; but he will eat the meat of the fat sheep, and will tear their hoofs in pieces.
[17] Woe to the worthless shepherd who leaves the flock! The sword will strike his arm and his right eye. His arm will be completely withered, and his right eye will be totally blinded!”

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of eBible.org, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

King James w/Strong’s #s

Zechariah 11 (KJVS)

[1] Open H6605 (8798) thy doors H1817, O Lebanon H3844, that the fire H784 may devour H398 (8799) thy cedars H730.
[2] Howl H3213 (8685), fir tree H1265; for the cedar H730 is fallen H5307 (8804); because the mighty H117 are spoiled H7703 (8795): howl H3213 (8685), O ye oaks H437 of Bashan H1316; for the forest H3293 of the vintage H1208 (8675) H1219 (8803) is come down H3381 (8804).
[3] [There is] a voice H6963 of the howling H3215 of the shepherds H7462 (8802); for their glory H155 is spoiled H7703 (8795): a voice H6963 of the roaring H7581 of young lions H3715; for the pride H1347 of Jordan H3383 is spoiled H7703 (8795).
[4] Thus saith H559 (8804) the LORD H3068 my God H430; Feed H7462 (8798) the flock H6629 of the slaughter H2028;
[5] Whose possessors H7069 (8802) slay H2026 (8799) them, and hold themselves not guilty H816 (8799): and they that sell H4376 (8802) them say H559 (8799), Blessed H1288 (8803) [be] the LORD H3068; for I am rich H6238 (8686): and their own shepherds H7462 (8802) pity H2550 (8799) them not.
[6] For I will no more pity H2550 (8799) the inhabitants H3427 (8802) of the land H776, saith H5002 (8803) the LORD H3068: but, lo, I will deliver H4672 (8688) the men H120 every one H376 into his neighbour’s H7453 hand H3027, and into the hand H3027 of his king H4428: and they shall smite H3807 (8765) the land H776, and out of their hand H3027 I will not deliver H5337 (8686) [them].
[7] And I will feed H7462 (8799) the flock H6629 of slaughter H2028, [even] you H3651, O poor H6041 of the flock H6629. And I took H3947 (8799) unto me two H8147 staves H4731; the one H259 I called H7121 (8804) Beauty H5278, and the other H259 I called H7121 (8804) Bands H2254 (8802); and I fed H7462 (8799) the flock H6629.
[8] Three H7969 shepherds H7462 (8802) also I cut off H3582 (8686) in one H259 month H3391; and my soul H5315 lothed H7114 (8799) them, and their soul H5315 also abhorred H973 (8804) me.
[9] Then said H559 (8799) I, I will not feed H7462 (8799) you: that that dieth H4191 (8801), let it die H4191 (8799); and that that is to be cut off H3582 (8737), let it be cut off H3582 (8735); and let the rest H7604 (8737) eat H398 (8799) every one H802 the flesh H1320 of another H7468.
[10] And I took H3947 (8799) my staff H4731, [even] Beauty H5278, and cut it asunder H1438 (8799), that I might break H6565 (8687) my covenant H1285 which I had made H3772 (8804) with all the people H5971.
[11] And it was broken H6565 (8714) in that day H3117: and so the poor H6041 of the flock H6629 that waited H8104 (8802) upon me knew H3045 (8799) that it [was] the word H1697 of the LORD H3068.
[12] And I said H559 (8799) unto them, If ye think H5869 good H2896, give H3051 (8798) [me] my price H7939; and if not, forbear H2308 (8798). So they weighed H8254 (8799) for my price H7939 thirty H7970 [pieces] of silver H3701.
[13] And the LORD H3068 said H559 (8799) unto me, Cast H7993 (8685) it unto the potter H3335 (8802): a goodly H145 price H3366 that I was prised at H3365 (8804) of them. And I took H3947 (8799) the thirty H7970 [pieces] of silver H3701, and cast H7993 (8686) them to the potter H3335 (8802) in the house H1004 of the LORD H3068.
[14] Then I cut asunder H1438 (8799) mine other H8145 staff H4731, [even] Bands H2254 (8802), that I might break H6565 (8687) the brotherhood H264 between Judah H3063 and Israel H3478.
[15] And the LORD H3068 said H559 (8799) unto me, Take H3947 (8798) unto thee yet the instruments H3627 of a foolish H196 shepherd H7462 (8802).
[16] For, lo, I will raise up H6965 (8688) a shepherd H7462 (8802) in the land H776, [which] shall not visit H6485 (8799) those that be cut off H3582 (8737), neither shall seek H1245 (8762) the young one H5289, nor heal H7495 (8762) that that is broken H7665 (8737), nor feed H3557 (8770) that that standeth H5324 (8737) still: but he shall eat H398 (8799) the flesh H1320 of the fat H1277, and tear H6561 their claws H6541 in pieces H6561 (8762).
[17] Woe H1945 to the idol H457 shepherd H7473 that leaveth H5800 (8802) the flock H6629! the sword H2719 [shall be] upon his arm H2220, and upon his right H3225 eye H5869: his arm H2220 shall be clean H3001 (8800) dried up H3001 (8799), and his right H3225 eye H5869 shall be utterly H3543 (8800) darkened H3543 (8799).

Young’s Literal Translation

Zechariah 11 (YLT)

[1] Open, O Lebanon, thy doors, And fire doth devour among thy cedars.
[2] Howl, O fir, for fallen hath the cedar, For their honourable ones were destroyed, Howl, ye oaks of Bashan, For come down hath the fenced forest,
[3] A voice of the howling of the shepherds! For destroyed was their robe of honour, A voice of the roaring of young lions! For destroyed was the excellency of Jordan.
[4] Thus said Jehovah my God: ‘Feed the flock of the slaughter,
[5] Whose buyers slay them, and are not guilty, And their sellers say, Blessed is Jehovah, And I am rich, And their shepherds have no pity on them.
[6] For I have pity no more on inhabitants of the land, An affirmation of Jehovah, And lo, I am causing man to come forth, Each into the hand of his neighbour, And into the hand of his king, And they have beaten down the land, And I do not deliver out of their hand.’
[7] And I feed the flock of slaughter, even you, ye afflicted of the flock; and I take to me two staves, the one I have called Pleasantness, and the other I have called Bands, and I feed the flock.
[8] And I cut off the three shepherds in one month, and my soul is grieved with them, and also their soul hath abhorred me.
[9] And I say, ‘I do not feed you, the dying, let die; and the cut off, let be cut off; and the remaining ones, let each eat the flesh of its neighbour.’
[10] And I take My staff Pleasantness, and cut it asunder, to make void My covenant that I had made with all the peoples:
[11] and it is broken in that day, and know well do the afflicted of the flock who are observing me, that it is a word of Jehovah.
[12] And I say unto them: ‘If good in your eyes, give my hire, and if not, forbear;’ and they weigh out my hire-thirty silverlings.
[13] And Jehovah saith unto me, ‘Cast it unto the potter;’ the goodly price that I have been prized at by them, and I take the thirty silverlings, and cast them to the house of Jehovah, unto the potter.
[14] And I cut asunder my second staff, Bands, to break the unity between Judah and Israel.
[15] And Jehovah saith unto me, ‘Again take to thee the instrument of a foolish shepherd.
[16] For lo, I am raising up a shepherd in the land, The cut off he doth not inspect, The shaken off he doth not seek, And the broken he doth not heal, The standing he doth not sustain, And the flesh of the fat he doth eat, And their hoofs he doth break off.
[17] Woe to the worthless shepherd, forsaking the flock, A sword is on his arm, and on his right eye, His arm is utterly dried up, And his right eye is very dim!’