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Zechariah 11 - NIV


Open your doors, Lebanon,
so that fire may devour your cedars!

2 Wail, you juniper, for the cedar has fallen;
the stately trees are ruined!
Wail, oaks of Bashan;
the dense forest has been cut down!

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

Two Shepherds

4 This is what the Lord my God says: “Shepherd the flock marked for slaughter.

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.

6 For I will no longer have pity on the people of the land,” declares the Lord. “I will give everyone into the hands of their neighbors and their king. They will devastate the land, and I will not rescue anyone from their hands.”

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

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

9 and said, “I will not be your shepherd. Let the dying die, and the perishing perish. Let those who are left eat one another’s flesh.”

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

11 It was revoked on that day, and so the oppressed of the flock who were watching me knew it was the word of the Lord.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 And the Lord said to me, “Throw it to the potter”—the handsome price at which they valued me! So I took the thirty pieces of silver and threw them to the potter at the house of the Lord.

14 Then I broke my second staff called Union, breaking the family bond between Judah and Israel.

15 Then the Lord said to me, “Take again the equipment of a foolish shepherd.

16 For I am going to raise up a shepherd over the land who will not care for the lost, or seek the young, or heal the injured, or feed the healthy, but will eat the meat of the choice sheep, tearing off their hooves.


“Woe to the worthless shepherd,
who deserts the flock!
May the sword strike his arm and his right eye!
May his arm be completely withered,
his right eye totally blinded!”

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Antonio Torrence avatar
American Horror Story: the Church
Shared by: Antonio Torrence on Nov, 2013
Summary: In celebration of pastor recognition month, this message highlights the challenges of pastoring.
Scripture: Zechariah 11:4-17
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 1,460
William R. Nabaza avatar
Useless shepherds
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on May, 2013
Summary: I. EXORDIUM: Are you a useless shepherd? II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To enumerate the characteristics of a useless shepherds. IV. TEXT: Zechariah 11:16-17 (Amplified Bible) For behold, I will raise up a false s
Scripture: Zechariah 11:16-17
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 374
Dennis Davidson avatar
Shared by: Dennis Davidson on Dec, 2010
Summary: The reason for the broken covenant symbolically depicted in the Zechariah breaking the staff of grace is now more fully described. It becomes painfully clear that not only did they reject the Son of God but they mocked the character and glory of God incar
Series: Zechariah
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Zechariah 11:11-17
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,422
Dennis Davidson avatar
The True Shepherd Rejected
Shared by: Dennis Davidson on Dec, 2010
Summary: How did Israel get into such trouble as revealed in Chapters 9 & 10? & as they are in presently? They invited such trouble upon themselves by following their false shepherds & rejecting their Messiah, the true Shepherd, when He first came to lead them.
Series: Zechariah
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Zechariah 11:1-10
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,593
Thomas Swope avatar
Retirement Package
Shared by: Thomas Swope on Jun, 2010
Summary: A study of chapter 11 verses 1 through 17
Series: Zechariah
Scripture: Zechariah 11:1-17
Denomination: Calvary Chapel
Views: 2,082
Steven Simala Grant avatar
The (Real) Good Shepard
Shared by: Steven Simala Grant on Jul, 2009
Summary: Obey. Listen to His voice. Go where He sends, do what He says, accept what He gives and trust where He is taking. Even when the road is difficult. Because I know that with the Lord as my Shepherd, my good shepherd, the “Real” Good Shepherd
Series: Zechariah
Scripture: Zechariah 11:1-17
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,320
c vincent avatar
The foolishness of the Cross
Shared by: c vincent on Jul, 2009
Summary: Good Friday; the cross is foolishness to those who perish.
Scripture: Zechariah 11:12
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,712
Augusto Rodriguez avatar
Un Pastorado Responsable
Shared by: Augusto Rodriguez on Jan, 2005
Summary: El pastorado que el Señor requiere para su pueblo es un pastorado responsable.Es decir, aquel que no es asalariado; que no hace su trabajo buscando una recompensa; y que da lo mejor de sí. Estudiando este pasaje encuentro cinco características de un past
based on 42 ratings
Scripture: Zechariah 11:4-17
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,784
Paul George avatar
The Rejection of the Shepherd
Shared by: Paul George on Sep, 2003
Summary: In the previous chapters Zechariah was an ambassador sent to promise peace. In this chapter he is a herald sent to declare war.
based on 16 ratings
Scripture: Zechariah 11:1-17
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 1,515
Curtis Kittrell avatar
Shared by: Curtis Kittrell on Jun, 2003
Summary: No man in human history had a greater opportunity for success and happiness than did Judas Iscariot. Yet, since his death, he has ranked at the top of the list among those who also betrayed the Lord. Luke called him a traitor. John the Beloved labeled him
based on 49 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 8,689
Chris Appleby avatar
30 Pieces of Silver - A Tale of 2 Shepherds
Shared by: Chris Appleby on Oct, 2000
Summary: The failure of the leaders God has placed over his people will result in the nation suffering as well as the leaders being judged.
based on 20 ratings
Scripture: Zechariah 11:1-17
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 2,981
Eddie Snipes avatar
Who is Jesus?
Shared by: Eddie Snipes on May, 2001
Summary: Part 1 of the Basics of the Cross. This study looks at who Jesus was. The Old Testament describes Him and the New Testament reveals Him.
based on 56 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,051