Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

So I shepherded the flock intended for slaughter, the afflicted of the flock. I took two staffs, calling one Favor and the other Union, and I shepherded the flock.

New American Standard Bible

So I pastured the flock doomed to slaughter, hence the afflicted of the flock And I took for myself two staffs: the one I called Favor and the other I called Union; so I pastured the flock.

King James Version

And I will feed the flock of slaughter, even you, O poor of the flock. And I took unto me two staves; the one I called Beauty, and the other I called Bands; and I fed the flock.

International Standard Version

So I became shepherd of the flock marked for slaughter, paying attention to the oppressed of the flock. I took two staffs naming one "Pleasant" and the other one "Union" - and then I pastured the flock.

A Conservative Version

So I fed the flock of slaughter, truly the poor of the flock. And I took to me two staves, the one I called Beauty, and the other I called Bands, and I fed the flock.

American Standard Version

So I fed the flock of slaughter, verily the poor of the flock. And I took unto me two staves; the one I called Beauty, and the other I called Bands; and I fed the flock.

Amplified

So I [Zechariah] shepherded the flock of slaughter, truly [as the name implies] the most miserable of sheep. And I took two [shepherd's] staffs, the one I called Beauty or Grace and the other I called Bands or Union; and I fed and shepherded the flock.

Bible in Basic English

So I took care of the flock of death, for those who made profit out of the flock; and I took for myself two rods, naming one Beautiful, and the other Bands; and I took care of the flock.

Darby Translation

So I fed the flock of slaughter, truly the poor of the flock. And I took unto me two staves; the one I called Beauty, and the other I called Bands; and I fed the flock.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And I will feed the flock of slaughter, even you, O poor of the flock. For I took unto me two staves: the one I named Beauty, and the other Bands; and I fed the flock.

Julia Smith Translation

And I will feed the flock of slaughter for you, and the poor of the sheep: And I will take to me two rods; to the one I called Beauty, and to the one, I called Cords; and I will feed the sheep.

King James 2000

And I will feed the flock of slaughter, even you, O poor of the flock. And I took unto me two staffs; the one I called Grace, and the other I called Unity; and I fed the flock.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And I shepherded the flock [doomed] to slaughter, even the afflicted of the flock. I took two staffs, one I called Kindness, and the other I called Unity, and I shepherded the flock.

Modern King James verseion

And I fed the flock of slaughter, even the poor of the flock. And I took two staffs for myself; the one I called Kindness, and the other I called Union. And I fed the flock.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

I myself fed the slaughter sheep, and poor flock verily; and took unto me two staffs: the one I called 'Loving Meekness,' the other I called 'Woe.' And so I kept the sheep.

NET Bible

So I began to shepherd the flock destined for slaughter, the most afflicted of all the flock. Then I took two staffs, calling one "Pleasantness" and the other "Binders," and I tended the flock.

New Heart English Bible

So I fed the flock of slaughter, 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.

The Emphasized Bible

So I tended the flock doomed to slaughter, for the sheep-merchants, - and took unto me two staves, the one, I called Grace, and, the other, I called Union, thus I tended the sheep,

Webster

And I will feed the flock of slaughter, even you, O poor of the flock. And I took to me two staffs; the one I called Beauty, and the other I called Bands; and I fed the flock.

World English Bible

So I fed the flock of slaughter, 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.

Youngs Literal Translation

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.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And I will feed
רעה 
Ra`ah 
Usage: 171

the flock
צאון צאןo 
Tso'n 
Usage: 274

הרגה 
Haregah 
Usage: 5

O poor
עני 
`aniy 
Usage: 75

of the flock
צאון צאןo 
Tso'n 
Usage: 274

And I took
לקח 
Laqach 
Usage: 966

unto me two
שׁתּים שׁנים 
Sh@nayim 
Usage: 767

מקּלה מקּל 
Maqqel 
Usage: 18

the one
אחד 
'echad 
Usage: 432

I called
קרא 
Qara' 
קרא 
Qara' 
Usage: 736
Usage: 736

נעם 
No`am 
Usage: 7

and the other
אחד 
'echad 
Usage: 432

and I fed
רעה 
Ra`ah 
Usage: 171

References

Smith

Watsons

Context Readings

Israel's Shepherds: Good And Bad

6 Indeed, I will no longer have compassion on the inhabitants of the land”—this is the Lord’s declaration. “Instead, I will turn everyone over to his neighbor and his king. They will devastate the land, and I will not deliver it from them.” 7 So I shepherded the flock intended for slaughter, the afflicted of the flock. I took two staffs, calling one Favor and the other Union, and I shepherded the flock. 8 In one month I got rid of three shepherds. I became impatient with them, and they also detested me.



Cross References

Zechariah 11:4

Yahweh my God says this: “Shepherd the flock intended for slaughter.

Zechariah 11:14

Then I cut in two my second staff, Union, annulling the brotherhood between Judah and Israel.

Isaiah 11:4

but He will judge the poor righteously
and execute justice for the oppressed of the land.
He will strike the land
with discipline from His mouth,
and He will kill the wicked
with a command from His lips.

Isaiah 61:1

The Spirit of the Lord God is on Me,
because the Lord has anointed Me
to bring good news to the poor.
He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,
to proclaim liberty to the captives
and freedom to the prisoners;

Ezekiel 37:16-23

“Son of man, take a single stick and write on it: Belonging to Judah and the Israelites associated with him. Then take another stick and write on it: Belonging to Joseph—the stick of Ephraim—and all the house of Israel associated with him.

Zephaniah 3:12

I will leave
a meek and humble people among you,
and they will take refuge in the name of Yahweh.

Leviticus 27:32

Every tenth animal from the herd or flock, which passes under the shepherd’s rod, will be holy to the Lord.

1 Samuel 17:40

Instead, he took his staff in his hand and chose five smooth stones from the wadi and put them in the pouch, in his shepherd’s bag. Then, with his sling in his hand, he approached the Philistine.

1 Samuel 17:43

He said to David, “Am I a dog that you come against me with sticks?” Then he cursed David by his gods.

Psalm 23:4

Even when I go through the darkest valley,
I fear no danger,
for You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff—they comfort me.

Psalm 133:1-3

A Davidic song of ascents.How good and pleasant it is
when brothers live together in harmony!

Jeremiah 5:4-5

Then I thought:They are just the poor;
they have played the fool.
For they don’t understand the way of the Lord,
the justice of their God.

Zechariah 11:10-11

Next I took my staff called Favor and cut it in two, annulling the covenant I had made with all the peoples.

Zechariah 13:8-9

In the whole land—
this is the Lord’s declaration—
two-thirds will be cut off and die,
but a third will be left in it.

Matthew 11:5

the blind see, the lame walk, those with skin diseases are healed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the poor are told the good news.

Mark 12:37

David himself calls Him ‘Lord’; how then can the Messiah be his Son?” And the large crowd was listening to Him with delight.

John 10:16

But I have other sheep that are not of this fold; I must bring them also, and they will listen to My voice. Then there will be one flock, one shepherd.

John 17:21-23

May they all be one,
as You, Father, are in Me and I am in You.
May they also be one in Us,
so the world may believe You sent Me.

Ephesians 2:13-16

But now in Christ Jesus, you who were far away have been brought near by the blood of the Messiah.

James 2:5

Listen, my dear brothers: Didn’t God choose the poor in this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom that He has promised to those who love Him?

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