Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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 Therefore I will no longer show compassion upon those who live in the land," declares the LORD. "Look! I will deliver every single person into the control of his neighbor and into the control of the king. Even though they assault the land, I will not deliver it from their control." 7 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. 8 In a single month I got rid of three shepherds because I grew tired of them, and they despised me.



Cross References

Zechariah 11:4

This is what the LORD my God says: "Shepherd the flock marked for slaughter.

Zechariah 11:14

So I took the 30 shekels of silver and threw them into the treasury of the Temple of the LORD. Then I broke my second staff the one I had named "Union" - breaking the union between the house of Judah and the house of Israel.

Isaiah 11:4

but with righteousness he will judge the needy, and decide with equity for earth's poor. He will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth, and the wicked will be killed with the breath of his lips.

Isaiah 61:1

"The Spirit of the LORD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me; he has sent me to bring good news to the oppressed and to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives, and release from darkness for the prisoners;

Ezekiel 37:16-23

"Now as for you, Son of Man, grab a stick of wood for yourself and write on it these words: "FOR JUDAH AND THE ISRAELIS, HIS COMPANIONS' "Then grab another stick and write on it: "FOR JOSEPH, THE STICK OF EPHRAIM, AND ALL THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL, HIS COMPANIONS'

Zephaniah 3:12

I will keep a humble and gentle people among you, and they will trust in the name of the LORD.

Leviticus 27:32

All the tithes from cattle and flocks that pass under the measuring rod are sacred to the LORD.

1 Samuel 17:40

He took his staff in his hand and chose for himself five smooth stones from the brook and put them in the pouch in his shepherd's bag. He approached the Philistine with his sling in his hand.

1 Samuel 17:43

The Philistine asked David, "Am I a dog that you come at me with sticks?" Then the Philistine cursed David by his own gods and

Psalm 23:4

Even when I walk through a valley of deep darkness, I will not be afraid because you are with me. Your rod and your staff they comfort me.

Psalm 133:1-3

Look how good and how pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity!

Jeremiah 5:4-5

Then I said, "These are only the poor, they're foolish, for they don't know the LORD's way, the requirement of their God.

Zechariah 11:10-11

Then I took the staff that I had named "Pleasant" and broke it, showing I was breaking my covenant that I had made with all of the people.

Zechariah 13:8-9

It will come about in all of the land," declares the LORD, "that two thirds of the people living there will die, but a third will survive who live there.

Matthew 11:5

the blind see, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the destitute hear the good news.

Mark 12:37

David himself calls him "Lord,' so how can he be his son?" And the large crowd kept listening to him with delight.

John 10:16

I have other sheep that don't belong to this fold. I must lead these also, and they'll listen to my voice. So there will be one flock and one shepherd.

John 17:21-23

so that they may all be one. Just as you, Father, are in me and I am in you, may they also be one in us, so that the world may believe that you sent me.

Ephesians 2:13-16

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

James 2:5

Listen, my dear brothers! God has chosen the poor in the world to become rich in faith and to be heirs of the kingdom that he promised to those who keep on loving him, has he not?

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