Parallel Verses

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 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.

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.

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.

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 people of the land," says the Lord, "but instead I will turn every last person over to his neighbor and his king. They will devastate the land, and I will not deliver it from them." 7 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. 8 Next I eradicated the three shepherds in one month, for I ran out of patience with them and, indeed, they detested me as well.



Cross References

Zechariah 11:4

The Lord my God says this: "Shepherd the flock set aside for slaughter.

Zechariah 11:14

Then I cut the second staff "Binders" in two in order to annul the covenant of brotherhood between Judah and Israel.

Isaiah 11:4

He will treat the poor fairly, and make right decisions for the downtrodden of the earth. He will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth, and order the wicked to be executed.

Isaiah 61:1

The spirit of the sovereign Lord is upon me, because the Lord has chosen me. He has commissioned me to encourage the poor, to help the brokenhearted, to decree the release of captives, and the freeing of prisoners,

Ezekiel 37:16-23

"As for you, son of man, take one branch, and write on it, 'For Judah, and for the Israelites associated with him.' Then take another branch and write on it, 'For Joseph, the branch of Ephraim and all the house of Israel associated with him.'

Zephaniah 3:12

I will leave in your midst a humble and meek group of people, and they will find safety in the Lord's presence.

Leviticus 27:32

All the tithe of herd or flock, everything which passes under the rod, the tenth one will be holy to the Lord.

1 Samuel 17:40

He took his staff in his hand, picked out five smooth stones from the stream, placed them in the pouch of his shepherd's bag, took his sling in hand, and approached the Philistine.

1 Samuel 17:43

The Philistine said to David, "Am I a dog, that you are coming after me with sticks?" Then the Philistine cursed David by his gods.

Psalm 23:4

Even when I must walk through the darkest valley, I fear no danger, for you are with me; your rod and your staff reassure me.

Psalm 133:1-3

A song of ascents, by David. Look! How good and how pleasant it is when brothers live together!

Jeremiah 5:4-5

I thought, "Surely it is only the ignorant poor who act this way. They act like fools because they do not know what the Lord demands. They do not know what their God requires of them.

Zechariah 11:10-11

Then I took my staff "Pleasantness" and cut it in two to annul my covenant that I had made with all the people.

Zechariah 13:8-9

It will happen in all the land, says the Lord, that two-thirds of the people in it will be cut off and die, but one-third will be left in it.

Matthew 11:5

The blind see, the lame walk, lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the poor have good news proclaimed to them.

Mark 12:37

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

John 10:16

I have other sheep that do not come from this sheepfold. I must bring them too, and they will listen to my voice, so that there will be one flock and one shepherd.

John 17:21-23

that they will all be one, just as you, Father, are in me and I am in you. I pray that they will be in us, so that the world will believe that you sent me.

Ephesians 2:13-16

But now in Christ Jesus you who used to be far away have been brought near by the blood of Christ.

James 2:5

Listen, my dear brothers and sisters! Did not God choose the poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom that he promised to those who love him?

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