Zechariah 11:10
Verse (Click for Chapter)
New International Version
Then I took my staff called Favor and broke it, revoking the covenant I had made with all the nations.

New Living Translation
Then I took my staff called Favor and cut it in two, showing that I had revoked the covenant I had made with all the nations.

English Standard Version
And I took my staff Favor, and I broke it, annulling the covenant that I had made with all the peoples.

New American Standard Bible
I took my staff Favor and cut it in pieces, to break my covenant which I had made with all the peoples.

King James Bible
And I took my staff, even Beauty, and cut it asunder, that I might break my covenant which I had made with all the people.

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

International Standard Version
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.

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

New Heart English Bible
I took my staff Favor, and cut it apart, that I might break my covenant that I had made with all the peoples.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then I took my staff called Favor and broke it in pieces, to break the promise that I had made to all the nations.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And I took my staff Graciousness, and cut it asunder, 'that I might break My covenant which I had made with all the peoples.'

New American Standard 1977
And I took my staff, Favor, and cut it in pieces, to break my covenant which I had made with all the peoples.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And I took my staff, even Beauty, and cut it asunder, that I might break my covenant which I had made with all the peoples.

King James 2000 Bible
And I took my staff, even Grace, and cut it asunder, that I might break my covenant which I had made with all the people.

American King James Version
And I took my staff, even Beauty, and cut it asunder, that I might break my covenant which I had made with all the people.

American Standard Version
And I took my staff Beauty, and cut it asunder, that I might break my covenant which I had made with all the peoples.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I took my rod that was called Beauty, and I cut it asunder to make void my covenant, which I had made with all people.

Darby Bible Translation
And I took my staff, Beauty, and cut it asunder, that I might break my covenant which I had made with all the peoples.

English Revised Version
And I took my staff Beauty, and cut it asunder, that I might break my covenant which I had made with all the peoples.

Webster's Bible Translation
And I took my staff, even Beauty, and cut it asunder, that I might break my covenant which I had made with all the people.

World English Bible
I took my staff Favor, and cut it apart, that I might break my covenant that I had made with all the peoples.

Young's Literal Translation
And I take My staff Pleasantness, and cut it asunder, to make void My covenant that I had made with all the peoples:
Study Bible
Thirty Pieces of Silver
9Then I said, "I will not pasture you. What is to die, let it die, and what is to be annihilated, let it be annihilated; and let those who are left eat one another's flesh." 10I took my staff Favor and cut it in pieces, to break my covenant which I had made with all the peoples. 11So it was broken on that day, and thus the afflicted of the flock who were watching me realized that it was the word of the LORD.…
Cross References
Psalm 89:39
You have spurned the covenant of Your servant; You have profaned his crown in the dust.

Jeremiah 14:21
Do not despise us, for Your own name's sake; Do not disgrace the throne of Your glory; Remember and do not annul Your covenant with us.

Zechariah 11:7
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.
Treasury of Scripture

And I took my staff, even Beauty, and cut it asunder, that I might break my covenant which I had made with all the people.

Beauty.

Zechariah 11:7 And I will feed the flock of slaughter, even you, O poor of the flock. …

Psalm 50:2 Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God has shined.

Psalm 90:17 And let the beauty of the LORD our God be on us: and establish you …

Ezekiel 7:20-22 As for the beauty of his ornament, he set it in majesty…

Ezekiel 24:21 Speak to the house of Israel, Thus said the Lord GOD; Behold, I will …

Daniel 9:26 And after three score and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but …

Luke 21:5,6,32 And as some spoke of the temple, how it was adorned with goodly stones …

Acts 6:13,14 And set up false witnesses, which said, This man ceases not to speak …

Romans 9:3-5 For I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for my brothers, …

that.

Numbers 14:34 After the number of the days in which you searched the land, even …

1 Samuel 2:30 Why the LORD God of Israel said, I said indeed that your house, and …

Psalm 89:39 You have made void the covenant of your servant: you have profaned …

Jeremiah 14:21 Do not abhor us, for your name's sake, do not disgrace the throne …

Jeremiah 31:31,32 Behold, the days come, said the LORD, that I will make a new covenant …

Ezekiel 16:59-61 For thus said the Lord GOD; I will even deal with you as you have …

Hosea 1:9 Then said God, Call his name Loammi: for you are not my people, and …

Galatians 3:16-18 Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He said not, …

Hebrews 7:17-22 For he testifies, You are a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec…

Hebrews 8:8-13 For finding fault with them, he said, Behold, the days come, said the Lord…

Verse 10. - Cut it asunder. The breaking of the staff "Beauty" indicates that God withdraws his grace and protection; he will no longer shield the people from the attack of foes, as the following words express. My covenant which I had made with all the people; rather, with all the peoples. God calls the restriction which he had laid on foreign nations to prevent them from afflicting Israel, "a covenant." Similar "covenants," i.e. restraints imposed by God, are found in Job 5:23; Hosea 2:20 (Hosea 2:18, Authorized Version); Ezekiel 34:25, etc. The restraint being removed, there ensued war, exile, the destruction of the kingdom and theocracy, the subjection of Israel to Gentile nations. And I took my staff, even Beauty, and cut it asunder,.... Signifying that he dropped his pastoral care of them: the Gospel indeed, which is meant by the staff "Beauty", cannot be made void; it will have its designed effect; it is the everlasting Gospel, and will endure; its blessings, promises, doctrines, ordinances, and ministers, shall continue, till all the elect are gathered in, even unto the second coming of Christ: but then it may be removed from one place to another; it may be taken from one people, and given to another; and which is generally owing to contempt of it, unfruitfulness under it, and indifference to it; and this is the case here, it designs the taking away of the Gospel from the Jews, who despised it, and the carrying of it into the Gentile world; see Matthew 21:43,

that I might break my covenant which I had made with all the people; not the covenant of works, that was made with all mankind in Adam; that was broke, not by the Lord, but by man; and was broke before the Gospel was published; nor the covenant of grace, for this was not made with all the people, nor can it be broken; but the Mosaic economy, the Sinai covenant, called the old covenant, which gradually vanished away: it was of right abolished at the death of Christ; when the Gospel was entirely removed, it more appeared to be so; and this was thoroughly done at the destruction of the city and temple. The last clause may be rendered, "which" covenant "I have made with all the people"; the Gentiles, having promised and given orders to send the Gospel unto them, which was accordingly done. 10. covenant which I made with all the people—The covenant made with the whole nation is to hold good no more except to the elect remnant. This is the force of the clause, not as Maurer, and others translate. The covenant which I made with all the nations (not to hurt My elect people, Ho 2:18). But the Hebrew is the term for the elect people (Ammim), not that for the Gentile nations (Goiim). The Hebrew plural expresses the great numbers of the Israelite people formerly (1Ki 4:20). The article is, in the Hebrew, all the or those peoples. His cutting asunder the staff "Beauty," implies the setting aside of the outward symbols of the Jews distinguishing excellency above the Gentiles (see on [1188]Zec 11:7) as God's own people.11:4-14 Christ came into this world for judgment to the Jewish church and nation, which were wretchedly corrupt and degenerate. Those have their minds wofully blinded, who do ill, and justify themselves in it; but God will not hold those guiltless who hold themselves so. How can we go to God to beg a blessing on unlawful methods of getting wealth, or to return thanks for success in them? There was a general decay of religion among them, and they regarded it not. The Good Shepherd would feed his flock, but his attention would chiefly be directed to the poor. As an emblem, the prophet seems to have taken two staves; Beauty, denoted the privileges of the Jewish nation, in their national covenant; the other he called Bands, denoting the harmony which hitherto united them as the flock of God. But they chose to cleave to false teachers. The carnal mind and the friendship of the world are enmity to God; and God hates all the workers of iniquity: it is easy to foresee what this will end in. The prophet demanded wages, or a reward, and received thirty pieces of silver. By Divine direction he cast it to the potter, as in disdain for the smallness of the sum. This shadowed forth the bargain of Judas to betray Christ, and the final method of applying it. Nothing ruins a people so certainly, as weakening the brotherhood among them. This follows the dissolving of the covenant between God and them: when sin abounds, love waxes cold, and civil contests follow. No wonder if those fall out among themselves, who have provoked God to fall out with them. Wilful contempt of Christ is the great cause of men's ruin. And if professors rightly valued Christ, they would not contend about little matters.
Jump to Previous
Agreement Annulling Apart Asunder Beautiful Beauty Break Broke Broken Covenant Cut Cutting Favor Grace Graciousness Lord's Nations Peoples Pieces Pleasantness Rod Staff Void
Jump to Next
Agreement Annulling Apart Asunder Beautiful Beauty Break Broke Broken Covenant Cut Cutting Favor Grace Graciousness Lord's Nations Peoples Pieces Pleasantness Rod Staff Void
Links
Zechariah 11:10 NIV
Zechariah 11:10 NLT
Zechariah 11:10 ESV
Zechariah 11:10 NASB
Zechariah 11:10 KJV

Zechariah 11:10 Biblia Paralela
Zechariah 11:10 Chinese Bible
Zechariah 11:10 French Bible
Zechariah 11:10 German Bible

Alphabetical: all and break broke called covenant cut Favor had I in it made my nations peoples pieces revoking staff the Then to took which with

OT Prophets: Zechariah 11:10 I took my staff Favor and cut (Zech. Zec Zc) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools
Zechariah 11:9
Top of Page
Top of Page