Zechariah 11:11
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New International Version
It was revoked on that day, and so the oppressed of the flock who were watching me knew it was the word of the LORD.

New Living Translation
That was the end of my covenant with them. The suffering flock was watching me, and they knew that the LORD was speaking through my actions.

English Standard Version
So it was annulled on that day, and the sheep traders, who were watching me, knew that it was the word of the LORD.

New American Standard Bible
So 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.

King James Bible
And it was broken in that day: and so the poor of the flock that waited upon me knew that it was the word of the LORD.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
It was annulled on that day, and so the afflicted of the flock who were watching me knew that it was the word of the LORD.

International Standard Version
It was broken at that time so the oppressed of the flock who were observing me would know that it had been a message from the LORD.

NET Bible
So it was annulled that very day, and then the most afflicted of the flock who kept faith with me knew that that was the word of the LORD.

New Heart English Bible
It was broken in that day; and thus the poor of the flock that listened to me knew that it was the word of the LORD.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So it was broken on that day, and the oppressed among the sheep who were watching me realized that it was the word of the LORD.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And it was broken in that day; and the poor of the flock that gave heed unto me knew of a truth that it was the word of the LORD.

New American Standard 1977
So 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.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And it was broken in that day; and so the poor of the flock that look unto me knew that it was the word of the LORD.

King James 2000 Bible
And it was broken in that day: and so the poor of the flock that waited upon me knew that it was the word of the LORD.

American King James Version
And it was broken in that day: and so the poor of the flock that waited on me knew that it was the word of the LORD.

American Standard Version
And it was broken in that day; and thus the poor of the flock that gave heed unto me knew that it was the word of Jehovah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And it was made void in that day: and so the poor of the flock that keep for me, understood that it is the word of the Lord.

Darby Bible Translation
And it was broken in that day; and so the poor of the flock that gave heed to me knew that it was the word of Jehovah.

English Revised Version
And it was broken in that day: and thus the poor of the flock that gave heed unto me knew that it was the word of the LORD.

Webster's Bible Translation
And it was broken in that day: and so the poor of the flock that waited upon me knew that it was the word of the LORD.

World English Bible
It was broken in that day; and thus the poor of the flock that listened to me knew that it was the word of Yahweh.

Young's Literal Translation
and it is broken in that day, and know well do the afflicted of the flock who are observing me, that it is a word of Jehovah.
Study Bible
Thirty Pieces of Silver
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. 12I said to them, "If it is good in your sight, give me my wages; but if not, never mind!" So they weighed out thirty shekels of silver as my wages.…
Cross References
2 Chronicles 9:14
besides that which the traders and merchants brought; and all the kings of Arabia and the governors of the country brought gold and silver to Solomon.

Zephaniah 3:12
"But I will leave among you A humble and lowly people, And they will take refuge in the name of the LORD.
Treasury of Scripture

And it was broken in that day: and so the poor of the flock that waited on me knew that it was the word of the LORD.

so, etc. or, the poor of the flock, etc., certainly knew. poor.

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

Psalm 69:33 For the LORD hears the poor, and despises not his prisoners.

Psalm 72:12-14 For he shall deliver the needy when he cries; the poor also, and …

Isaiah 14:32 What shall one then answer the messengers of the nation? That the …

Zephaniah 3:12 I will also leave in the middle of you an afflicted and poor people, …

Luke 7:22 Then Jesus answering said to them, Go your way, and tell John what …

Luke 19:48 And could not find what they might do: for all the people were very …

James 2:5,6 Listen, my beloved brothers, Has not God chosen the poor of this …

that waited.

Isaiah 8:17 And I will wait on the LORD, that hides his face from the house of …

Isaiah 26:8,9 Yes, in the way of your judgments, O LORD, have we waited for you; …

Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait on the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall …

Lamentations 3:25,26 The LORD is good to them that wait for him, to the soul that seeks him…

Micah 7:7 Therefore I will look to the LORD; I will wait for the God of my …

Luke 2:25,38 And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; …

Luke 23:51 (The same had not consented to the counsel and deed of them;) he …

Acts 1:21,22 Why of these men which have companied with us all the time that the …

knew.

Zechariah 11:6 For I will no more pity the inhabitants of the land, said the LORD: …

Leviticus 26:38-46 And you shall perish among the heathen, and the land of your enemies …

Deuteronomy 28:49-68 The LORD shall bring a nation against you from far, from the end …

Deuteronomy 31:21,29 And it shall come to pass, when many evils and troubles are befallen …

Deuteronomy 32:21-42 They have moved me to jealousy with that which is not God; they have …

Luke 24:49-53 And, behold, I send the promise of my Father on you: but tarry you …

Romans 11:7-12 What then? Israel has not obtained that which he seeks for; but the …

James 5:1-6 Go to now, you rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall …

Verse 11. - It was broken. The covenant just mentioned (ver. 10) was broken. And so the poor of the flock that waited upon me (that gave heed unto me) know. The punishment inflicted on the withdrawal of God's protection had some good result. Though the bulk of the nation took no heed, learned no lesson, yet the humble and the suffering among them, who paid respect to his words, recognized that what happened was according to God's Word, and knew that all the rest would be fulfilled in due season. This was the effect of the Captivity; it forced the Israelites to see the hand of the Lord in the calamities that had befallen them, and it drove the thoughtful among them to repentance and amendment (Jeremiah 3:13, 23; Daniel 9:8, etc.). The breaking asunder of the first staff refers primarily to the time of the exile, and not to the absolute relinquishment of the flock. One staff is left, and for a time utter destruction is postponed. For "the poor," the LXX. reads, as in ver. 7, "the Cananeans," meaning probably "merchants." Ewald and others, who hold the pre-exilian date of this prophecy, see here an allusion to the invasion of the Assyrians under Pul (2 Kings 15:19). And it was broken in that day,.... In right, the day Christ died; apparently, when the Gospel, the substance of it, was removed; and, in fact, at the time of Jerusalem's destruction:

and so the poor of the flock; See Gill on Zechariah 11:7,

that waited upon me; as servants on their masters; as clients on their patron; as beggars at the door for alms; as attendants on the worship of God, for the manifestations of himself, for the performance of promises, and for answers of prayer: or "observed me" (h); what he said and did, his word, and his ordinances; what he abolished, and what he instituted:

knew that it was the word of the Lord; either that Christ the Shepherd was the essential Word of the Lord; or that the prophecies concerning the destruction of the Jews, their civil and ecclesiastical state, were the word and decree of God now fulfilled; or that the Gospel taken from them is the word of the Lord, which he is the author of; his grace is the matter and substance of; and which he speaks by his ministers; and may be known by the matter and efficacy of it; by the refreshment and comfort it gives; by its leading souls to Christ; and by the harmony, agreement, and uniformity of its doctrines.

(h) "qui observabant me", Burkius. 11. poor … knew—The humble, godly remnant knew by the event the truth of the prediction and of Messiah's mission. He had, thirty-seven years before the fall of Jerusalem, forewarned His disciples when they should see the city compassed with armies, to "flee unto the mountains." Accordingly, Cestius Gallus, when advancing on Jerusalem, unaccountably withdrew for a brief space, giving Christians the opportunity of obeying Christ's words by fleeing to Pella.

waited upon me—looked to the hand of God in all these calamities, not blindly shutting their eyes to the true cause of the visitation, as most of the nation still do, instead of referring it to their own rejection of Messiah. Isa 30:18-21 refers similarly to the Lord's return in mercy to the remnant that "wait for Him" and "cry" to Him (Zep 3:12, 13).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.
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