Zechariah 11:15
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New International Version
Then the LORD said to me, "Take again the equipment of a foolish shepherd.

New Living Translation
Then the LORD said to me, "Go again and play the part of a worthless shepherd.

English Standard Version
Then the LORD said to me, “Take once more the equipment of a foolish shepherd.

New American Standard Bible
The LORD said to me, "Take again for yourself the equipment of a foolish shepherd.

King James Bible
And the LORD said unto me, Take unto thee yet the instruments of a foolish shepherd.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The LORD also said to me: "Take the equipment of a foolish shepherd.

International Standard Version
The LORD told me, "Pick up the tools of a worthless shepherd again,

NET Bible
Again the LORD said to me, "Take up once more the equipment of a foolish shepherd.

New Heart English Bible
The LORD said to me, "Take for yourself yet again the equipment of a foolish shepherd.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then the LORD said to me, "Use the equipment of a foolish shepherd again.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the LORD said unto me: 'Take unto thee yet the instruments of a foolish shepherd.

New American Standard 1977
And the LORD said to me, “Take again for yourself the equipment of a foolish shepherd.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the LORD said unto me, Take unto thee yet the instruments of a foolish shepherd.

King James 2000 Bible
And the LORD said unto me, Take unto you yet the implements of a foolish shepherd.

American King James Version
And the LORD said to me, Take to you yet the instruments of a foolish shepherd.

American Standard Version
And Jehovah said unto me, Take unto thee yet again the instruments of a foolish shepherd.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Lord said to me: Take to thee yet the instruments of a foolish shepherd.

Darby Bible Translation
And Jehovah said unto me, Take unto thee yet the instruments of a foolish shepherd.

English Revised Version
And the LORD said unto me, Take unto thee yet again the instruments of a foolish shepherd.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the LORD said to me, Take to thee yet the instruments of a foolish shepherd.

World English Bible
Yahweh said to me, "Take for yourself yet again the equipment of a foolish shepherd.

Young's Literal Translation
And Jehovah saith unto me, 'Again take to thee the instrument of a foolish shepherd.
Study Bible
Thirty Pieces of Silver
14Then I cut in pieces my second staff Union, to break the brotherhood between Judah and Israel. 15The LORD said to me, "Take again for yourself the equipment of a foolish shepherd. 16"For behold, I am going to raise up a shepherd in the land who will not care for the perishing, seek the scattered, heal the broken, or sustain the one standing, but will devour the flesh of the fat sheep and tear off their hoofs.…
Cross References
Isaiah 6:10
"Render the hearts of this people insensitive, Their ears dull, And their eyes dim, Otherwise they might see with their eyes, Hear with their ears, Understand with their hearts, And return and be healed."

Ezekiel 13:3
'Thus says the Lord GOD, "Woe to the foolish prophets who are following their own spirit and have seen nothing.

Zechariah 11:17
"Woe to the worthless shepherd Who leaves the flock! A sword will be on his arm And on his right eye! His arm will be totally withered And his right eye will be blind."
Treasury of Scripture

And the LORD said to me, Take to you yet the instruments of a foolish shepherd.

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Isaiah 6:10-12 Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and …

Jeremiah 2:26,27 As the thief is ashamed when he is found, so is the house of Israel …

Lamentations 2:14 Your prophets have seen vain and foolish things for you: and they …

Ezekiel 13:3 Thus said the Lord GOD; Woe to the foolish prophets, that follow …

Matthew 15:14 Let them alone: they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind …

Matthew 23:17 You fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gold, or the temple …

Luke 11:40 You fools, did not he that made that which is without make that which …

Verses 15-17. - § 10. In retribution for their rejection of the good Shepherd the people are given over to a foolish shepherd, who shall destroy them, but shall himself, in turn, perish miserably. Verse 15. - Take unto thee yet (yet again) the instruments of a foolish shepherd (comp. Hosea 3:1). The prophet, in vision, is directed to do as he had done before (ver. 4, etc,), and enact the part of a shepherd, taking the dress, scrip, and crook, which were appropriate to the character; but this time he was to represent "a foolish," i.e. an evil, shepherd; for sin is constantly denoted by "folly" in the Old Testament; e.g. Job 5:2, 3; Psalm 14:1; Psalm 107:17; Proverbs 1:7; Proverbs 7:22; Proverbs 14:9, etc. (comp. ver. 17). And the Lord said unto me,.... The Prophet Zechariah:

Take unto thee yet the instruments of a foolish shepherd; the meaning is, that the prophet should put on the habit of a shepherd, and take a scrip and staff in his hands, and represent a foolish shepherd, hereafter described. 15. yet—"take again"; as in Zec 11:7 previously he had taken other implements.

instruments—the accoutrements, namely, the shepherd's crook and staff, wallet, etc. Assume the character of a bad ("foolish" in Scripture is synonymous with wicked, Ps 14:1) shepherd, as before thou assumedst that of a good shepherd. Since the Jews would not have Messiah, "the Good Shepherd" (Joh 10:11), they were given up to Rome, heathen and papal, both alike their persecutor, especially the latter, and shall be again to Antichrist, the "man of sin," the instrument of judgment by Christ's permission. Antichrist will first make a covenant with them as their ruler, but then will break it, and they shall feel the iron yoke of his tyranny as the false Messiah, because they rejected the light yoke of the true Messiah (Da 11:35-38; 12:1; 9:27; 2Th 2:3-12). But at last he is to perish utterly (Zec 11:17), and the elect remnant of Judah and Israel is to be saved gloriously.11:15-17 God, having showed the misery of this people in their being justly left by the Good Shepherd, shows their further misery in being abused by foolish shepherds. The description suits the character Christ gives of the scribes and Pharisees. They never do any thing to support the weak, or comfort the feeble-minded; but seek their own ease, while they are barbarous to the flock. The idol shepherd has the garb and appearance of a shepherd, receives submission, and is supported at much expense; but he leaves the flock to perish through neglect, or leads them to ruin by his example. This suits many in different churches and nations, but the warning had an awful fulfilment in the Jewish teachers. And while such deceive others to their ruin, they will themselves have the deepest condemnation.
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