New International Version
Then the LORD said to me, "Take again 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.
Darby Bible Translation
And Jehovah said unto me, Take unto 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.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The instruments of a foolish shepherd - Such as a bag without bread, a scrip without measure, and a staff without a hook, etc., things that were needless or of no use; to point out to the Jewish pastors, who took no care of the flock, but devoured them, or ruled them with force and with cruelty.
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LibraryInspiration of Scripture. --Gospel Difficulties. --The Word of God Infallible. --Other Sciences Subordinate to Theological Science.
All Scripture is given by inspiration of God. BUT that is not exactly what St. Paul says. The Greek for that, would be He graphe--not pasa graphe--theopneustos. St. Paul does not say that the whole of Scripture, collectively, is inspired. More than that: what he says is, that every writing,--every several book of those hiera grammata, or Holy Scriptures, in which Timothy had been instructed from his childhood,--is inspired by God  . It comes to very nearly the same thing but it is not quite …
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The Good Shepherd' and his one Flock' - Last Discourse at the Feast of Tabernacles.
Of the Incapacity of an Unregenerate Person for Relishing the Enjoyments of the Heavenly World.
Fifthly, as this Revelation, to the Judgment of Right and Sober Reason,
Make the heart of this people calloused; make their ears dull and close their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts, and turn and be healed."
This is what the Sovereign LORD says: Woe to the foolish prophets who follow their own spirit and have seen nothing!
"Woe to the worthless shepherd, who deserts the flock! May the sword strike his arm and his right eye! May his arm be completely withered, his right eye totally blinded!"
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