Zechariah 11:14
New International Version
Then I broke my second staff called Union, breaking the family bond between Judah and Israel.

New Living Translation
Then I took my other staff, Union, and cut it in two, showing that the bond of unity between Judah and Israel was broken.

English Standard Version
Then I broke my second staff Union, annulling the brotherhood between Judah and Israel.

Berean Study Bible
Then I cut in two my second staff called Union, breaking the brotherhood between Judah and Israel.

King James Bible
Then I cut asunder mine other staff, even Bands, that I might break the brotherhood between Judah and Israel.

New King James Version
Then I cut in two my other staff, Bonds, that I might break the brotherhood between Judah and Israel.

New American Standard Bible
Then I cut in pieces my second staff Union, to break the brotherhood between Judah and Israel.

NASB 1995
Then I cut in pieces my second staff Union, to break the brotherhood between Judah and Israel.

NASB 1977
Then I cut my second staff, Union, in pieces, to break the brotherhood between Judah and Israel.

Amplified Bible
Then I broke my second staff, Union, into pieces to break the brotherhood between Judah (the Southern Kingdom) and Israel (the Northern Kingdom).

Christian Standard Bible
Then I cut in two my second staff, Union, annulling the brotherhood between Judah and Israel.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then I cut in two my second staff, Union, annulling the brotherhood between Judah and Israel.

American Standard Version
Then I cut asunder mine other staff, even Bands, that I might break the brotherhood between Judah and Israel.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And I broke Agony, my other staff, that I would nullify the agreement that was between Yehuda and Israel

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And I cast away my second rod, even Line, that I might break the possession between Juda and Israel.

Contemporary English Version
Then I broke the stick named "Unity" and canceled the ties between Judah and Israel.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I cut off my second rod that was called a Cord, that I might break the brotherhood between Juda and Israel.

English Revised Version
Then I cut asunder mine other staff, even Bands, that I might break the brotherhood between Judah and Israel.

Good News Translation
Then I broke the second stick, the one called "Unity," and the unity of Judah and Israel was shattered.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then I broke my second staff, called Unity, in pieces, to break off the brotherhood between Judah and Israel.

International Standard Version
Then I broke my second staff—the one I had named "Union"—breaking the union between the house of Judah and the house of Israel.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then I cut asunder mine other staff, even Binders, that the brotherhood between Judah and Israel might be broken.

Literal Standard Version
And I cut apart my second staff, Bands, "" To break the unity between Judah and Israel.

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

New Heart English Bible
Then I cut apart my other staff, even Union, that I might break the brotherhood between Judah and Israel.

World English Bible
Then I cut apart my other staff, even Union, that I might break the brotherhood between Judah and Israel.

Young's Literal Translation
And I cut asunder my second staff, Bands, to break the unity between Judah and Israel.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Thirty Pieces of Silver
13And the LORD said to me, “Throw it to the potter”—this magnificent price at which they valued me. So I took the thirty pieces of silver and threw them to the potter in the house of the LORD. 14Then I cut in two my second staff called Union, breaking the brotherhood between Judah and Israel. 15And the LORD said to me: “Take up once more the equipment of a foolish shepherd.…

Cross References
Isaiah 9:21
Manasseh devours Ephraim, and Ephraim Manasseh; together they turn against Judah. Despite all this, His anger is not turned away; His hand is still upraised.

Zechariah 11:6
For I will no longer have compassion on the people of the land, declares the LORD, but behold, I will cause each man to fall into the hands of his neighbor and his king, who will devastate the land, and I will not deliver it from their hands."

Zechariah 11:7
So I pastured the flock marked for slaughter, especially the afflicted of the flock. Then I took for myself two staffs, calling one Favor and the other Union, and I pastured the flock.


Treasury of Scripture

Then I cut asunder my other staff, even Bands, that I might break the brotherhood between Judah and Israel.

I cut.

Zechariah 11:9
Then said I, I will not feed you: that that dieth, let it die; and that that is to be cut off, let it be cut off; and let the rest eat every one the flesh of another.

Isaiah 9:21
Manasseh, Ephraim; and Ephraim, Manasseh: and they together shall be against Judah. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.

Isaiah 11:13
The envy also of Ephraim shall depart, and the adversaries of Judah shall be cut off: Ephraim shall not envy Judah, and Judah shall not vex Ephraim.

Bands.

Zechariah 11:7
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.









Verse 14. - I eat asunder mine other staff. As the flock, by their contemptuous payment, showed their alienation from the Shepherd, so he now, by his symbolical action, shows his rejection of them, and his surrender of them to anarchy, confusion, and ruin. The breaking of the first staff indicated that God withdrew his defensive care; the breaking of the staff called "Bands" signifies the utter dissolution of all the bends that held the nation together, the civil and social disunion that paved the way for the victory of the Romans, and issued in the final disruption which sent the Jews wandering through the world. This in the vision is represented as the breaking of the brotherhood between Judah and Israel, the component parts of the nation. Thus was hinted the ultimate rejection of the Jews in consequence of their treatment of Christ, the good Shepherd, who came unto his own, and his own received him not (comp. Matthew 23:36-38). This doom is declared more fully in the next section.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Then I cut in pieces
וָֽאֶגְדַּע֙ (wā·’eḡ·da‘)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 1438: To fell a, tree, to destroy anything

my second
הַשֵּׁנִ֔י (haš·šê·nî)
Article | Number - ordinal masculine singular
Strong's 8145: Second (an ordinal number)

staff
מַקְלִ֣י (maq·lî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's 4731: A shoot, stick

[called] Union,
הַחֹֽבְלִ֑ים (ha·ḥō·ḇə·lîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 2256: A rope, a measuring line, a district, inheritance, a noose, a company, a throe, ruin

breaking
לְהָפֵר֙ (lə·hā·p̄êr)
Preposition-l | Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct
Strong's 6565: To break up, to violate, frustrate

the brotherhood
הָֽאַחֲוָ֔ה (hā·’a·ḥă·wāh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 264: Brotherhood

between
בֵּ֥ין (bên)
Preposition
Strong's 996: An interval, space between

Judah
יְהוּדָ֖ה (yə·hū·ḏāh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3063: Judah -- 'praised', a son of Jacob, also the southern kingdom, also four Israelites

and Israel.
יִשְׂרָאֵֽל׃ (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc


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