Zechariah 11:15
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.

Berean Study Bible
And the LORD said to me: “Take up 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.

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

Contemporary English Version
Next, the LORD said to me, "Act like a shepherd again--this time a worthless shepherd.

Good News Translation
Then the LORD said to me, "Once again act the part of a shepherd, this time a worthless one.

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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the Lord said to me, Take yet to thee shepherd's implements belonging to an unskillful 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 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. 16For behold, I will raise up a shepherd in the land who will neither care for the lost, nor seek the young, nor heal the broken, nor sustain the healthy, but he will devour the flesh of the choice sheep and tear off their hooves.…
Cross References
Isaiah 6:10
Make the hearts of this people calloused; deafen their ears and close their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts, and turn and be healed.

Ezekiel 13:3
This is what the Lord GOD says: Woe to the foolish prophets who follow their own spirit, yet have seen nothing.

Zechariah 11:17
"Woe to the worthless shepherd, who deserts the flock! May a sword strike his arm and his right eye! May his arm be completely withered and his right eye utterly blinded!"

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 shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed…

Jeremiah 2:26,27
As the thief is ashamed when he is found, so is the house of Israel ashamed; they, their kings, their princes, and their priests, and their prophets, …

Lamentations 2:14
Thy prophets have seen vain and foolish things for thee: and they have not discovered thine iniquity, to turn away thy captivity; but have seen for thee false burdens and causes of banishment.







Lexicon
And the LORD
יְהוָ֖ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

said
וַיֹּ֥אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

to me:
אֵלָ֑י (’ê·lāy)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

“Take up
קַח־ (qaḥ-)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3947: To take

once more
ע֣וֹד (‘ō·wḏ)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 5750: Iteration, continuance, again, repeatedly, still, more

the equipment
כְּלִ֖י (kə·lî)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3627: Something prepared, any apparatus

of a foolish
אֱוִלִֽי׃ (’ĕ·wi·lî)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 196: Silly, foolish, impious

shepherd.
רֹעֶ֥ה (rō·‘eh)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7462: To tend a, flock, pasture it, in, to graze, to rule, to associate with
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). 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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