Zechariah 11:8
New International Version
In one month I got rid of the three shepherds. The flock detested me, and I grew weary of them

New Living Translation
I got rid of their three evil shepherds in a single month. But I became impatient with these sheep, and they hated me, too.

English Standard Version
In one month I destroyed the three shepherds. But I became impatient with them, and they also detested me.

Berean Study Bible
And in one month I dismissed three shepherds. My soul grew impatient with the flock, and their souls also detested me.

New American Standard Bible
Then I annihilated the three shepherds in one month, for my soul was impatient with them, and their soul also was weary of me.

King James Bible
Three shepherds also I cut off in one month; and my soul lothed them, and their soul also abhorred me.

Christian Standard Bible
In one month I got rid of three shepherds. I became impatient with them, and they also detested me.

Contemporary English Version
In less than a month, I became impatient with three shepherds who didn't like me, and I got rid of them.

Good News Translation
I lost patience with three other shepherds, who hated me, and I got rid of them all in a single month.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
In one month I got rid of three shepherds. I became impatient with them, and they also detested me.

International Standard Version
In a single month I got rid of three shepherds because I grew tired of them, and they despised me.

NET Bible
Next I eradicated the three shepherds in one month, for I ran out of patience with them and, indeed, they detested me as well.

New Heart English Bible
I cut off the three shepherds in one month; for my soul was weary of them, and their soul also loathed me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I got rid of three shepherds in one month. I became impatient with the sheep, and they also became disgusted with me.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And I cut off the three shepherds in one month; 'for My soul became impatient of them, and their soul also loathed Me.'

New American Standard 1977
Then I annihilated the three shepherds in one month, for my soul was impatient with them, and their soul also was weary of me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I also cut off three shepherds in one month; and my soul was in anguish for them, and their soul also abhorred me.

King James 2000 Bible
Three shepherds also I cut off in one month; and my soul loathed them, and their souls also abhorred me.

American King James Version
Three shepherds also I cut off in one month; and my soul loathed them, and their soul also abhorred me.

American Standard Version
And I cut off the three shepherds in one month; for my soul was weary of them, and their soul also loathed me.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And I will cut off three shepherds in one month; and my soul shall grieve over them, for their souls cried out against me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I cut off three shepherds in one month, and my soul was straitened in their regard: for their soul also varied in my regard.

Darby Bible Translation
And I destroyed three shepherds in one month; and my soul was vexed with them, and their soul also loathed me.

English Revised Version
And I cut off the three shepherds in one month; for my soul was weary of them, and their soul also loathed me.

Webster's Bible Translation
Three shepherds also I cut off in one month; and my soul lothed them, and their soul also abhorred me.

World English Bible
I cut off the three shepherds in one month; for my soul was weary of them, and their soul also loathed me.

Young's Literal Translation
And I cut off the three shepherds in one month, and my soul is grieved with them, and also their soul hath abhorred me.
Study Bible
The Doomed Flock
7So 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. 8And in one month I dismissed three shepherds. My soul grew impatient with the flock, and their souls also detested me. 9Then I said, “I will no longer shepherd you. Let the dying die, and the perishing perish; let the rest devour one another's flesh.”…
Cross References
Jeremiah 6:30
They are called rejected silver, for the LORD has rejected them.

Ezekiel 14:5
so that I may take hold of the hearts of the people of Israel. For because of their idols, they are all estranged from Me.'

Ezekiel 16:45
You are the daughter of your mother, who despised her husband and children. You are the sister of your sisters, who despised their husbands and children. Your mother was a Hittite and your father an Amorite.

Hosea 4:6
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you as My priests. Since you have forgotten the law of your God, I will also forget your children.

Hosea 5:7
They have been unfaithful to the LORD; for they have borne illegitimate children. Now the New Moon will devour them along with their land.

Treasury of Scripture

Three shepherds also I cut off in one month; and my soul loathed them, and their soul also abhorred me.

in.

Hosea 5:7
They have dealt treacherously against the LORD: for they have begotten strange children: now shall a month devour them with their portions.

Matthew 23:34-36
Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city: …

Matthew 24:50,51
The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of, …

and my.

Leviticus 26:11,30,44
And I will set my tabernacle among you: and my soul shall not abhor you…

Deuteronomy 32:19
And when the LORD saw it, he abhorred them, because of the provoking of his sons, and of his daughters.

Psalm 5:5
The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity.

lothed them.

Isaiah 49:7
Thus saith the LORD, the Redeemer of Israel, and his Holy One, to him whom man despiseth, to him whom the nation abhorreth, to a servant of rulers, Kings shall see and arise, princes also shall worship, because of the LORD that is faithful, and the Holy One of Israel, and he shall choose thee.

Luke 12:50
But I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how am I straitened till it be accomplished!

Luke 19:14
But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us.







Lexicon
And in one
אֶחָ֑ד (’e·ḥāḏ)
Number - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 259: United, one, first

month
בְּיֶ֣רַח (bə·ye·raḥ)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3391: A lunation, month

I dismissed
וָאַכְחִ֛ד (wā·’aḵ·ḥiḏ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 3582: To secrete, by act, word, to destroy

three
שְׁלֹ֥שֶׁת (šə·lō·šeṯ)
Number - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7969: Three, third, thrice

shepherds.
הָרֹעִ֖ים (hā·rō·‘îm)
Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7462: To tend a, flock, pasture it, in, to graze, to rule, to associate with

My soul
נַפְשִׁי֙ (nap̄·šî)
Noun - feminine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

grew impatient
וַתִּקְצַ֤ר (wat·tiq·ṣar)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7114: To dock off, curtail, to harvest

with [the flock],
בָּהֶ֔ם (bā·hem)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew

and their souls
נַפְשָׁ֖ם (nap̄·šām)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5315: A soul, living being, life, self, person, desire, passion, appetite, emotion

also
וְגַם־ (wə·ḡam-)
Conjunctive waw | Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 1571: Assemblage, also, even, yea, though, both, and

detested
בָּחֲלָ֥ה (bā·ḥă·lāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 973: To feel a loathing

me.
בִֽי׃ (ḇî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew
Verse 8. - In executing the office of feeding the flock, three shepherds also I out off in one month; Septuagint, "And I will take away the three shepherds in one month." The article in the Hebrew and Greek seems to point to some known shepherds, three in number, unless we take it as "threes of the shepherds." Hence expositors have sought to find historical personages to whom the term might apply. Those who assert a pre-exilian origin for this part of the prophecy, suggest the three kings, Zachariah, Shallum, and Menahem; or, as Menahem reigned ten years, some unrecorded pretender, who started up at the time. Others see some Syrian monarchs in Maccabean times; or the three offices, king, prophet, priest; or the three dynasties that oppressed Israel, viz. the Babylonian, Medo-Persian, and Macedonian. All these interpretations fail in some point; and we are reduced to see herein a reference, as Cheyne says, to "the prompt and vigorous action of Jehovah's Shepherd in dealing with the evil shepherds, as well as in feeding the flock;" the number three being used indefinitely. Or we may find in this number an allusion to the three classes in ver. 5 - the buyers, the sellers, and the pitiless shepherds. The oppressors, external and internal, are removed and cut off in one month. To the prophet's eye all this seemed to take place in that short space of time. If anything more is intended, we may, with Keil and others, taking the month as consisting of thirty days, assume that ten days are assigned to the destruction of each shepherd, after each had fulfilled his allotted period - the number ten expressing perfection or completion. And my soul loathed them; literally, but my soul was straitened for them; i.e. was impatient, weary of them. These words begin a new paragraph, and refer, not to the three shepherds, but to the sheep, the Israelites. The prophet now shows how ill the people had responded to God's manifold care, and mingles with the past a view of their future ingratitude and disobedience which will bring upon them final ruin. God, as it were, was weary of their continual backslidings and obstinate perseverance in evil. (For the phrase, see Numbers 21:4; Judges 16:16; Job 21:4.) It is the opposite to long suffering. Their soul also abhorred me. They showed their abhorrence by their devotion to idols and their disinclination for all goodness. 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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