Bible: Zechariah 11:4-17
11:7 So I 2 began to shepherd the flock destined for slaughter, the most afflicted 3 of all the flock. Then I took two staffs, 4 calling one “Pleasantness” 5 and the other “Binders,” 6 and I tended the flock. 11:8 Next I eradicated the three shepherds in one month, 7 for I ran out of patience with them and, indeed, they detested me as well. 11:9 I then said, “I will not shepherd you. What is to die, let it die, and what is to be eradicated, let it be eradicated. As for those who survive, let them eat each other’s flesh!”
11:10 Then I took my staff “Pleasantness” and cut it in two to annul my covenant that I had made with all the people. 11:11 So it was annulled that very day, and then the most afflicted of the flock who kept faith with me knew that that was the word of the
11:12 Then I 8 said to them, “If it seems good to you, pay me my wages, but if not, forget it.” So they weighed out my payment – thirty pieces of silver. 9 11:13 The
11:15 Again the
11:17 Woe to the worthless shepherd
who abandons the flock!
May a sword fall on his arm and his right eye!
May his arm wither completely away,
and his right eye become completely blind!”