Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Zechariah 11:7

Context
NET ©

So I 1  began to shepherd the flock destined for slaughter, the most afflicted 2  of all the flock. Then I took two staffs, 3  calling one “Pleasantness” 4  and the other “Binders,” 5  and I tended the flock.

NIV ©

So I pastured the flock marked for slaughter, particularly the oppressed of the flock. Then I took two staffs and called one Favour and the other Union, and I pastured the flock.

NASB ©

So I pastured the flock doomed to slaughter, hence the afflicted of the flock. And I took for myself two staffs: the one I called Favor and the other I called Union; so I pastured the flock.

NLT ©

So I cared for the flock intended for slaughter––the flock that was oppressed. Then I took two shepherd’s staffs and named one Favor and the other Union.

MSG ©

So I took over from the crass, money-grubbing owners, and shepherded the sheep marked for slaughter. I got myself two shepherd staffs. I named one Lovely and the other Harmony. Then I went to work shepherding the sheep.

BBE ©

So I took care of the flock of death, for those who made profit out of the flock; and I took for myself two rods, naming one Beautiful, and the other Bands; and I took care of the flock.

NRSV ©

So, on behalf of the sheep merchants, I became the shepherd of the flock doomed to slaughter. I took two staffs; one I named Favor, the other I named Unity, and I tended the sheep.

NKJV ©

So I fed the flock for slaughter, in particular the poor of the flock. I took for myself two staffs: the one I called Beauty, and the other I called Bonds; and I fed the flock.


KJV
And I will feed
<07462> (8799)
the flock
<06629>
of slaughter
<02028>_,
[even] you
<03651>_,
O poor
<06041>
of the flock
<06629>_.
And I took
<03947> (8799)
unto me two
<08147>
staves
<04731>_;
the one
<0259>
I called
<07121> (8804)
Beauty
<05278>_,
and the other
<0259>
I called
<07121> (8804)
Bands
<02254> (8802)_;
and I fed
<07462> (8799)
the flock
<06629>_.
{even...: or, verily the poor} {Bands: or, Binders}
NASB ©
So I pastured
<07462>
the flock
<06629>
doomed to slaughter
<02028>
, hence
<03651>
the afflicted
<06041>
of the flock
<06629>
. And I took
<03947>
for myself two
<08147>
staffs
<04731>
: the one
<0259>
I called
<07121>
Favor
<05278>
and the other
<0259>
I called
<07121>
Union
<02260>
; so I pastured
<07462>
the flock
<06629>
.
HEBREW
Nauh
<06629>
ta
<0853>
heraw
<07462>
Mylbx
<02256>
ytarq
<07121>
dxalw
<0259>
Men
<05278>
ytarq
<07121>
dxal
<0259>
twlqm
<04731>
yns
<08147>
yl
<0>
xqaw
<03947>
Nauh
<06629>
yyne
<06041>
Nkl
<03651>
hgrhh
<02028>
Nau
<06629>
ta
<0853>
heraw (11:7)
<07462>
LXXM
kai
<2532
CONJ
poimanw
<4165
V-FAI-1S
ta
<3588
T-APN
probata
<4263
N-APN
thv
<3588
T-GSF
sfaghv
<4967
N-GSF
eiv
<1519
PREP
thn
<3588
T-ASF
canaanitin {N-ASF} kai
<2532
CONJ
lhmqomai
<2983
V-FMI-1S
emautw
<1683
D-DSM
duo
<1417
N-NUI
rabdouv {N-APF} thn
<3588
T-ASF
mian
<1519
A-ASF
ekalesa
<2564
V-AAI-1S
kallov {N-ASN} kai
<2532
CONJ
thn
<3588
T-ASF
eteran
<2087
A-ASF
ekalesa
<2564
V-AAI-1S
scoinisma {N-ASN} kai
<2532
CONJ
poimanw
<4165
V-FAI-1S
ta
<3588
T-APN
probata
<4263
N-APN
NET © [draft] ITL
So I began to shepherd
<07462>
the
<0853>
flock
<06629>
destined
<03651>
for slaughter
<02028>
, the most afflicted
<06041>
of all the flock
<06629>
. Then I took
<03947>
two
<08147>
staffs
<04731>
, calling
<07121>
one
<0259>
“Pleasantness
<05278>
” and the other
<0259>
“Binders
<07121>
,” and I tended
<07462>
the
<0853>
flock
<06629>
.
NET ©

So I 1  began to shepherd the flock destined for slaughter, the most afflicted 2  of all the flock. Then I took two staffs, 3  calling one “Pleasantness” 4  and the other “Binders,” 5  and I tended the flock.

NET © Notes

sn The first person pronoun refers to Zechariah himself who, however, is a “stand-in” for the Lord as the actions of vv. 8-14 make clear. The prophet, like others before him, probably performed actions dramatizing the account of God’s past dealings with Israel and Judah (cf. Hos 1-3; Isa 20:2-4; Jer 19:1-15; 27:2-11; Ezek 4:1-3).

tc For the MT reading לָכֵן עֲנִיֵּי (lakhenaniyyey, “therefore the [most] afflicted of”) the LXX presupposes לִכְנַעֲנֵיּי (“to the merchants of”). The line would then read “So I began to shepherd the flock destined for slaughter for the sheep merchants” (cf. NAB). This helps to explain the difficult לָכֵן (lakhen) here but otherwise has no attestation or justification, so the MT is followed by most modern English versions.

sn The two staffs represent the two kingdoms, Israel and Judah. For other examples of staffs representing tribes or nations see Num 17:1-11; Ezek 37:15-23.

tn The Hebrew term נֹעַם (noam) is frequently translated “Favor” (so NAB, NASB, NIV, NRSV, NLT); cf. KJV “Beauty”; CEV “Mercy.”

sn The name of the first staff, pleasantness, refers to the rest and peace of the covenant between the Lord and his people (cf. v. 10).

tn The Hebrew term חֹבְלִים (khovlim) is often translated “Union” (so NASB, NIV, NLT); cf. KJV, ASV “Bands”; NAB “Bonds”; NRSV, TEV, CEV “Unity”).

sn The name of the second staff, Binders, refers to the relationship between Israel and Judah (cf. v. 14).



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