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Zechariah 13:7

Context
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“Awake, sword, against my shepherd, against the man who is my associate,” says the Lord who rules over all. Strike the shepherd that the flock may be scattered; 1  I will turn my hand against the insignificant ones.

XREF

De 32:41,42; Isa 9:6; Isa 27:1; Isa 40:11; Isa 53:4-10; Jer 23:5,6; Jer 47:6; Eze 21:4,5,9,10,28; Eze 34:23,24; Eze 37:24; Da 9:24-26; Ho 12:3-5; Mic 5:2,4; Zec 11:4,7; Zec 11:7,11; Mt 1:23; Mt 10:42; Mt 11:27; Mt 18:10,11,14; Mt 26:31,56; Mr 14:27,50; Lu 12:32; Lu 17:2; Joh 1:1,2; Joh 1:29; Joh 3:14-17; Joh 5:17,18; Joh 5:23; Joh 8:58; Joh 10:10-18; Joh 10:30,38; Joh 14:1,9-11,23; Joh 16:15; Joh 16:32; Joh 17:21-23; Joh 18:8,9; Ac 2:23; Ac 4:26-28; Ro 3:24-26; Ro 4:25; Ro 5:6-10; Ro 8:32; 2Co 5:21; Ga 3:13; Php 2:6; Col 1:15-19; Col 1:19,20; Heb 1:6-12; Heb 10:5-10; Heb 13:20; 1Pe 1:18-20; 1Pe 2:24,25; 1Pe 3:18; 1Pe 5:4; 1Jo 2:2; 1Jo 4:9,10; Re 1:8,11,17; Re 2:23; Re 13:8; Re 21:6; Re 22:13-16

NET © Notes

sn Despite the NT use of this text to speak of the scattering of the disciples following Jesus’ crucifixion (Matt 26:31; Mark 14:27), the immediate context of Zechariah suggests that unfaithful shepherds (kings) will be punished by the Lord precisely so their flocks (disobedient Israel) can be scattered (cf. Zech 11:6, 8, 9, 16). It is likely that Jesus drew on this passage merely to make the point that whenever shepherds are incapacitated, sheep will scatter. Thus he was not identifying himself with the shepherd in this text (the shepherd in the Zechariah text is a character who is portrayed negatively).



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