1611 King James Version (KJV)

Zechariah 11:1

“Open thy doores, O Lebanon, that the fire may deuoure thy cedars.”

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Other Translations

Open thy doors, O Lebanon, that the fire may devour thy cedars.
- King James Version

Open your doors, O Lebanon, That a fire may feed on your cedars.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Open thy doors, O Lebanon, that the fire may devour thy cedars.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Let your doors be open, O Lebanon, so that fire may be burning among your cedars.
- Basic English Bible

Open thy doors, O Lebanon, that the fire may devour thy cedars.
- Darby Bible

Open thy doors, O Lebanon, that the fire may devour thy cedars.
- Webster's Bible

Open your doors, Lebanon, that the fire may devour your cedars.
- World English Bible

Open, O Lebanon, thy doors, And fire doth devour among thy cedars.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Open thy doors, O Lebanon, that the fire may devour thy cedars.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Zechariah 11:1

11:1 Open thy doors - That destruction of the Jewish church and nation, is here foretold in dark and figurative expressions, which our Lord, when the time was at hand, prophesied of very plainly. Lebanon - Lebanon, a great mountain boundary between Judea and its neighbours on the north, is here commanded to open its gates, its fortifications raised to secure the passages, which lead into Judea. That the fire - Fire kindled by the enemy in the houses and buildings in Judea, and in Lebanon itself. The cedars - Palaces built with cedars.

Discussion for Zechariah 11

  • Insight777
    Verse 17 is describing the Antichrist. A powerful religious leader that is called the idol shepherd because he is against idols of antiquity having historical evidence of past cultures destroyed. Blind in one eye. Dry arm means an older man. He feeds, supports, those that leave his land to prey on those that are cut off, unbelievers. These followers do not attempt to convert, only to destroy.
  • Cynthia
    The Fire will reveal the true Shepherds, they will be purified, the wicked will perish. God will let false Shepherds continue to discipline His disobedient children, but because they do more than God told them to do, they enjoyed hurting, and wounding them, ...God will turn around and rebuke those same Shepherds He used... for putting their hands on His children.
  • Pat
    I believed that the scripture denotes the sell of the church today for even less than thirty pieces of silver. the body of Christ is being sold off for the lust of the eye, the lust of the flesh, and the pride of life, which is not of the Father but of the world. The lust of the world is invading the body of Christ like a wild fire. Both " union and favor " are given to the uncircumcised.
  • Chuck
    praise the Lord Jesus Christ is coming. The puzzle is being put together
    false apostate churches everywhere islam trying to take control which
    it is of devil. look up our redemption draweth nigh.read 2nd thess2-12
  • Richard
    Have we not seen the "Shepard" (America) turn his back on "the flock" (Israel)? Specifically Obama! Look at the nuclear deal with Iran! Russia has been bombing ISIS supposedly, but who or what are they really after? Bottom line is this scripture speaks of things to come. Not only in Jesus, but also in the predecessor of the antichrist!
  • Word
    In those last verses you notice antichrist will be raised up. Think about it.

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