1611 King James Version (KJV)

Zechariah 11:4

“Thus saith the Lord my God; Feede the flocke of the slaughter;”

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Other Translations

Thus saith the LORD my God; Feed the flock of the slaughter;
- King James Version

Thus says the LORD my God, "Pasture the flock {doomed} to slaughter.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Thus said Jehovah my God: Feed the flock of slaughter;
- American Standard Version (1901)

This is what the Lord my God has said: Take care of the flock of death;
- Basic English Bible

Thus saith Jehovah my God: Feed the flock of slaughter,
- Darby Bible

Thus saith the LORD my God; Feed the flock of the slaughter;
- Webster's Bible

Thus says Yahweh my God: "Feed the flock of slaughter.
- World English Bible

Thus said Jehovah my God: `Feed the flock of the slaughter,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Thus said the LORD my God: 'Feed the flock of slaughter;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Zechariah 11:4

11:4 My God - God the father speaks to Christ. Of the slaughter - Appointed to the slaughter. The Jews, during four hundred and fifty years, were a flock of slaughter to the Egyptians, Chaldeans, and afterwards the Romans.

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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