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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Zechariah 11:17


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    King James Bible - Zechariah 11:17

    Woe to the idol shepherd that leaveth the flock! the sword shall be upon his arm, and upon his right eye: his arm shall be clean dried up, and his right eye shall be utterly darkened.

    World English Bible

    Woe to the worthless shepherd who leaves the flock! The sword will be on his arm, and on his right
    eye. His arm will be completely withered, and his right eye will be totally blinded!"

    Douay-Rheims - Zechariah 11:17

    O shepherd, and idol, that forsaketh the flock: the sword upon his arm and upon his right
    eye: his arm shall quite wither away, and his right eye shall be utterly darkened.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    Woe to the idle shepherd that leaveth the flock! the sword shall be upon his arm, and upon his right
    eye: his arm shall be wholly dried up, and his right eye shall be utterly darkened.

    Original Hebrew

    הוי
    1945 רעי 7473 האליל 457 עזבי 5800 הצאן 6629 חרב 2719 על 5921 זרועו 2220 ועל 5921 עין 5869 ימינו 3225 זרעו 2220 יבושׁ 3001 תיבשׁ 3001 ועין 5869 ימינו 3225 כהה 3543 תכהה׃ 3543

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    VERSE (17) -
    Jer 22:1 Eze 13:3; 34:2 Mt 23:13,16 Lu 11:42-52

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 11:17

    ¡Ay del pastor inútil, que abandona el ganado! Espada sobre su brazo, y sobre su ojo derecho; del todo se secará su brazo, y enteramente será su ojo derecho oscurecido.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Zechariah 11:17

    Verse 17. Wo to the
    idol shepherd] lylah y[r roi haelil, "the worthless," or "good for nothing shepherd." The shepherd in name and office, but not performing the work of one. See John x. 11.

    The sword shall be upon his arm] Punishment shall be executed upon the wicked Jews, and especially their wicked kings and priests. See ver. 16.

    Arm-the secular power; right eye-the ecclesiastical state.

    His arm shall be clean dried up] The secular power shall be broken, and become utterly inefficient.

    His right eye shall be utterly darkened] Prophecy shall be restrained; and the whole state, ecclesiastical and civil, shall be so completely eclipsed, that none of their functions shall be performed. This may refer to the worthless and wicked governor mentioned in the preceding verse.

    There are several things in this chapter that are very obscure, and we can hardly say what opinion is right; nor is it at all clear whether they refer to a very early or late period of the Jewish history.


    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 17. Woe to the idol shepherd , etc.] Or, “the shepherd of nothing” f262 ; that is, no true shepherd, that is good for nothing, for an idol is nothing in the world, ( 1 Corinthians 8:4) and who is an idol himself, sits in the temple of God, and is worshipped as if he was God. ( 2 Thessalonians 2:4 Revelation 13:4,8,15) and is an encourager and defender of idolatry: that leaveth the flock ; has no regard to its spiritual concerns; does not feed it, but fleece it, and leaves it to the cruelty and avarice of his creatures under him: the sword [shall be] upon his arm ; with which he should feed the flock: and upon his right eye ; with which he should watch over it: his arm shall be clean dried up ; his power shall be taken away from him; the antichristian states, which supported him, shall withdraw from him; the ten kings shall hate the whore, strip her naked, eat her flesh, and burn her with fire, ( Revelation 17:16): and his right eye shall be utterly darkened ; not only given up to judicial blindness, which has been always his case; but his kingdom shall be full of darkness, ( Revelation 16:10) his hidden things of darkness shall be exposed; all his crafty schemes will be confounded; and all his wit, cunning, and subtlety, will cease; and everything desirable to him will be taken away from him. His “arm” may denote his secular power, which shall be taken away from him: and his “right eye” his knowledge of the Scriptures, judgment in controversies, and infallibility pretended to by him, which wilt cease, even in the opinion of men. Ben Melech interprets it the eye of his heart or mind; and so Aben Ezra.

    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 15-17 -
    God, having showed the misery of this people in their being justly lef by the Good Shepherd, shows their further misery in being abused by foolish shepherds. The description suits the character Christ gives of the scribes and Pharisees. They never do any thing to support the weak or comfort the feeble-minded; but seek their own ease, while they ar barbarous to the flock. The idol shepherd has the garb and appearanc of a shepherd, receives submission, and is supported at much expense but he leaves the flock to perish through neglect, or leads them to ruin by his example. This suits many in different churches and nations but the warning had an awful fulfilment in the Jewish teachers. An while such deceive others to their ruin, they will themselves have the deepest condemnation __________________________________________________________________


    Original Hebrew

    הוי 1945 רעי 7473 האליל 457 עזבי 5800 הצאן 6629 חרב 2719 על 5921 זרועו 2220 ועל 5921 עין 5869 ימינו 3225 זרעו 2220 יבושׁ 3001 תיבשׁ 3001 ועין 5869 ימינו 3225 כהה 3543 תכהה׃ 3543


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