The Shepherds1 Open wide, O Lebanon, your doors, and let [2devour 1fire] your cedars! 2 Let [2shriek 1the pine]! because [2has fallen 1the cedar], for [2were in misery 1great ones]. Shriek, O oaks of Bashan! for [4were torn down 3groves 1the 2planted]. 3 A sound of wailing of shepherds, for [2languishes 1their greatness]. A sound of roaring lions, for [5languishes 1the 2neighing 3of the 4Jordan]. 4 Thus says the lord almighty, Tend the sheep of the slaughter, 5 which the ones acquiring butcher, and are repenting not. And the ones selling them said, Blessed be the lord, we were enriched. And their shepherds suffered not anything for them. 6 On account of this, I will not spare any longer over the ones inhabiting the land, says the lord. And behold, I deliver up the men, each into the hand of his neighbor, and into the hand of his king; and they shall cut in pieces the land, and in no way should I rescue from out of their hand. 7 And I will tend the sheep of the slaughter in the land of the Canaanites. And I will take for myself two rods; the one I called Beauty, and the other I called, A piece of measured out land; and I will tend the sheep. 8 And I will lift away the three shepherds in [2month 1one]; and [2shall be weighed down 1my soul] over them, for their souls roared against me. 9 And I said, I will not tend you. The dying, let it die! And the failing, let it fail! and the rest, let them [2eat 1each] the flesh of his neighbor!
The Two Rods10 And I will take my rod, Beauty, and I will throw it away to efface my covenant which I ordained with all the peoples. 11 And it shall be effaced in that day. And [3shall know 1the 2Canaanites] the sheep being guarded for me, that [2the word 3of the lord 1it is]. 12 And I will say to them, if [2good 3before 4you 1it is], give my wage, or forbid it! And they established my wage -- thirty pieces of silver. 13 And the lord said to me, Lower them into the foundry furnace! and to look about if it is unadulterated! in which manner I was proved for them. And I took the thirty pieces of silver, and I put them into the house of the lord, into the foundry furnace. 14 And I threw away my rod, the second, A Piece of Measured out Land -- to efface the taking possession the thing between Judah and between Israel. 15 And the lord said to me, Yet take to yourself the equipment of a shepherd -- [2shepherd 1an inexperienced]! 16 For behold, I shall arouse a shepherd against the land, one who [3the one 4faltering 1in no way 2shall visit]; and [3the one 4being dispersed 1in no way 2shall he seek]; and [3the one 4being broken 1in no way 2shall he heal]; and [3the 4whole 1in no way 2shall he conduct]. And [3meats 1of the 2choice] he shall devour, and [2their vertebrae 1he shall distort]. 17 O the ones tending the vain things, and leaving behind the sheep; a sword shall be against his arm, and against [2eye 1his right]. His arm withering shall be withered, and [2eye 1his right] by blinding shall be blinded.
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