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Zechariah 11:16–17

16 For, lo, I will raise up a shepherd in the land,

eWhich shall not visit those that be ||cut off,

eNeither shall seek the young one,

eNor fheal that that is broken,

Nor ||gfeed that that standeth still:

But hhe shall eat the flesh of the fat,

And tear their claws in pieces.

17  Woe to ithe idol shepherd hkthat leaveth the flock!

The sword shall be upon his arm, and upon lhis right eye:

His arm shall be clean dried up,

And lhis right eye shall be utterly darkened.

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Zechariah 11:16–17 — The New International Version (NIV)

16 For I am going to raise up a shepherd over the land who will not care for the lost, or seek the young, or heal the injured, or feed the healthy, but will eat the meat of the choice sheep, tearing off their hooves.

17 “Woe to the worthless shepherd,

who deserts the flock!

May the sword strike his arm and his right eye!

May his arm be completely withered,

his right eye totally blinded!”

Zechariah 11:16–17 — English Standard Version (ESV)

16 For behold, I am raising up in the land a shepherd who does not care for those being destroyed, or seek the young or heal the maimed or nourish the healthy, but devours the flesh of the fat ones, tearing off even their hoofs.

17 “Woe to my worthless shepherd,

who deserts the flock!

May the sword strike his arm

and his right eye!

Let his arm be wholly withered,

his right eye utterly blinded!”

Zechariah 11:16–17 — New Living Translation (NLT)

16 This illustrates how I will give this nation a shepherd who will not care for those who are dying, nor look after the young, nor heal the injured, nor feed the healthy. Instead, this shepherd will eat the meat of the fattest sheep and tear off their hooves.

17 “What sorrow awaits this worthless shepherd

who abandons the flock!

The sword will cut his arm

and pierce his right eye.

His arm will become useless,

and his right eye completely blind.”

Zechariah 11:16–17 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

16 For indeed I will raise up a shepherd in the land who will not care for those who are cut off, nor seek the young, nor heal those that are broken, nor feed those that still stand. But he will eat the flesh of the fat and tear their hooves in pieces.

17 “Woe to the worthless shepherd,

Who leaves the flock!

A sword shall be against his arm

And against his right eye;

His arm shall completely wither,

And his right eye shall be totally blinded.”

Zechariah 11:16–17 — New Century Version (NCV)

16 because I am going to get a new shepherd for the country. He will not care for the dying sheep, or look for the young ones, or heal the injured ones, or feed the healthy. But he will eat the best sheep and tear off their hoofs.

17 “How terrible it will be for the useless shepherd

who abandoned the flock.

A sword will strike his arm and his right eye.

His arm will lose all its strength,

and his right eye will go blind.”

Zechariah 11:16–17 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

16 For, lo, I will raise up a shepherd in the land, who will not visit those that are cut off, neither will seek those that are scattered, nor heal that which is broken, nor feed that which is sound; but he will eat the flesh of the fat sheep, and will tear their hoofs in pieces. 17 Woe to the worthless 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.

Zechariah 11:16–17 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

16 For behold, I will raise up a shepherd in the land, who shall not visit those that are about to perish, neither shall seek that which is strayed away, nor heal that which is wounded, nor feed that which is sound; but he will eat the flesh of the fat, and tear their hoofs in pieces. 17 Woe to the worthless 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 utterly darkened.

Zechariah 11:16–17 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

16 I’m about to place a shepherd in the land. He will not take care of those that are dying. He will not search for the young. He will not heal those that have broken their legs or support those that can still stand. But he will eat the meat of the fat animals and tear off their hoofs. 

17 “How horrible it will be for the foolish shepherd who abandoned the sheep. 

A sword will strike his arm and his right eye. 

His arm will be completely withered. 

His right eye will be completely blind.” 

Zechariah 11:16–17 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

16 I am about to raise up a shepherd in the land who will not care for those who are going astray, and he will not seek the lost or heal the broken. He will not sustain the healthy, but he will devour the flesh of the fat sheep and tear off their hooves.

17 Woe to the worthless shepherd

who deserts the flock!

May a sword strike his arm

and his right eye!

May his arm wither away

and his right eye go completely blind!”

Zechariah 11:16–17 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

16 For I am now raising up in the land a shepherd who does not care for the perishing, or seek the wandering, or heal the maimed, or nourish the healthy, but devours the flesh of the fat ones, tearing off even their hoofs.

17 Oh, my worthless shepherd,

who deserts the flock!

May the sword strike his arm

and his right eye!

Let his arm be completely withered,

his right eye utterly blinded!

Zechariah 11:16–17 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

16 For look, I am raising up a shepherd in the land who will not attend to the ones that are perishing; he will not seek the young man, he will not heal the ones that are crushed and he will not sustain the healthy ones; he will devour the flesh of the fattened ones and tear apart even their hoofs.

17 “Woe, my worthless shepherd

who deserts the flock!

May a sword fall on his arm

and on his right eye!

May his arm wither completely

and his right eye be utterly blinded!”

Zechariah 11:16–17 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (NIrV)

16 I am going to raise up a shepherd over the land. He will not take care of those that are wounded. He will not look for the young ones. He will not heal those that are hurt. He will not feed the healthy ones. Instead, he will eat the best sheep. He will even tear their hoofs off.

17 “How terrible it will be for that worthless shepherd!

He deserts the flock.

May a sword strike his arm and his right eye!

May his powerful arm become weak!

May his right eye be totally blinded!”

Zechariah 11:16–17 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

16 “For behold, I am going to raise up a shepherd in the land who will not care for the perishing, seek the scattered, heal the broken, or sustain the one standing, but will devour the flesh of the fat sheep and tear off their hoofs.

17 Woe to the worthless shepherd

Who leaves the flock!

A sword will be on his arm

And on his right eye!

His arm will be totally withered

And his right eye will be blind.”