And they that sell them say, Blessed be the Lord; for oI am rich:
And their own shepherds pity them not.
6 For pI will no more pity the inhabitants of the land, saith the Lord:
But, lo, I will †deliver the men
Every one into his neighbour’s hand, and into the hand of his king:
And they shall smite the land, and out of their hand I will not deliver them.
And I took unto me two staves; the one I called sBeauty, and the other I called ||Bands; and ktI fed the flock. 8 Three shepherds also uI cut off in one month; and my soul †lothed them, and their soul also abhorred me. 9 Then said I, I will not feed you: vthat that dieth, let it die; and that that is to ube cut off, let it be ucut off; and let the rest weat every one the flesh †of another. 10 And I took my staff, even sBeauty, and cut it asunder, that I might break my covenant which I had made with all the people. 11 And it was broken in that day: and ||so rthe poor of the flock xthat waited upon me knew that it was the word of the Lord. 12 And I said unto them, †If ye think good, ygive me my price; and if not, forbear. So zthey weighed for my price athirty pieces of silver. 13 And the Lord said unto me, Cast it unto bthe potter: ca dgoodly price that I was prised at of them. And I took athe thirty pieces of silver, and cast them to the potter in the house of the Lord. 14 Then I cut asunder mine other staff, even ||Bands, that I might break the brotherhood between Judah and Israel.
eNeither shall seek the young one,
But hhe shall eat the flesh of the fat,
And tear their claws in pieces.
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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