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1 Open thy doors, O Lebanon, that the fire may devour thy cedars. 2 Howl, fir tree; for the cedar is fallen; because the mighty are spoiled: howl, O ye oaks of Bashan; for the forest of the vintage is come down. 3 There is a voice of the howling of the shepherds; for their glory is spoiled: a voice of the roaring of young lions; for the pride of Jordan is spoiled. 4 Thus saith the LORD my God; Feed the flock of the slaughter; 5 Whose possessors slay them, and hold themselves not guilty: and they that sell them say, Blessed be the LORD; for I am rich: and their own shepherds pity them not. 6 For I 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. 7 And I will feed the flock of slaughter, even you, O poor of the flock. And I took unto me two staves; the one I called Beauty, and the other I called Bands; and I fed the flock. 8 Three shepherds also I 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: that that dieth, let it die; and that that is to be cut off, let it be cut off; and let the rest eat every one the flesh of another. 10 And I took my staff, even Beauty, 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 the poor of the flock that waited upon me knew that it was the word of the LORD. 12 And I said unto them, If ye think good, give me my price; and if not, forbear. So they weighed for my price thirty pieces of silver. 13 And the LORD said unto me, Cast it unto the potter: a goodly price that I was prised at of them. And I took the 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. 15 And the LORD said unto me, Take unto thee yet the instruments of a foolish shepherd. 16 For, lo, I will raise up a shepherd in the land, which shall not visit those that be cut off, neither shall seek the young one, nor heal that that is broken, nor feed that that standeth still: but he shall eat the flesh of the fat, and tear their claws in pieces. 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.

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1 angela h = "Jesus was betrayed by Judas for 30 pieces of silver. Matthew 26:14-1630 pieces of silver was the price for a slave. Exodus 21:32"
2 Sarah R = "Matthew quotes this in his gospel in reference to Judas, who betrayed Jesus for thirty pieces of silver. However Matthew says "according to Jeremiah". Some say this error brings into question the validity of the gospel itself. However, in the Hebrew Scriptures, which have a different order than the Christian New Testament, Jeremiah begins the section of writing within which Zechariah is contained. There are other examples in the New Testament of an entire section of Scripture being referred to by naming the first book of that section only. This is a plausible explanation this error. Another way of looking at it is explained in the note on Matthew 27:9."
3 angela h = "Judas brought back the 30 pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders. They used the money to buy the potter's field to bury strangers in. Matthew 27:3-10."
4 angela h = "This religious leader will not take care of the flock. He will actually use them for his own gain.There are actually many "religious leaders" who do this today. We must be careful who we follow. Religion is "big business". I am sure this disgusts The Father."