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Zechariah 11:10

    Zechariah 11:10 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    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.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    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.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And I took my staff Beauty, and cut it asunder, that I might break my covenant which I had made with all the peoples.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And I took my rod Beautiful, cutting it in two, so that the Lord's agreement, which he had made with all the peoples, might be broken.

    Webster's Revision

    And I took my staff Beauty, and cut it asunder, that I might break my covenant which I had made with all the peoples.

    World English Bible

    I took my staff Favor, and cut it apart, that I might break my covenant that I had made with all the peoples.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And I took my staff Beauty, and cut it asunder, that I might break my covenant which I had made with all the peoples.

    Definitions for Zechariah 11:10

    Asunder - Apart from one another.

    Clarke's Commentary on Zechariah 11:10

    I took my staff - Beauty, and cut it asunder - And thus I showed that I determined no longer to preserve them in their free and glorious state. And thus I brake my covenant with them, which they had broken on their part already.

    Barnes' Notes on Zechariah 11:10

    And I took my staff Beauty, and cut it asunder - Not, as aforetime, did He chasten His people, retaining His relation to them: for such chastening is an austere form of love. By breaking the staff of His tender love, He signified that this relation was at an end.

    That I might dissolve My covenant which I had made with all the people - Rather, "with all the peoples," that is, with all nations. Often as it is said of Israel, that they brake the covenant of God Leviticus 26:15; Deuteronomy 31:16, Deuteronomy 31:20; Isaiah 24:5; Jeremiah 11:10; Jeremiah 31:32; Ezekiel 16:59; Ezekiel 44:7, it is spoken of God, only to deny that He would break it (Leviticus 26:44; Judges 2:1, and, strongly, Jeremiah 33:20-21), or in prayer that He would not Jeremiah 14:21. Here it is not absolutely the covenant with His whole people, which He brake; it is rather, so to speak, a covenant with the nations in favor of Israel, allowing thus much and forbidding more, with regard to His people. So God had said of the times of Christ; "In that day I will make a covenant for them with the beasts of the field and with the fowls of the heaven, and with the creeping things of the ground" (Hosea 2:18, (20, Hebrew)); and, "I will make with them a covenant of peace, and will cause the evil beasts to cease out of the land" Ezekiel 34:25; and in Job "thou shalt be in league with the stones of the field, and the beasts of' the field shall be at peace with thee" Job 5:23. This covenant He willed to annihilate. He would no more interpose, as He had before said, "I will not deliver from their hand" Zechariah 11:6. whoever would might do, what they would, as the Romans first, and well nigh all nations since, have inflicted on the Jews, what they willed; and Mohammedans too have requited to them their contumely to Jesus.

    Wesley's Notes on Zechariah 11:10

    11:10 Even beauty - Which was the beauty and glory of them, the covenant of God, with all the blessings of it. That I might break - Declare it null. Christ calls it his covenant, for he was the mediator of it.