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1 OUTLINE ZECHARIAH CHAPTER ELEVEN DESTRUCTION OF NATIONS AROUND JERUSALEM

2 READ:ZECHARIAH 11:1-3 1Open your doors, O Lebanon, that fire may devour your cedars. 2Wail, O cypress, for the cedar has fallen, Because the mighty trees are ruined. Wail, O oaks of Bashan, For the thick forest has come down. 3There is the sound of wailing shepherds! For their glory is in ruins. There is the sound of roaring lions! For the pride of the Jordan is in ruins.

3 THE LORD WILL PARDON MY INIQUITY READ:PSALMS 25:11 11For Your name's sake, O LORD, Pardon my iniquity, for it is great. THE LORD IS MERCIFUL AND JUST READ:PSALMS 101:1 1I will sing of mercy and justice. To You, O LORD, I will sing praises.

4 QUESTIONS:ZECHARIAH 11:1-3 1Open your doors, O Lebanon, that fire may devour your cedars. 2Wail, O cypress, For the cedar has fallen, Because the mighty trees are ruined. Wail, O oaks of Bashan, For the thick forest has come down. 3There is the sound of wailing shepherds! For their glory is in ruins. There is the sound of roaring lions! For the pride of the Jordan is in ruins. WHAT IS KNOWN ABOUT THE CEDARS OF LEBANON? WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THEM?WHY? WAS THIS LITERALLY OR FIGURATIVELY? WHY WERE THE SHEPHERDS WAILING? WHAT WAS THE SOUND OF ROARING LIONS?

5 QUESTIONS:ZECHARIAH 11:1-3 1Open your doors, O Lebanon, that fire may devour your cedars. 2Wail, O cypress, For the cedar has fallen, Because the mighty trees are ruined. Wail, O oaks of Bashan, For the thick forest has come down. WHAT IS KNOWN ABOUT THE CEDARS OF LEBANON? WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THEM?WHY? WAS THIS LITERALLY OR FIGURATIVELY?

6 QUESTIONS:ZECHARIAH 11:1-3 WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO THE CEDARS OF LEBANON? READ:ISAIAH 10:34 34He will cut down the thickets of the forest with iron And Lebanon will fall by the Mighty One. READ:ISAIAH 14:8 8Indeed, the cypress trees rejoice over you and the cedars of Lebanon, Saying, Since you were cut down, No woodsman has come up against us. READ: ISAIAH 37:24 24By your servants you have reproached the Lord, and said, By the multitude of my chariots I have come up to the height of the mountains, to the limits of Lebanon. I will cut down its tall cedars and its choice cypress trees. I will enter its farthest height, to its fruitful forest.

7 QUESTIONS:ZECHARIAH 11:1-3 WAS THIS LITERALLY OR FIGURATIVELY? READ:JEREMIAH 22:6-7 6Thus says the LORD to the house of the king of Judah: You are Gilead to Me, the head of Lebanon. Yet I surely will make you a wilderness, cities which are not inhabited. 7I will prepare destroyers against you, everyone with his weapons. They shall cut down your choice cedars and cast them into the fire. READ:EZEKIEL 17:3-4 3Thus says the Lord GOD: A great eagle with large wings and long pinions, full of feathers of various colors, came to Lebanon and took from the cedar the highest branch. 4He cropped off its topmost young twig and carried it to a land of trade. He set it in a city of merchants. READ:EZEKIEL 17:12 12Say now to the rebellious house: Do you not know what these things mean? Tell them, Indeed the king of Babylon went to Jerusalem and took its king and princes and led them with him to Babylon.

8 QUESTIONS:ZECHARIAH 11:1-3 WAS THIS LITERALLY OR FIGURATIVELY? READ:EZEKIEL 17:12 12Say now to the rebellious house: Do you not know what these things mean? Tell them, Indeed the king of Babylon went to Jerusalem and took its king and princes and led them with him to Babylon. READ:EZEKIEL 31:3 3Indeed Assyria was a cedar in Lebanon, With fine branches that shaded the forest, of high stature and its top was among the thick boughs. READ:ISAIAH 2: The day of the LORD of hosts Shall come upon everything proud and lofty, Upon everything lifted up: It shall be brought low 13Upon all the cedars of Lebanon that are high and lifted up And upon all the oaks of Bashan.

9 QUESTIONS:ZECHARIAH 11:1-3 3There is the sound of wailing shepherds! For their glory is in ruins. There is the sound of roaring lions! For the pride of the Jordan is in ruins. WHY WERE THE SHEPHERDS WAILING? READ:JEREMIAH 25: Wail, shepherds, and cry! Roll about in the ashes, You leaders of the flock! For the days of your slaughter and your dispersions are fulfilled. You shall fall like a precious vessel. 35The shepherds will have no way to flee, Nor the leaders of the flock to escape. 36A voice of the cry of the shepherds And a wailing of the leaders to the flock will be heard. For the LORD has plundered their pasture,

10 QUESTIONS:ZECHARIAH 11:1-3 3There is the sound of wailing shepherds! For their glory is in ruins. There is the sound of roaring lions! For the pride of the Jordan is in ruins. WHAT WAS THE SOUND OF ROARING LIONS?WHY? READ:ISAIAH 5:29 29Their roaring will be like a lion. They will roar like young lions. Yes, they will roar And lay hold of the prey. They will carry it away safely And no one will deliver. READ:JEREMIAH 2:15 15The young lions roared at him, and growled. They made his land waste. His cities are burned, without inhabitant.

11 QUESTIONS:ZECHARIAH 11:1-3 3There is the sound of wailing shepherds! For their glory is in ruins. There is the sound of roaring lions! For the pride of the Jordan is in ruins. WHAT WAS THE SOUND OF ROARING LIONS?WHY? READ:JEREMIAH 49:1950:44 19Behold, he shall come up like a lion from the floodplain of the Jordan Against the dwelling place of the strong. But I will suddenly make him run away from her. And who is a chosen man that I may appoint over her? For who is like Me? Who will arraign Me? And Who is that shepherd Who will withstand Me?" READ:2 KINGS 17:25 25And it was so, at the beginning of their dwelling there, that they did not fear the LORD; therefore the LORD sent lions among them, which killed some of them.

12 READ:ZECHARIAH 11:4-6 4Thus says the LORD my God, Feed the flock for slaughter, 5Whose owners slaughter them and feel no guilt. Those who sell them say, Blessed be the LORD, for I am rich. And their shepherds do not pity them. 6I will no longer pity the inhabitants of the land, says the LORD. But indeed I will give everyone into his neighbor's hand and into the hand of his king. They shall attack the land and I will not deliver them from their hand.

13 QUESTIONS:ZECHARIAH 11:4-6 4Thus says the LORD my God, Feed the flock for slaughter, 5Whose owners slaughter them and feel no guilt. Those who sell them say, Blessed be the LORD, for I am rich. And Their shepherds do not pity them. 6I will no longer pity the inhabitants of the land, says the LORD. But indeed I will give everyone into his neighbor's hand and into the hand of his king. They shall attack the land And I will not deliver them from their hand. WHO ARE THE SHEPHERDS?WHAT WERE THEY DOING? WHY FEED THE FLOCK FOR SLAUGHTER? WHY WILL THE LORD HAVE NO PITY ON THEM? WHAT WILL THE LORD DO TO THEM? WHO WILL ATTACK THEM?WHO WILL DELIVER THEM?

14 QUESTIONS:ZECHARIAH 11:4-6 4Thus says the LORD my God, Feed the flock for slaughter, 5Whose owners slaughter them and feel no guilt. Those who sell them say, Blessed be the LORD, for I am rich. And Their shepherds do not pity them. WHAT WERE THE SHEPHERDS DOING? READ:PSALMS 44:22 22Yet for Your sake we are killed all day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. READ:PSALMS 49:14 14Like sheep they are laid in the grave. Death shall feed on them. The upright shall have dominion over them in the morning. And their beauty shall be consumed in the grave, far from their dwelling.

15 QUESTIONS:ZECHARIAH 11:4-6 WHAT WERE THE SHEPHERDS DOING? READ:JEREMIAH 50:6-7 6My people have been lost sheep. Their shepherds have led them astray. They have turned them away on the mountains. They have gone from mountain to hill. They have forgotten their resting place. 7All who found them have devoured them. Their adversaries said, We have not offended, Because they have sinned against the LORD, the habitation of justice, The LORD, the hope of their fathers. READ:EZEKIEL 34:2-3 2Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy and say to them, Thus says the Lord GOD to the shepherds: Woe to the shepherds of Israel who feed themselves! Should not the shepherds feed the flocks? 3You eat the fat and clothe yourselves with the wool. You slaughter the fatlings, but you do not feed the flock.

16 QUESTIONS:ZECHARIAH 11:4-6 6I will no longer pity the inhabitants of the land, says the LORD. But indeed I will give everyone into his neighbor's hand and into the hand of his king. They shall attack the land And I will not deliver them from their hand. WHY WILL THE LORD HAVE NO PITY ON THEM? WHAT WILL THE LORD DO TO THEM? WHO WILL ATTACK THEM? WHO WILL DELIVER THEM?

17 QUESTIONS:ZECHARIAH 11:4-6 WHY WILL THE LORD HAVE NO PITY ON THEM? READ:JUDGES 10: You have forsaken Me and served other gods. Therefore I will deliver you no more. 14Go and cry out to the gods which you have chosen. Let them deliver you in your time of distress. READ:PSALMS 50:22 22Consider this, you who forget God, Lest I tear you in pieces, And there be none to deliver. READ:PSALMS 71:11 11God has forsaken him. Pursue and take him. For there is none to deliver him.

18 QUESTIONS:ZECHARIAH 11:4-6 6I will no longer pity the inhabitants of the land, says the LORD. But indeed I will give everyone into his neighbor's hand and into the hand of his king. They shall attack the land And I will not deliver them from their hand. WHAT WILL THE LORD DO TO THEM? READ:DEUTERONOMY 32:39 9 I, even I, am He, and there is no God besides Me. I kill and I make alive. I wound and I heal. Nor is there any who can deliver from My hand. READ:HOSEA 5:14 4I will be like a lion to Ephraim and like a young lion to the house of Judah. I, even I, will tear them and go away. I will take them away and no one shall rescue.

19 QUESTIONS:ZECHARIAH 11:4-6 6I will no longer pity the inhabitants of the land, says the LORD. But indeed I will give everyone into his neighbor's hand and into the hand of his king. They shall attack the land And I will not deliver them from their hand. WHAT WILL THE LORD DO TO THEM? READ:JEREMIAH 13:14 14I will dash them one against another, even the fathers and the sons together, says the LORD. I will not pity nor spare nor have mercy, but will destroy them. READ:LAMENTATIONS 2:21 21Young and old lie on the ground in the streets. My virgins and my young men Have fallen by the sword. You have slain them in the day of Your anger, You have slaughtered and not pitied.

20 QUESTIONS:ZECHARIAH 11:4-6 6I will no longer pity the inhabitants of the land, says the LORD. But Indeed I will give everyone into his neighbor's hand and into the hand of his king. They shall attack the land and I will not deliver them from their hand. WHO WILL ATTACK THEM?MEDO-PERSIAN KINGS? READ:DANIEL 8:4 4I saw the ram pushing westward, northward and southward, so that no animal could withstand him. Nor was there any that could deliver from his hand, but he did according to his will and became great. READ:DANIEL 8:7 7I saw him confronting the ram. He was moved with rage against him, attacked the ram, and broke his two horns. There was no power in the ram to withstand him, but he cast him down to the ground and trampled him. And there was no one that could deliver the ram from his hand.

21 QUESTIONS:ZECHARIAH 11:4-6 6I will no longer pity the inhabitants of the land, says the LORD. But Indeed I will give everyone into his neighbor's hand and into the hand of his king. They shall attack the land and I will not deliver them from their hand. WHO WILL DELIVER THEM? READ:ISAIAH 9: Through the wrath of the LORD of hosts the land is burned up and the people shall be as fuel for the fire. No man shall spare his brother. 20He shall snatch on the right hand and be hungry. He shall devour on the left hand and not be satisfied. Every man shall eat the flesh of his own arm. 21Manasseh shall devour Ephraim and Ephraim Manasseh. Together they shall be against Judah. For all this His anger is not turned away But His hand is stretched out still.

22 QUESTIONS:ZECHARIAH 11:4-6 6I will no longer pity the inhabitants of the land, says the LORD. But Indeed I will give everyone into his neighbor's hand and into the hand of his king. They shall attack the land and I will not deliver them from their hand. WHO WILL DELIVER THEM? READ:MICAH 5:7-8 7The remnant of Jacob shall be in the midst of many peoples, Like dew from the LORD, Like showers on the grass, That tarry for no man Nor wait for the sons of men. 8The remnant of Jacob shall be among the Gentiles, in the midst of many peoples, Like a lion among the beasts of the forest, Like a young lion among flocks of sheep, Who, if he passes through, Both treads down and tears in pieces, And none can deliver.

23 READ:ZECHARIAH 11:7-9 7I fed the flock for slaughter, in particular the poor of the flock. I took for myself two staffs: the one I called Beauty, the other I called Bonds; And I fed the flock. 8I dismissed the three shepherds in one month. My soul loathed them and their soul also abhorred me. 9Then I said, I will not feed you. Let what is dying, die and what is perishing, perish. Let those that are left eat each other's flesh.

24 QUESTIONS:ZECHARIAH 11:7-9 7I fed the flock for slaughter, in particular the poor of the flock. I took for myself two staffs: the one I called Beauty, the other I called Bonds; And I fed the flock. 8I dismissed the three shepherds in one month. My soul loathed them and their soul also abhorred me. 9Then I said, I will not feed you. Let what is dying, die and what is perishing, perish. Let those that are left eat each other's flesh. WHO WERE THE POOR OF THE FLOCK? WHY TAKE TWO STAFFS?WHAT WERE THEY CALLED? WHAT DID THEY REPRESENT? WHO WERE THE SHEPHERDS? PRIESTS? SCRIBES? PHARISEES? RULERS? PROPHETS? WHY WERE THEY DISMISSED? WHY DID THE LORD QUIT FEEDING THE SHEEP? WHAT HAPPENED TO THEM?

25 QUESTIONS:ZECHARIAH 11:7-9 7I fed the flock for slaughter, in particular the poor of the flock. I took for myself two staffs: the one I called Beauty, the other I called Bonds; And I fed the flock. WHO WERE THE POOR OF THE FLOCK?REMNANT? READ:EZEKIEL 14:5 5I may seize the house of Israel by their heart, because they are all estranged from Me by their idols. READ:ZEPHANIAH 3:12 12I will leave in your midst A meek and humble people, And they shall trust in the name of the LORD. READ:ROMANS 11:5 5Even so then, at this present time there is a remnant according to the election of grace.

26 QUESTIONS:ZECHARIAH 11:7-9 7I fed the flock for slaughter, in particular the poor of the flock. I took for myself two staffs: the one I called Beauty, the other I called Bonds; And I fed the flock. WHY TAKE TWO STAFFS? WHAT WERE THEY CALLED?BEAUTY - BONDS WHAT DID THEY REPRESENT? READ:PSALMS 23:4 4Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil. For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.

27 QUESTIONS:ZECHARIAH 11:7-9 7I fed the flock for slaughter, in particular the poor of the flock. I took for myself two staffs: the one I called Beauty, the other I called Bonds. And I fed the flock. WHAT WERE THEY CALLED?WHY BEAUTY? READ:PSALMS 29:2 2Give to the LORD the glory due to His name. Worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness. READ:PSALMS 27:4 4One thing I have desired of the LORD, That will I seek: That I may dwell in the house of the LORD All the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the LORD, And to inquire in His temple. READ:PSALMS 90:17 17Let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us, And establish the work of our hands for us; Yes, establish the work of our hands.

28 QUESTIONS:ZECHARIAH 11:7-9 7I fed the flock for slaughter, in particular the poor of the flock. I took for myself two staffs: the one I called Beauty, the other I called Bonds. And I fed the flock. WHAT WERE THEY CALLED?WHY BONDS? WHAT DID THEY REPRESENT?(BANDS - CORDS) READ:PSALMS 119:61 61The cords of the wicked have bound me, But I have not forgotten Your law. WHAT BOUND THESE PEOPLE TOGETHER? READ:NEHEMIAH 10:30 29These joined with their brethren, their nobles, and entered into a curse and an oath to walk in God's Law, which was given by Moses the servant of God, and to observe and do all the commandments of the LORD our Lord, and His ordinances and His statutes:

29 QUESTIONS:ZECHARIAH 11:7-9 8I dismissed the three shepherds in one month. My soul loathed them and their soul also abhorred me. WHO WERE THE SHEPHERDS? PRIESTS? SCRIBES? PHARISEES? RULERS? PROPHETS? WHY WERE THEY DISMISSED?

30 QUESTIONS:ZECHARIAH 11:7-9 WHO WERE THE SHEPHERDS? PRIESTS? SCRIBES? PHARISEES? RULERS? PROPHETS? WHY WERE THEY DISMISSED? READ:EZEKIEL 14:5 5That I may seize the house of Israel by their heart, because they are all estranged from Me by their idols. READ:JEREMIAH 2:8 8The priests did not say, Where is the LORD? And those who handle the law did not know Me. The rulers transgressed against Me. The prophets prophesied by Baal and walked after things that do not profit. READ:JEREMIAH 2:26 26As the thief is ashamed when he is found out, So is the house of Israel ashamed. They and their kings and their princes, and their priests and their prophets.

31 QUESTIONS:ZECHARIAH 11:7-9 WHO WERE THE SHEPHERDS? PRIESTS? SCRIBES? PHARISEES? RULERS? PROPHETS? WHY THE PRIESTS? READ:MALACHI 2:7 7The lips of a priest should keep knowledge And the people should seek the law from his mouth. For He is the messenger of the LORD of hosts. WHY WERE THEY DISMISSED? READ:JEREMIAH 18:18 18They said, Come and let us devise plans against Jeremiah. The law shall not perish from the priest, nor counsel from the wise, nor the word from the prophet. Come and let us attack him with the tongue and let us not give heed to any of his words.

32 QUESTIONS:ZECHARIAH 11:7-9 WHO WERE THE SHEPHERDS? PRIESTS? SCRIBES? PHARISEES? RULERS? PROPHETS? WHY THE SCRIBES AND PHARISEES? READ:LUKE 11: Woe to you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like graves which are not seen and the men who walk over them are not aware of them. 45Then one of the lawyers answered and said to Him, Teacher, by saying these things You reproach us also. 46And He said, Woe to you also, lawyers! For you load men with burdens hard to bear, and you yourselves do not touch the burdens with one of your fingers.

33 QUESTIONS:ZECHARIAH 11:7-9 WHO WERE THE SHEPHERDS? PRIESTS? SCRIBES? PHARISEES? RULERS? PROPHETS? WHY THE RULERS? READ:ACTS 3: You denied the Holy One and the Just, and asked for a murderer to be granted to you, 15And killed the Prince of life, whom God raised from the dead, of which we are witnesses.

34 QUESTIONS:ZECHARIAH 11:7-9 9Then I said, I will not feed you. Let what is dying, die and what is perishing, perish. Let those that are left eat each other's flesh. WHY DID THE LORD QUIT FEEDING THE SHEEP? WHAT HAPPENED TO THEM? READ:JEREMIAH 15:1-3 1The LORD said to me, Even if Moses and Samuel stood before Me, My mind would not be favorable toward this people. Cast them out of My sight and let them go forth. 2It shall be, if they say to you, Where should we go? You shall tell them, Thus says the LORD: Such as are for death, to death; And such as are for the sword, to the sword; And such as are for the famine, to the famine; And such as are for the captivity, to the captivity. 3I will appoint over them four forms of destruction, says the LORD: the sword to slay, the dogs to drag, the birds of the heavens and the beasts of the earth to devour and destroy

35 QUESTIONS:ZECHARIAH 11:7-9 9Then I said, I will not feed you. Let what is dying, die and what is perishing, perish. Let those that are left eat each other's flesh. WHY DID THE LORD QUIT FEEDING THE SHEEP? WHAT HAPPENED TO THEM? READ:JEREMIAH 43:11 11When he comes, he shall strike the land of Egypt and deliver to death those appointed for death and to captivity those appointed for captivity and to the sword those appointed for the sword. READ:EZEKIEL 6:12 12He who is far off shall die by the pestilence. He who is near shall fall by the sword. And he who remains and is besieged shall die by the famine. Thus will I spend My fury upon them.

36 READ:ZECHARIAH 11: I took my staff, Beauty and cut it in two, that I might break the covenant which I had made with all the peoples. 11So it was broken on that day. Thus the poor of the flock, who were watching me, knew that it was the word of the LORD.

37 QUESTIONS:ZECHARIAH 11: I took my staff, Beauty and cut it in two, that I might break the covenant which I had made with all the peoples. 11So it was broken on that day. Thus the poor of the flock, who were watching me, knew that it was the word of the LORD. WHAT DID THE LORD DO WITH HIS STAFF? WHAT DID THIS MEAN? WHO BROKE THE COVENANT? WHAT DID THE POOR OF THE FLOCK KNOW?

38 QUESTIONS:ZECHARIAH 11: I took my staff, Beauty and cut it in two, that I might break the covenant which I had made with all the peoples. WHAT DID THE LORD DO WITH HIS STAFF, BEAUTY? WHAT DID THIS MEAN?WHO BROKE THE COVENANT? READ:ISAIAH 24:5 5The earth is defiled under its inhabitants, Because they have transgressed the laws, Changed the ordinance, Broken the everlasting covenant. READ:JEREMIAH 11:10 10They have turned back to the iniquities of their forefathers who refused to hear My words. They have gone after other gods to serve them. The house of Israel and the house of Judah have broken My covenant which I made with their fathers.

39 QUESTIONS:ZECHARIAH 11: I took my staff, Beauty and cut it in two, that I might break the covenant which I had made with all the peoples. WHAT DID THE LORD DO WITH HIS STAFF, BEAUTY? WHAT DID THIS MEAN?WHO BROKE THE COVENANT? READ:EZEKIEL 16:59 59Thus says the Lord GOD: I will deal with you as you have done, who despised the oath by breaking the covenant. READ:EZEKIEL 44:7 7When you brought in foreigners, uncircumcised in heart and uncircumcised in flesh, to be in My sanctuary to defile it, My house. And when you offered My food, the fat and the blood, Then they broke My covenant because of all your abominations.

40 QUESTIONS:ZECHARIAH 11: I took my staff, Beauty and cut it in two, that I might break the covenant which I had made with all the peoples. WHO BROKE THE COVENANT? READ:LEVITICUS 26:44 44Yet for all that, When they are in the land of their enemies, I will not cast them away, Nor shall I abhor them, to utterly destroy them Or break My covenant with them For I am the LORD their God. READ:JUDGES 2:1 1The Angel of the LORD came up from Gilgal to Bochim and said: I led you up from Egypt And brought you to the land of which I swore to your fathers. And I said, I will never break My covenant with you. READ:JEREMIAH 14:21 21Do not abhor us, for Your name's sake. Do not disgrace the throne of Your glory. Remember, do not break Your covenant with us.

41 QUESTIONS:ZECHARIAH 11: I took my staff, Beauty and cut it in two, that I might break the covenant which I had made with all the peoples. WILL THERE BE ANOTHER COVENANT?WHY? READ:HOSEA 2:18 18In that day I will make a covenant for them With the beasts of the field, With the birds of the air, And with the creeping things of the ground. Bow and sword of battle I will shatter from the earth, to make them lie down safely. READ:EZEKIEL 34:25 25I will make a covenant of peace with them and cause wild beasts to cease from the land. They will dwell safely in the wilderness and sleep in the woods.

42 QUESTIONS:ZECHARIAH 11: So it was broken on that day. Thus the poor of the flock, who were watching me, knew that it was the word of the LORD. WHAT DID THE POOR OF THE FLOCK KNOW?

43 READ:ZECHARIAH 11: Then I said to them, If it is agreeable to you, give me my wages; and if not, refrain. So they weighed out for my wages thirty pieces of silver. 13The LORD said to me, Throw it to the potter: that princely price they set on me. So I took the thirty pieces of silver and threw them into the house of the LORD for the potter.

44 QUESTIONS:ZECHARIAH 11: Then I said to them, If it is agreeable to you, give me my wages; and if not, refrain. So they weighed out for my wages thirty pieces of silver. 13The LORD said to me, Throw it to the potter: that princely price they set on me. So I took the thirty pieces of silver and threw them into the house of the LORD for the potter. WHAT DID THE LORD ASK THEM? WHAT DID THEY GIVE HIM? WHY THIRTY PIECES OF SILVER? WHAT DID THE LORD TELL HIM? WHAT WAS THE POTTER?

45 QUESTIONS:ZECHARIAH 11: Then I said to them, If it is agreeable to you, give me my wages; and if not, refrain. So they weighed out for my wages thirty pieces of silver. WHAT DID THE LORD ASK THEM? READ:GENESIS 31: I have been in your house twenty years. I served you fourteen years for your two daughters, and six years for your flock, and you have changed my wages ten times. 42Unless the God of my father, the God of Abraham and the Fear of Isaac, had been with me, surely now you would have sent me away empty-handed. God has seen my affliction and the labor of my hands and rebuked you last night. READ:ISAIAH 49:4 4I said, I have labored in vain, I have spent my strength for nothing and in vain; Yet surely my just reward is with the LORD, And my work with my God.

46 QUESTIONS:ZECHARIAH 11: Then I said to them, If it is agreeable to you, give me my wages; and if not, refrain. So they weighed out for my wages thirty pieces of silver. WHAT DID THEY GIVE HIM? WHY THIRTY PIECES OF SILVER? READ:MATTHEW 26: Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests 15And said, What are you willing to give me if I deliver Him to you? And they counted out to him thirty pieces of silver. 16 So from that time he sought opportunity to betray Him.

47 QUESTIONS:ZECHARIAH 11: The LORD said to me, Throw it to the potter: that princely price they set on me. So I took the thirty pieces of silver and threw them into the house of the LORD for the potter. WHAT DID THE LORD TELL HIM? WHAT WAS THE PRICE THEY SET ON HIM? WHAT WAS THE POTTER? READ:MATTHEW 27:5-8 5He threw down the pieces of silver in the temple and departed. And he went and hanged himself. 6The chief priests took the silver pieces and said, It is not lawful to put them into the treasury, because they are the price of blood. 7They consulted together and bought with them the potter's field, to bury strangers in. 8That field has been called the Field of Blood to this day.

48 QUESTIONS:ZECHARIAH 11: The LORD said to me, Throw it to the potter: that princely price they set on me. So I took the thirty pieces of silver and threw them into the house of the LORD for the potter. WHAT DID THE LORD TELL HIM? WHAT WAS THE PRICE THEY SET ON HIM? WHAT WAS THE POTTER?POTTER’S FIELD? READ:MATTHEW 27:9-10 9Then was fulfilled what was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying, They took the thirty pieces of silver, the value of Him who was priced, whom they of the children of Israel priced, 10And gave them for the potter's field, as the LORD directed me. WHAT DID JEREMIAH SAY? WHERE WAS THIS POTTER’S FIELD?

49 QUESTIONS:ZECHARIAH 11:10-12 WHAT DID JEREMIAH SAY? WHO IS THE POTTER?WHO IS THE CLAY? READ:JEREMIAH 18:1-6 1The word which came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying: 2Arise and go down to the potter's house. There I will cause you to hear My words. 3I went down to the potter's house. There he was, making something at the wheel. 4The vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter. So he made it again into another vessel, as it seemed good to the potter to make. 5Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying: 6O house of Israel, can I not do with you as this potter? says the LORD. Look, as the clay is in the potter's hand, so are you in My hand, O house of Israel!

50 QUESTIONS:ZECHARIAH 11:10-12 WHAT DID JEREMIAH SAY? WHERE WAS THIS POTTER’S FIELD? READ:JEREMIAH 19:1-3 1Thus says the LORD: Go and get a potter's earthen flask, and take some of the elders of the people and some of the elders of the priests. 2Go out to the Valley of the Son of Hinnom, which is by the entry of the Potsherd Gate; and proclaim there the words that I will tell you, 3And say, Hear the word of the LORD, O kings of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem. Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel: Behold, I will bring such a catastrophe on this place, that whoever hears of it, his ears will tingle.

51 READ:ZECHARIAH 11: Then I cut in two my other staff, Bonds, that I might break the brotherhood between Judah and Israel. 15The LORD said to me, Next, take for yourself the implements of a foolish shepherd. 16For 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.

52 QUESTIONS:ZECHARIAH 11: Then I cut in two my other staff, Bonds, that I might break the brotherhood between Judah and Israel. 15The LORD said to me, Next, take for yourself the implements of a foolish shepherd. 16For 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. WHAT DID THE LORD DO WITH HIS OTHER STAFF?BONDS? WHAT DID THIS SYMBOLIZE? WHAT WAS THE RELATIONSHIP OF JUDAH AND ISRAEL? WHAT DID THE LORD SAY ABOUT THESE STICKS? WHO IS THIS FOOLISH SHEPHERD? WHAT WILL HE DO?

53 QUESTIONS:ZECHARIAH 11:14-16 WHAT WAS THE RELATIONSHIP OF JUDAH AND ISRAEL? READ:ISAIAH 11:12 12He will set up a banner for the nations, And will assemble the outcasts of Israel, And gather together the dispersed of Judah From the four corners of the earth. READ:HOSEA 1:11 11The children of Judah and the children of Israel Shall be gathered together, And appoint for themselves one head. They shall come up out of the land, For great will be the day of Jezreel! READ:JEREMIAH 3:18 18In those days the house of Judah shall walk with the house of Israel. They shall come together out of the land of the north to the land that I have given as an inheritance to your fathers.

54 QUESTIONS:ZECHARIAH 11:14-16 WHAT WAS THE RELATIONSHIP OF JUDAH AND ISRAEL? READ:EZEKIEL 37: Son of man, take a stick for yourself and write on it: For Judah and for the children of Israel, his companions. Then take another stick and write on it, For Joseph, the stick of Ephraim, and for all the house of Israel, his companions. 17Then join them one to another for yourself into one stick, and they will become one in your hand. READ:EZEKIEL 37: Say to them, Thus says the Lord GOD: Surely I will take the stick of Joseph, which is in the hand of Ephraim, and the tribes of Israel, his companions. And I will join them with it, with the stick of Judah, and make them one stick. They will be one in My hand. WHO JOINED THESE TWO NATIONS?WHY?

55 QUESTIONS:ZECHARIAH 11: Then I cut in two my other staff, Bonds, that I might break the brotherhood between Judah and Israel. WHAT DID THE LORD DO WITH HIS OTHER STAFF?BONDS? WHAT WAS THE RELATIONSHIP OF JUDAH AND ISRAEL? WHO JOINED THEM TOGETHER? WHY BREAK THE BONDS BETWEEN THEM?

56 QUESTIONS:ZECHARIAH 11:14-16 WHY BREAK THE BONDS BETWEEN THEM? WHAT WILL THE LORD DO AFTERWARDS? READ:EZEKIEL 37: Then say to them, Thus says the Lord GOD: Surely I will take the children of Israel from among the nations, wherever they have gone. And I will gather them from every side and bring them into their own land. 22 I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel. And one king shall be king over them all. They shall no longer be two nations, nor shall they ever be divided into two kingdoms again. WHAT NATION WILL THE LORD ESTABLISH?

57 QUESTIONS:ZECHARIAH 11: The LORD said to me, Next, take for yourself the implements of a foolish shepherd. 16For 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. WHO IS THIS FOOLISH SHEPHERD? WHO WILL THE LORD RAISE UP? WHAT WILL THIS SHEPHERD DO? WHY CALL HIM A SHEPHERD?

58 QUESTIONS:ZECHARIAH 11:14-16 WHAT ARMIES DID THE LORD RAISE UP AGAINST THEM? THE CHALDEANS READ:HABAKKUK 1:6 6Indeed I am raising up the Chaldeans, A bitter and hasty nation which marches through the breadth of the earth, to possess dwelling places that are not theirs. THE ASSYRIANS READ:AMOS 6:14 14Behold, I will raise up a nation against you, O house of Israel, Says the LORD God of hosts. They will afflict you from the entrance of Hamath to the Valley of the Arabah. THE MEDES READ:ISAIAH 13:17 17Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, Who will not regard silver; And as for gold, they will not delight in it.

59 QUESTIONS:ZECHARIAH 11: 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. WHO WERE THE SHEPHERDS? WHAT DID THEY FAIL TO DO? READ:EZEKIEL 34:3-4 3You eat the fat and clothe yourselves with the wool. You slaughter the fatlings, but you do not feed the flock. 4The weak you have not strengthened, nor have you healed those who were sick, nor bound up the broken, nor brought back what was driven away, nor sought what was lost; but with force and cruelty you have ruled them.

60 QUESTIONS:ZECHARIAH 11: 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. WHO WERE THE SHEPHERDS? HOW WILL THE LORD DEAL WITH THEM? READ:JEREMIAH 23:1-2 1Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of My pasture! says the LORD. 2Therefore thus says the LORD God of Israel against the shepherds who feed My people: You have scattered My flock, driven them away, and not attended to them. Behold, I will attend to you for the evil of your doings, says the LORD.

61 QUESTIONS:ZECHARIAH 11:14-16 WHO WAS ANTIOCHUS EPIPHANES? WHAT DID HE DO? READ:DANIEL 11: Some of those of understanding shall fall, to refine them, purify them, and make them white, until the time of the end; because it is still for the appointed time. 36The king shall do according to his own will. He shall exalt and magnify himself above every god, shall speak blasphemies against the God of gods. And he shall prosper till the wrath has been accomplished; for what has been determined shall be done. 37He shall regard neither the God of his fathers nor the desire of women, nor regard any god. For he shall exalt himself above them all. 38But in their place he shall honor a god of fortresses; and a god which his fathers did not know he shall honor with gold and silver, with precious stones and pleasant things

62 READ:ZECHARIAH 11:17 17Woe 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.

63 QUESTIONS:ZECHARIAH 11:17 17Woe 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. WHO IS THIS WORTHLESS SHEPHERD? READ:DANIEL 9:27 27He shall confirm a covenant with many for one week. But in the middle of the week he shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate, even until the consummation, which is determined, is poured out on the desolate. WHO IS THIS PERSON? ANTIOCHUS EPHIPHANES?POPE?

64 QUESTIONS:ZECHARIAH 11:17 WHAT KIND OF SHEPHERD IS THE HIRELING? READ:JOHN 10: A hireling, he who is not the shepherd, one who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf catches the sheep and scatters them. 13The hireling flees because he is a hireling and does not care about the sheep. WHO IS THE GOOD SHEPHERD?JESUS CHRIST? WHAT WILL HE DO?DIE FOR HIS SHEEP?

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