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Zechariah 11:1-17

1Open your doors, Lebanon,

so that fire may devour your cedars!

2Wail, you juniper, for the cedar has fallen;

the stately trees are ruined!

Wail, oaks of Bashan;

the dense forest has been cut down!

3Listen to the wail of the shepherds;

their rich pastures are destroyed!

Listen to the roar of the lions;

the lush thicket of the Jordan is ruined!

Two Shepherds

4This is what the Lord my God says: “Shepherd the flock marked for slaughter. 5Their buyers slaughter them and go unpunished. Those who sell them say, ‘Praise the Lord, I am rich!’ Their own shepherds do not spare them. 6For I will no longer have pity on the people of the land,” declares the Lord. “I will give everyone into the hands of their neighbors and their king. They will devastate the land, and I will not rescue anyone from their hands.”

7So I shepherded the flock marked for slaughter, particularly the oppressed of the flock. Then I took two staffs and called one Favor and the other Union, and I shepherded the flock. 8In one month I got rid of the three shepherds.

The flock detested me, and I grew weary of them 9and said, “I will not be your shepherd. Let the dying die, and the perishing perish. Let those who are left eat one another’s flesh.”

10Then I took my staff called Favor and broke it, revoking the covenant I had made with all the nations. 11It was revoked on that day, and so the oppressed of the flock who were watching me knew it was the word of the Lord.

12I told them, “If you think it best, give me my pay; but if not, keep it.” So they paid me thirty pieces of silver.

13And the Lord said to me, “Throw it to the potter”—the handsome price at which they valued me! So I took the thirty pieces of silver and threw them to the potter at the house of the Lord.

14Then I broke my second staff called Union, breaking the family bond between Judah and Israel.

15Then the Lord said to me, “Take again the equipment of a foolish shepherd. 16For 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!”

Holy Bible in Gĩkũyũ

Zekaria 11:1-17

111:1 Ezek 31:3; 2Maũ 36:19Wee, Lebanoni-rĩ, hingũra mĩrango yaku,

nĩgeetha mwaki ũcine mĩtarakwa yaku, ũmĩniine!

211:2 Isa 2:13Rĩra, wee mũthithinda, nĩgũkorwo mũtarakwa nĩũgwĩte;

mĩtĩ ĩrĩa mĩrũngarũ nĩmĩanange!

Rĩrai inyuĩ mĩgandi ya Bashani;

nĩgũkorwo mĩtĩ ya mũtitũ ũrĩa mũtumanu nĩĩtemetwo.

311:3 Jer 2:15Ta thikĩrĩriai ũrĩa arĩithi maraarĩra, makĩgirĩkaga:

ũrĩithio wao ũrĩa mũnoru nĩwanangĩtwo!

Ta thikĩrĩriai mũraramo wa mĩrũũthi;

gĩthaka kĩrĩa kĩruru kĩa Jorodani nĩkĩanange!

Arĩithi Eerĩ

4Jehova Ngai wakwa ekuuga ũũ: “Rĩithia rũũru rũrĩa rũtuĩrĩirwo gũthĩnjwo. 511:5 Jer 50:7Arĩa macigũraga nĩo macithĩnjaga na matione wa kũmaherithia. Arĩa maciendagia moigaga atĩrĩ, ‘Jehova arogoocwo, niĩ ndĩ mũtongu!’ Arĩithi ene cio maticiiguagĩra tha. 611:6 Isa 9:19-21; Mik 5:8Nĩgũkorwo ndikaiguĩra andũ a bũrũri ũcio tha rĩngĩ,” ũguo nĩguo Jehova ekuuga. “Nĩnganeana mũndũ o kũrĩ mũndũ wa itũũra rĩake na kũrĩ mũthamaki wake. Nĩmakahinyĩrĩria bũrũri ũcio, na ndikamahonokia kuuma moko-inĩ mao.”

7Nĩ ũndũ ũcio ngĩrĩithia rũũru rũu rwatuĩrĩirwo gũthĩnjwo, na makĩria iria ciahinyĩrĩirio cia rũũru rũu. Ngĩcooka ngĩoya thanju igĩrĩ, rũmwe ngĩrwĩta Ũtugi na rũrĩa rũngĩ ngĩrwĩta Ũiguano, na niĩ ngĩrĩithia rũũru rũu. 811:8 Ezek 14:5Ihinda rĩa mweri ũmwe nĩndeheririe arĩithi acio atatũ.

Naruo rũũru rũgĩĩthũũra mũno, na niĩ ngĩnogio nĩo, 911:9 Isa 9:20; Jer 43:11ngiuga atĩrĩ, “Ndigũcooka gũtuĩka mũrĩithi wanyu. Iria cia gũkua nĩikue, na iria cia gũthira nĩithire. Iria igũtigara-rĩ, nĩirĩane cio nyene.”

1011:10 Thab 89:39Ningĩ ngĩoya rũthanju rwakwa rũrĩa rwetagwo Ũtugi, ngĩruunania icunjĩ igĩrĩ, ngĩtharia kĩrĩkanĩro kĩrĩa ndarĩkanĩire na ndũrĩrĩ ciothe. 11Gĩatharirio o ro mũthenya ũcio, na nĩ ũndũ ũcio arĩa maahinyĩrĩirio a rũũru rũu, arĩa maanjũũthĩrĩirie, makĩmenya atĩ ĩyo yarĩ ndũmĩrĩri ya Jehova.

1211:12 Math 26:15; Kĩam 23:16Ngĩcooka ngĩmeera atĩrĩ, “Mũngĩona nĩ kwagĩrĩire, Heei mũcaara wakwa, na aakorwo ti ũguo-rĩ, ikarai naguo.” Nĩ ũndũ ũcio makĩndĩha mũcaara wa icunjĩ mĩrongo ĩtatũ cia betha.

1311:13 Math 27:9-10; Thaam 21:32Hĩndĩ ĩyo Jehova akĩnjĩĩra atĩrĩ, “Ikĩria mũũmbi wa nyũngũ mbeeca icio”: ĩ thogora ũcio mwega moonire nĩũnjiganĩte! Nĩ ũndũ ũcio ngĩoya icunjĩ icio mĩrongo ĩtatũ cia betha, ngĩciikĩria mũũmbi kũu nyũmba-inĩ ya Jehova.

14Ningĩ ngiunania rũthanju rwakwa rwa keerĩ rũrĩa rwetagwo Ũiguano, ngĩthũkia ũrũmwe gatagatĩ ka Juda na Isiraeli.

15Ningĩ Jehova akĩnjĩĩra atĩrĩ, “Oya o rĩngĩ indo cia mũrĩithi mũkĩĩgu. 16Nĩgũkorwo nĩngwarahũra mũrĩithi bũrũri-inĩ ũyũ, ũrĩa ũtakarũmbũiya ngʼondu iria ciũrĩte, kana acarie tũgondu, kana ohe iria ndiihie, o na kana arĩithie iria ngʼima, we no kũrĩa arĩrĩĩaga nyama cia ngʼondu iria noru, agĩcikũũraga mahũngũ.

1711:17 Jer 23:1; Isa 13:1“Kaĩ mũrĩithi ũcio wa tũhũ,

ũrĩa ũtiganagĩria rũũru, arĩ na haaro-ĩ!

Guoko gwake na riitho rĩake rĩa ũrĩo irotemwo na rũhiũ rwa njora!

Guoko gwake nĩgũkonja biũ,

na riitho rĩake rĩa ũrĩo rĩtuĩke itumumu biũ.”