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G. Campbell Morgan's Exposition on the Whole Bible
Zechariah 11

 

 

Verses 1-17

The last movement of the message described the rejection of the King.

The prophet first foretold the coming of judgment under the figure of the Roman fire devouring the people and spoiling the glory of the false shepherds.

The reason for this judgment was the rejection of the anointed King. This King is portrayed as having two staves, one called Beauty, which signified grace, and the other, Bands, which signified union. This true Shepherd rejected the false, and then was Himself rejected of the people. It is noticeable that the prophet spoke of that rejection from the standpoint of divine interference. Beauty was cut asunder, the price being thirty pieces of silver, and the result was the breaking. asunder of Bands. The result of this rejection of the true Shepherd would be the restoration of the false, and the consequent diction of the people.

The last note of this message pronounced woe on the worthless shepherds. Thus the prophet foresaw the Roman victory over the chosen people following their abandonment of their true King.

 


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Morgan, G. Campbell. "Commentary on Zechariah 11:4". "G. Campbell Morgan Exposition on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gcm/zechariah-11.html. 1857-84.

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Sunday, December 15th, 2019
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