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Zechariah 11:13 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And Jehovah said unto me, Cast it unto the potter, the goodly price that I was prized at by them. And I took the thirty [pieces] of silver, and cast them unto the potter, in the house of Jehovah.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— 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.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Then the LORD said to me, “Throw it to the potter, [that] magnificent price at which I was valued by them.” So I took the thirty [shekels] of silver and threw them to the potter in the house of the LORD.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And the LORD said to me, Cast it to the potter: a goodly price that I was prized at by them. And I took the thirty [pieces] of silver, and cast them to the potter in the house of the LORD.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And Jehovah said unto me, Cast it unto the potter: a goodly price that I was prized at by them. And I took the thirty silver-pieces, and cast them to the potter in the house of Jehovah.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Then said Yahweh unto me, Cast it into the treasury, the magnificent price at which I had been valued by them! So I took the thirty pieces of silver, and cast them, in the house of Yahweh, into the treasury.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And Jehovah saith unto me, 'Cast it unto the potter;' the goodly price that I have been prized at by them, and I take the thirty silverlings, and cast them [to] the house of Jehovah, unto the potter.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And the Lord said to me: Cast it to the statuary, a handsome price, that I was prized at by them. And I took the thirty pieces of silver, and I cast them into the house of the Lord to the statuary.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And the LORD said vnto mee, Cast it vnto the potter: a goodly price, that I was prised at of them. And I tooke the thirtie [pieces] of siluer, and cast them to the potter in the house of the LORD.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And the Lord said to me, Drop them into the furnace, and I will see if it is good [metal], as I was proved for their sakes. And I took the thirty pieces of silver, and cast them into the furnace in the house of the Lord.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And Yahweh 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 Yahweh.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And Yhw יָהוֶה 3068
{3068} Prime
יְהֹוָה
Y@hovah
{yeh-ho-vaw'}
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
said 559
{0559} Prime
אָמַר
'amar
{aw-mar'}
A primitive root; to say (used with great latitude).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
unto x413
(0413) Complement
אֵל
'el
{ale}
(Used only in the shortened constructive form (the second form)); a primitive particle, properly denoting motion towards, but occasionally used of a quiescent position, that is, near, with or among; often in general, to.
me, Cast 7993
{7993} Prime
שָׁלַךְ
shalak
{shaw-lak'}
A primitive root; to throw out, down or away (literally or figuratively).
z8685
<8685> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 731
it unto x413
(0413) Complement
אֵל
'el
{ale}
(Used only in the shortened constructive form (the second form)); a primitive particle, properly denoting motion towards, but occasionally used of a quiescent position, that is, near, with or among; often in general, to.
the potter: 3335
{3335} Prime
יָצַר
yatsar
{yaw-tsar'}
probably identical with H3334 (through the squeezing into shape); (compare H3331); to mould into a form; especially as a potter; figuratively to determine (that is, form a resolution).
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
a goodly 145
{0145} Prime
אֶדֶר
'eder
{eh'-der}
From H0142; amplitude, that is, (concretely) a mantle; also (figuratively) splendor.
price 3366
{3366} Prime
יְקָר
y@qar
{yek-awr'}
From H3365; value, that is, (concretely) wealth; abstractly costliness, dignity.
that x834
(0834) Complement
אֲשֶׁר
'asher
{ash-er'}
A primitive relative pronoun (of every gender and number); who, which, what, that; also (as adverb and conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc.
I was prised at 3365
{3365} Prime
יָקַר
yaqar
{yaw-kar'}
A primitive root; properly apparently to be heavy, that is, (figuratively) valuable; causatively to make rare (figuratively to inhibit).
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
of x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
x5921
(5921) Complement
עַל
`al
{al}
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
them. And I took 3947
{3947} Prime
לָקַח
laqach
{law-kakh'}
A primitive root; to take (in the widest variety of applications).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
the thirty 7970
{7970} Prime
שְׁלוֹשִׁים
sh@lowshiym
{shel-o-sheem'}
Multiple of H7969; thirty; or (ordinal) thirtieth.
[pieces] of silver, 3701
{3701} Prime
כֶּסֶף
keceph
{keh'-sef}
From H3700; silver (from its pale color); by implication money.
and cast 7993
{7993} Prime
שָׁלַךְ
shalak
{shaw-lak'}
A primitive root; to throw out, down or away (literally or figuratively).
z8686
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
them to x413
(0413) Complement
אֵל
'el
{ale}
(Used only in the shortened constructive form (the second form)); a primitive particle, properly denoting motion towards, but occasionally used of a quiescent position, that is, near, with or among; often in general, to.
the potter 3335
{3335} Prime
יָצַר
yatsar
{yaw-tsar'}
probably identical with H3334 (through the squeezing into shape); (compare H3331); to mould into a form; especially as a potter; figuratively to determine (that is, form a resolution).
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
in the house 1004
{1004} Prime
בַּיִת
bayith
{bah'-yith}
Probably from H1129 abbreviated; a house (in the greatest variation of applications, especially family, etc.).
of Yhw יָהוֶה. 3068
{3068} Prime
יְהֹוָה
Y@hovah
{yeh-ho-vaw'}
From H1961; (the) self Existent or eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Zechariah 11:13

_ _ Cast it unto the potter — proverbial: Throw it to the temple potter, the most suitable person to whom to cast the despicable sum, plying his trade as he did in the polluted valley (2 Kings 23:10) of Hinnom, because it furnished him with the most suitable clay. This same valley, and the potter’s shop, were made the scene of symbolic actions by Jeremiah (Jeremiah 18:1-19:15) when prophesying of this very period of Jewish history. Zechariah connects his prophecy here with the older one of Jeremiah: showing the further application of the same divine threat against his unfaithful people in their destruction under Rome, as before in that under Nebuchadnezzar. Hence Matthew 27:9, in English Version, and in the oldest authorities, quotes Zechariah’s words as Jeremiah’s, the latter being the original author from whom Zechariah derived the groundwork of the prophecy. Compare the parallel case of Mark 1:2, Mark 1:3 in the oldest manuscripts (though not in English Version), quoting Malachi’s words as those of “Isaiah,” the original source of the prophecy. Compare my Introduction to Zechariah. The “potter” is significant of God’s absolute power over the clay framed by His own hands (Isaiah 45:9; Jeremiah 18:6; Romans 9:20, Romans 9:21).

_ _ in the house of the Lord — The thirty pieces are thrown down in the temple, as the house of Jehovah, the fit place for the money of Jehovah-Messiah being deposited, in the treasury, and the very place accordingly where Judas “cast them down.” The thirty pieces were cast “to the potter,” because it was to him they were “appointed by the Lord” ultimately to go, as a worthless price (compare Matthew 27:6, Matthew 27:7, Matthew 27:10). For “I took,” “I threw,” here Matthew has “they took,” “they gave them”; because their (the Jews’ and Judas’) act was all Hisappointment” (which Matthew also expresses), and therefore is here attributed to Him (compare Acts 2:23; Acts 4:28). It is curious that some old translators translate, for “to the potter,” “to the treasury” (so Maurer), agreeing with Matthew 27:6. But English Version agrees better with Hebrew and Matthew 27:10.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Zechariah 11:4-14.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Zechariah 11:13

The Lord — God the Father. Cast it — As being so little, it would hardly purchase any thing but what was the cheapest among them. A goodly price — God upbraids the shepherds of his people, who prized the great Shepherd no higher. Cast them to the potter — Or rather, cast them into the house of the Lord for the potter; all which the Jewish rulers acted over.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Zechariah 11:13

And the LORD said to me, Cast it to the (q) potter: a glorious price that I was valued at by them. And I took the thirty [pieces] of silver, and cast them to the potter in the house of the LORD.

(q) Showing that it was too little to pay his wages with, which could hardly suffice to make a few tiles to cover the temple.

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Cast:

Isaiah 54:7-10 For a small moment have I forsaken thee; but with great mercies will I gather thee. ... For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the LORD that hath mercy on thee.
Matthew 27:3-10 Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, ... And gave them for the potter's field, as the Lord appointed me.
Matthew 27:12 And when he was accused of the chief priests and elders, he answered nothing.
Acts 1:18-19 Now this man purchased a field with the reward of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out. ... And it was known unto all the dwellers at Jerusalem; insomuch as that field is called in their proper tongue, Aceldama, that is to say, The field of blood.

a goodly:

Isaiah 53:2-3 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, [there is] no beauty that we should desire him. ... He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were [our] faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
Acts 4:11 This is the stone which was set at nought of you builders, which is become the head of the corner.
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Is 53:2; 54:7. Mt 27:3, 12. Ac 1:18; 4:11.

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How come in the Jewish Study Bible it is translated
" Deposit it in the treasury " as opposed to " cast it
unto the potter "
- Bruce W (11/9/2017 9:35:58 PM) [qBible.com]
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