1 Open thy doors, O Lebanon, that the fire may devour thy cedars.
2 Howl, fir tree; for the cedar is fallen; because the mighty are spoiled: howl, O ye oaks of Bashan; for the forest of
the vintage is come down.
3 There is a voice of the howling of the shepherds, (the rabbi teachers); for their glory is spoiled (by the Christ):
a voice of the roaring of young lions; for the pride of Jordan is spoiled.
4 Thus saith the Lord my God; Feed the flock of the slaughter (of Jews who become Christians);
5 Whose possessors, (the Jews in 32 AD), slay them, and hold themselves not guilty: and they that sell them say, Blessed
be the Lord; for I am rich: and their own shepherds, (the Pharisees and the Sadducces), pity them not.
6 For I will no more pity the inhabitants of the land (of Israel), saith the Lord: but, lo, I will deliver the men every
one into his neighbour's hand (as Christ's followers are attacked), and into the hand of his king (who shall flog hom): and
they shall smite the land, and out of their hand I will not deliver them, (the Christians).
7 And I will feed the flock of slaughter (to increase their numbers), even you, O poor of the flock (of Christ). And I
took unto me (Elijah and then Jesus), two staves; the one I called Beauty, (The Elijah), and the other I called Bands, (The
Christ); and I fed the flock (in both cses).
8 Three shepherds, (the Pharisees, the Sadducces, and Pontius Pilate), also I cut off in one month; and my soul lothed
them, and their soul also abhorred me.
9 Then said I, I will not feed you (my word any longer: [Jer 31:]): that that dieth, let it die; and that that is to be
cut off, let it be cut off; and let the rest eat every one the flesh of another (as both disappear in the future).
10 And I took my staff, even Beauty, (The Elijah), and cut it asunder, that I might break my (original) covenant which
I had made with all the people: [Jer 31:31-34].
11 And it was broken in that day, (at the crucifixion): and so the poor of the (first Christian) flock that waited upon
me, knew that it, (Truth), was the word of the Lord.
12 And I said unto them, (the Jewish priests), If ye think good (of my son, The Truth), give me my price (which is faith
on his name: [John 1:12]); and if not, forbear. So they weighed for my price thirty pieces of silver.
13 And the Lord said unto me, Cast it unto the potter (for the priest refuse it): a goodly price (for the first born:
[the Fast of the First Born on the first day of Passover]) 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.
14 Then I cut asunder mine other staff, (The Christ), even Bands, that I might break (the covenant), the brotherhood between
Judah and Israel.
15 And the Lord said unto me, Take unto thee yet the instruments of a foolish shepherd.
16 For, lo, I will raise up (The Christ), a shepherd in the land, which shall not visit those (Jews) that be cut off,
neither shall seek the young one (of their children), nor heal (my covenant they brake: [Jer 31:32]) that that is broken,
nor feed (Judaism), that that standeth still: but he, (The Christ), shall eat the flesh of the fat, and tear their claws in
17 Woe to the idol shepherd, (the Rabbi), that leaveth the flock (and goes astray)! the sword shall be upon his arm: [Gen
22:13], and upon his right eye (shall scripture be against him): his arm (of commentary on scripture) shall be clean dried
up (even the Tradition of the Seven Miracles of Elijah), and his right eye shall be utterly darkened (as he fails to compare
the Christ to Elijah).