Zechariah 13

1 a“On that day there shall be ba fountain opened for the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, to cleanse them from sin and uncleanness.

Idolatry Cut Off

2“And con that day, declares the  Lord of hosts dI will cut off the names of the idols from the land, so that ethey shall be remembered no more. And also fI will remove from the land the prophets and the spirit of uncleanness. 3And if anyone again prophesies, his father and mother who bore him will say to him, g‘You shall not live, for you speak lies in the name of the  Lord.’ And his father and mother who bore him shall pierce him through when he prophesies.

4“On that day hevery prophet will be ashamed of his vision when he prophesies. He will not put on a hairy cloak in order to deceive, 5but he will say, iI am no prophet, I am a worker of the soil, for a man sold me in my youth.’
Or for the land has been my possession since my youth
6And if one asks him, ‘What are these wounds on your back?’
Or  on your chest; Hebrew  wounds between your hands
he will say, ‘The wounds I received in the house of my friends.’

The Shepherd Struck

7 Awake, O sword, against lmy shepherd,
against the man who stands next to me,”

declares the  Lord of hosts.
mStrike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered;
I will turn my hand against the little ones.
8In the whole land, declares the  Lord,
two thirds shall be cut off and perish,
nand one third shall be left alive.
9And oI will put this third into the fire,
and refine them as one refines silver,
and test them as gold is tested.
pThey will call upon my name,
and qI will answer them.
rI will say, ‘They are my people’;
and they will say, ‘The  Lord is my God.’”
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