Zechariah 13
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1On that day a fountain will be opened for the house of David and for the residents of Jerusalem, to wash away sin and impurity.1“On that day a fountain will be opened to the house of David and the people of Jerusalem, to cleanse them from sin and impurity.
2On that day"--this is the declaration of the LORD of Hosts--"I will erase the names of the idols from the land, and they will no longer be remembered. I will remove the prophets and the unclean spirit from the land. 2And on that day, declares the LORD of Hosts, I will erase the names of the idols from the land, and they will no longer be remembered. I will also remove the prophets and the unclean spirit from the land.
3If a man still prophesies, his father and his mother who bore him will say to him: You cannot remain alive because you have spoken falsely in the name of Yahweh. When he prophesies, his father and his mother who bore him will pierce him through.3And if anyone still prophesies, his father and mother who bore him will say to him, ’You shall not remain alive, because you have spoken falsely in the name of the LORD.’ When he prophesies, his father and mother who bore him will pierce him through.
4On that day every prophet will be ashamed of his vision when he prophesies; they will not put on a hairy cloak in order to deceive. 4And on that day every prophet who prophesies will be ashamed of his vision, and he will not put on a hairy cloak in order to deceive.
5He will say: I am not a prophet; I work the land, for a man purchased me as a servant since my youth.5He will say, ’I am not a prophet; I work the land, for I was purchased as a servant in my youth.’
6If someone asks him: What are these wounds on your chest?--then he will answer: I received the wounds in the house of my friends. 6If someone asks him, ’What are these wounds on your chest?’ he will answer, ’These are the wounds I received in the house of my friends.’
7Sword, awake against My shepherd, against the man who is My associate-- this is the declaration of the LORD of Hosts. Strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered; I will also turn My hand against the little ones. 7Awake, O sword, against My Shepherd, against the man who is My Companion, declares the LORD of Hosts. Strike the Shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered, and I will turn My hand against the little ones.
8In the whole land-- this is the LORD's declaration-- two-thirds will be cut off and die, but a third will be left in it. 8And in all the land, declares the LORD, two-thirds will be cut off and perish, but a third will be left in it.
9I will put this third through the fire; I will refine them as silver is refined and test them as gold is tested. They will call on My name, and I will answer them. I will say: They are My people, and they will say: Yahweh is our God." 9This third I will bring through the fire; I will refine them like silver and test them like gold. They will call on My name, and I will answer them. I will say, ’They are My people,’ and they will say, ’The LORD is our God.’”
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Zechariah 12
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