|Zech 13:1 "In that day a fountain shall be opened for the house of David and for the people of Jerusalem for [cleansing from] sin and impurity.|
|Zech 13:2 ¶ "In that day," declares the LORD of hosts, "I will cut off the names of the idols from the land, and they will no longer be remembered. I will also remove the [false] prophets and the unclean spirit from the land.|
|Zech 13:3 "And if anyone still [appears as a prophet and falsely] prophesies, then his father and his mother who gave birth to him will say to him, 'You shall not live, for you have spoken lies in the name of the LORD'; and his father and his mother who gave birth to him shall pierce him through when he prophesies.|
|Zech 13:4 "And in that day the [false] prophets will each be ashamed of his vision when he prophesies, and they will not wear a hairy robe [of true prophets] in order to deceive,|
|Zech 13:5 but he will [deny his identity and] say, 'I am no prophet. I work the ground, because a man sold me as a slave in my youth.'|
|Zech 13:6 "And one will say to him, 'What are these wounds between your arms?' Then he will answer, 'Those wounds I received in the house of my friends.'|
|Zech 13:7 ¶ "Awake, O sword, against My Shepherd,
And against the Man, My Associate,"
Declares the LORD of hosts.
"Strike the Shepherd so that the sheep [of the flock] may be scattered;
And I will turn My hand and stretch it out against the little ones [of the flock]. [Matt 26:31, 32]
|Zech 13:8 "It will come about in all the land,"
Declares the LORD,
"Two parts in it will be cut off and perish,
But the third will be left alive. [Hos 2:23; Rom 11:5]
|Zech 13:9 "And I will bring the third part through the fire,
Refine them as silver is refined,
And test them as gold is tested.
They will call on My name,
And I will listen and answer them;
I will say, 'They are My people,'
And they will say, 'The LORD is my God.'"