Zechariah 13

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1 In that day there shall be a spring opened to the house of David and to those dwelling·​·in Jerusalem for sin and for impurity*.

2 And it shall be in that day, says Jehovah of Armies, that I will cut·​·off the names of the idols out·​·of the land, and they shall not be remembered any·​·more; and also I will cause the prophets and the spirit of uncleanness to pass out·​·of the land.

3 And it shall be, when a man shall yet prophesy, that his father and his mother who begot him shall say to him, Thou shalt not live, for thou speakest falsity in the name of Jehovah; and his father and his mother who begot him shall thrust· him ·through when he prophesies.

4 And it shall be in that day, that the prophets shall be·​·ashamed every man of his vision, when he has prophesied; and they shall not be clothed with a mantle of hair in·​·order·​·to deceive.

5 But he shall say, I am not a prophet. I am a man who tills the ground, for man sold me from my youth.

6 And one shall say to him, What are these wounds in thy hands? And he shall say, Those with which I was wounded in the house of my love.

7 Stir·​·up, O sword, against My Shepherd, and against the Mighty·​·Man who is My Fellow, says Jehovah of Armies. Smite the Shepherd, and the flock shall be scattered; and I will return My hand upon the little·​·ones.

8 And it shall be, that in all the land, says Jehovah, two parts* in it shall be cut·​·off and expire, but the third shall remain in it.

9 And I will bring the third part* into the fire, and will refine them as the silver is refined, and will test them as the gold is tested; he shall call on My name, and I will answer him; I will say, This is My people; and he shall say, Jehovah is my God.


Thanks to the Kempton Project for the permission to use this New Church translation of the Word.