Zacarias 13

1 »A fountain for sin and for uncleanness will be opened for the house of David.«

2 Jehovah of Hosts declared: »I will remove the names of the idols from the land! They will no longer be remembered. I will cause the prophets and the unclean spirit to leave the land.

3 »It will happen when any attempt to prophesy, the father and mother who gave birth to him will say to him: You will not live, for you speak lies in the name of Jehovah. They will stab him through when he prophesies.

4 »It will happen! The prophets, each one of them will be ashamed of his vision and his prophesy. They will not wear a hairy mantle to deceive.

5 »He will say I am no prophet! I am a tiller of the ground. I have been made a slave from my youth.

6 »One will ask him: What are these wounds between your arms? He will answer: Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.

7 »Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is my fellow neighborcompanion, said Jehovah of Hosts: Strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered! I will turn my hand upon against the little ones.

8 »It will happen in all the land,« said Jehovah, »two parts will be cut off and die; but the third will be left.

9 »I will bring the third part into the fire. I will refine them, as silver is refined, and I will test them as gold is tested. They will call on my name, and I will hear them. I will say: ‘It is my people!’ They will say: ‘Jehovah is my God!« ’