Zechariah 13 ©
A prophecy of the forgiveness and washing away of sins by Christ, v. 1. Of the extirpation of the idolatrous worship and false doctrine, 2. Of the suffering and death of Christ, 7. Of the destruction of the wicked and salvation of the elect, after they have been tried and refined by the cross, 8, etc.
IN 1that day there shall be 2a fountain 3opened 4to the house of David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem 5for sin and for 6uncleanness.
¶And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the LORD of hosts, that I will cut off 7the names of the 8idols out of the land, and they shall no more be remembered: and also I will cause 9the prophets and 10the unclean spirit 11to pass out of the land.
And it shall come to pass, that when any shall 12yet prophesy, 13then his father and his mother that begat him shall say unto him, 14Thou shalt not live; for thou speakest lies in the name of the LORD: and his father and his mother that begat him 15shall thrust him through when he 16prophesieth.
And it shall come to pass in that day, that 17the prophets shall be 18ashamed every one of 19his vision, when he hath prophesied; neither shall they wear 20a rough garment to deceive:
But 21he shall say, I am no prophet, 22I am an husbandman; for 23man taught me to keep cattle from my youth.
And one shall say unto him, 24What are these wounds in thine hands? Then he shall answer, Those with which I was wounded in the house 25of my friends.
¶ 26Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the 27man that is my fellow, saith the LORD of hosts: smitea the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered: and I will 28turn mine hand upon 29the little ones.
And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the LORD, 30two parts therein shall be cut off and 31die; but 32the third shall be left therein.
And I will bring 33the third part 34through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them asb gold is tried: 35theyc shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, Itdis my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God.