Zechariah 13 ©

1 The fountain of purification for Jerusalem. 2 The eradication of idolatry and false prophecy. 7 The death of Christ, and the saving of a third part after a severe trial.


IN that aday there shall be a bfountain opened to the house of David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem for sin and for 1uncleanness.


¶And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the LORD of hosts, that I will ccut off the names of the idols out of the land, and they shall no more be remembered: and also I will cause the dprophets and the unclean spirit to pass out of the land.


And it shall come to pass, that when any shall yet eprophesy, then his father and his mother that begat him shall say unto him, Thou shalt not live; for thou speakest lies in the name of the LORD: fand his father and his mother that begat him shall thrust him through when he prophesieth.


And it shall come to pass in that day, that the prophets gshall be ashamed every one of his vision, when he hath prophesied; neither shall they wear 2a rough garment 3to deceive:


But he shall say, hI am no prophet, I am an *husbandman; for man taught me to keep cattle from my youth.


And one shall say unto him, What are ithese wounds in thine hands? Then he shall answer, Those with which I was jwounded in the house of my friends.


kAwake, O sword, against lmy shepherd, and against the man that is mmy fellow, saith the LORD of hosts: nsmite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered: and I will turn mine hand upon othe little ones.


And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the LORD, ptwo parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the qthird shall be left therein.


rAnd I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will stry them as gold is tried: tthey shall call on my name, and I will hear them: uI will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God.