"Awake, O sword,1 against my shepherd,2 against the man who is close to me!" declares the LORD Almighty. "Strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered,3 and I will turn my hand against the little ones.
In the whole land," declares the LORD, "two-thirds will be struck down and perish; yet one-third will be left in it.49
This third I will bring into the fire;5 I will refine them like silver6 and test them like gold.7 They will call8 on my name9 and I will answer10 them; I will say, 'They are my people,'11 and they will say, 'The LORD is our God.12' "