Zechariah 13 (Common English Bible)

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1 On that day, a fountain will open to cleansea the sin and impurity of David's house and the inhabitants of Jerusalem. 2 On that day, says the LORD of heavenly forces, I will eliminate the names of the idols from the land; they will no longer be remembered. Moreover, I will remove the prophets and the sinful spirit from the land. 3 If anyone again prophesies, then that person's birth father and mother will say, "You won't live, for you have told a lie in the name of the LORD." That person's own birth father and mother will stab him when he prophesies. 4 On that day each of the prophets will be ashamed of his vision when he prophesies and won't put on a shaggy coat in order to deceive. 5 Each will say, "I'm not a prophet. I'm a man who works the ground, for the soil has been my occupation since I was young." 6 Someone will say to him, "What are these wounds between your hands?" And he will say, "These happened when I was hit in my friends' home." 7 Sword, arise against my shepherd, against the man responsible forb my community, says the LORD of heavenly forces! Strike the shepherd in order to scatter the flock! I will turn my hand against the little ones. 8 Throughout all the land, says the LORD, two-thirds will be cut off and die; but one-third will be left in it. 9 I will put the third part into the fire. I will refine them like one refines silver; I will test them like one tests gold. They will call on my name, and I will respond to them. I will say, "They are my people." And they will say, "The LORD is our God."
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