Zechariah 13 CSB

God's People Cleansed

1 "On that day a fountain will be opened for the house of David and for the residents of Jerusalem, [to wash away] sin and impurity.a

References for Zechariah 13:1

    • a 13:1 - Zch 3:1-10
      2 On that day"-the declaration of the Lord of Hosts-"I will erase the names of the idols from the land, and they will no longer be remembered. I will remove the prophetsb and the unclean spirit from the land.

      References for Zechariah 13:2

        • b 13:2 - false prophets
          3 If a man still prophesies, his father and his mother who bore him will say to him: You cannot remain alive because you have spoken falsely in the name of the Lord. When he prophesies, his father and his mother who bore him will pierce him through.c

          References for Zechariah 13:3

            • c 13:3 - Dt 13:5; 18:20; Jr 14:14
              4 On that day every prophet will be ashamed of his vision when he prophesies; they will not put on a hairy cloakd in order to deceive.

              References for Zechariah 13:4

                • d 13:4 - 1 Kg 19:13,19; 2 Kg 2:8
                  5 He will say: I am not a prophet; I am a tiller of the soil, for a man purchasede me as a servant since my youth.f

                  References for Zechariah 13:5

                      6 If someone asks him: What are these woundsg on your chest?h-then he will answer: The wounds I received in the house of my friends.

                      References for Zechariah 13:6

                        • g 13:6 - 1 Kg 18:28
                        • h 13:6 - Lit wounds between my hands
                          7 Sword, awake against My shepherd, against the man who is My associate- the declaration of the Lord of Hosts. Strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered;i I will also turn My hand against the little ones.

                          References for Zechariah 13:7

                            • i 13:7 - Mt 26:31; Mk 14:27
                              8 In the whole land- the Lord's declaration- two-thirdsj will be cut off and die, but a third will be left in it.

                              References for Zechariah 13:8

                                • j 13:8 - Lit two-thirds in it
                                  9 I will put this third through the fire; I will refine them as silver is refined and test them as gold is tested. They will call on My name, and I will answer them. I will say: They are My people, and they will say: The Lord is our God."