1 " 'On that day a well will be opened for the house of David and for the inhabitants of Jerusalem, {to cleanse them from sin and from impurity}.

References for Zechariah 13:1

    • a 13:1 - Literally "for sin and for impurity"
      2 {And then}, on that day,' {declares} Yahweh of hosts, 'I will cut off the names of the idols from the land, and they will no longer be remembered; and also the prophets and the spirit of uncleanness I will banish from the land.

      References for Zechariah 13:2

        • b 13:2 - Literally "And it will happen"
        • c 13:2 - Literally "declaration of"
          3 {And then}, if anyone prophesies again, his father and his mother who bore him will say to him, "You shall not live, because you have spoken a lie in the name of Yahweh!" And his father and his mother who bore him will pierce him through when he prophesies.

          References for Zechariah 13:3

            • d 13:3 - Literally "And it will happen"
              4 {And then} on that day, each of the prophets will be ashamed because of his vision when he was prophesying, and they will not put on a cloak of hair in order to deceive,

              References for Zechariah 13:4

                • e 13:4 - Literally "And it will happen"
                  5 but he will say, "I [am] not a prophet; I am a tiller of the soil, for a man has acquired me since my youth."

                  References for Zechariah 13:5

                    • f 13:5 - Other translations read "for the land has been my possession since my youth"
                      6 And someone shall say to him, "What [are] these wounds {between your arms}?" and he will say, "Those I have received [in] the house of [the ones who] love me." '"

                      References for Zechariah 13:6

                        • g 13:6 - Hebrew "he"
                        • h 13:6 - Literally "between your hands"; that is, on the chest or on the back
                        • i 13:6 - Hebrew "have been struck"

                          The Sword Shall Strike the Shepherd

                          7 "O sword, awake against my shepherd, against [the] man [who is] my associate," {declares} Yahweh of hosts. "Strike the shepherd, so that the sheep may be scattered, and I will turn my hand against the small [ones].

                          References for Zechariah 13:7

                            • j 13:7 - Literally "declaration of"
                            • k 13:7 - Or "flock"; the Hebrew term refers collectively to both sheep and goats (small livestock animals)
                              8 {And then} in all the land," {declares} Yahweh, "{two thirds} will be cut off and perish, and one third will be left alive in it.

                              References for Zechariah 13:8

                                • l 13:8 - Literally "And it will happen"
                                • m 13:8 - Literally "declaration of"
                                • n 13:8 - Literally "a mouth of two"
                                • o 13:8 - Hebrew "left over"
                                  9 And I will bring the [remaining] third into the fire, and I will refine them like [one] refines silver, and I will test them like [one] tests gold. They will call my name, and I will answer them. I will say, 'They are my people,' and they will say, 'Yahweh [is] my God.'"

                                  References for Zechariah 13:9

                                    • p 13:9 - Hebrew "He"
                                    • q 13:9 - Hebrew "him"
                                    • r 13:9 - Hebrew "He"
                                    • s 13:9 - Hebrew "he"