"On that day, I will banish the names of the idols1 from the land, and they will be remembered no more,"2 declares the LORD Almighty. "I will remove both the prophets3 and the spirit of impurity from the land.
And if anyone still prophesies, his father and mother, to whom he was born, will say to him, 'You must die, because you have told lies4 in the LORD's name.' When he prophesies, his own parents will stab him.54
"On that day every prophet will be ashamed6 of his prophetic vision. He will not put on a prophet's garment7 of hair8 in order to deceive.95
He will say, 'I am not a prophet. I am a farmer; the land has been my livelihood since my youth.a '106
If someone asks him, 'What are these wounds on your bodyb ?' he will answer, 'The wounds I was given at the house of my friends.'
"Awake, O sword,11 against my shepherd,12 against the man who is close to me!" declares the LORD Almighty. "Strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered,13 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.149
This third I will bring into the fire;15 I will refine them like silver16 and test them like gold.17 They will call18 on my name19 and I will answer20 them; I will say, 'They are my people,'21 and they will say, 'The LORD is our God.22' "