Zechariah 13:3-9 NIV

3 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 lies1 in the LORD's name.' When he prophesies, his own parents will stab him.2

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4 "On that day every prophet will be ashamed3 of his prophetic vision. He will not put on a prophet's garment4 of hair5 in order to deceive.6

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5 He will say, 'I am not a prophet. I am a farmer; the land has been my livelihood since my youth.a '7

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    • a 13:5 - Or "farmer; a man sold me in my youth"
      6 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.'

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        • b 13:6 - Or "wounds between your hands"

          The Shepherd Struck, the Sheep Scattered

          7 "Awake, O sword,8 against my shepherd,9 against the man who is close to me!" declares the LORD Almighty. "Strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered,10 and I will turn my hand against the little ones.

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          8 In the whole land," declares the LORD, "two-thirds will be struck down and perish; yet one-third will be left in it.11

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          9 This third I will bring into the fire;12 I will refine them like silver13 and test them like gold.14 They will call15 on my name16 and I will answer17 them; I will say, 'They are my people,'18 and they will say, 'The LORD is our God.19' "

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