Zechariah 13:4-9 NIV

4 "On that day every prophet will be ashamed1 of his prophetic vision. He will not put on a prophet's garment2 of hair3 in order to deceive.4

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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 '5

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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,6 against my shepherd,7 against the man who is close to me!" declares the LORD Almighty. "Strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered,8 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.9

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          9 This third I will bring into the fire;10 I will refine them like silver11 and test them like gold.12 They will call13 on my name14 and I will answer15 them; I will say, 'They are my people,'16 and they will say, 'The LORD is our God.17' "

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