1 In that day every place shall be opened to the house of David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem for removal and for separation.
2 And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord of hosts, I will utterly destroy the names of the idols from off the land, and there shall be no longer remembrance of them: and I will cut off the false prophets and the evil spirit from the land.
3 And it shall come to pass, if a man will yet prophesy, that his father and his mother which gave birth to him shall say to him, Thou shalt not live; for thou has spoken lies in the name of the Lord: and his father and his mother who gave him birth shall bind him as he is prophesying.
4 And it shall come to pass in that day, the prophets shall be ashamed every one of his vision when he prophesies; and they shall clothe themselves with a garment of hair, because they have lied.
5 And shall say, I am not a prophet, for I am a tiller of the ground, for a man brought me up from my youth.
6 And I will say to him, What are these wounds between thine hands? and he shall say, with which I was wounded in my beloved house.
7 Awake, O sword, against my shepherds, and against the man my citizen, saith the Lord Almighty: smite the shepherds, and draw out the sheep: and I will bring mine hand upon the little ones.
8 And it shall come to pass, in all the land, saith the Lord, two parts thereof shall be cut off and perish; but the third shall be left therein.
9 And I will bring the third through the fire, and I will try them as silver is tried, and I will prove them as gold is proved: they shall call upon my name, and I will hear them, and say, This is my people: and they shall say, The Lord my God.