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Zechariah 13 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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God’s People Cleansed
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“On that day a fountain will be opened for the house of David and for the residents of Jerusalem, to wash away sin and impurity.

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“On that day” ​— ​this is the declaration of the LORD of Armies ​— ​“I will remove the names of the idols from the land, and they will no longer be remembered. I will banish the prophets[fn] and the unclean spirit from the land.

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“If a man still prophesies, his father and his mother who bore him will say to him: You cannot remain alive because you have spoken a lie in the name of the LORD. When he prophesies, his father and his mother who bore him will pierce him through.

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“On that day every prophet will be ashamed of his vision when he prophesies; they will not put on a hairy cloak in order to deceive.

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“He will say: I am not a prophet; I work the land, for a man purchased[fn] me as a servant since my youth.

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“If someone asks him: What are these wounds on your chest?[fn] ​— ​then he will answer: I received the wounds in the house of my friends.

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“Sword, awake against my shepherd,

against the man who is my associate —

this is the declaration of the LORD of Armies.

Strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered;

I will turn my hand against the little ones.

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“In the whole land —

this is the LORD’s declaration —

two-thirds[fn] will be cut off and die,

but a third will be left in it.

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“I will put this third through the fire;

I will refine them as silver is refined

and test them as gold is tested.

They will call on my name,

and I will answer them.

I will say: They are my people,

and they will say: The LORD is our God.”

CSB Footnotes
= false prophets
Or sold
Lit wounds between your hands
Lit two-thirds in it

Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 2017 by Holman Bible Publishers.

Additional information is provided here.

For more information on this translation, see the CSB Preface.

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