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Zechariah 13 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Cleansing From Sin

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 13:1 - “On that day a fountain will be opened to the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, to cleanse them from sin and impurity.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 13:2 - “On that day, I will banish the names of the idols from the land, and they will be remembered no more,” declares the LORD Almighty. “I will remove both the prophets and the spirit of impurity from the land.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 13:3 - And if anyone still prophesies, their father and mother, to whom they were born, will say to them, ‘You must die, because you have told lies in the LORD’s name.’ Then their own parents will stab the one who prophesies.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 13:4 - “On that day every prophet will be ashamed of their prophetic vision. They will not put on a prophet’s garment of hair in order to deceive.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 13:5 - Each will say, ‘I am not a prophet. I am a farmer; the land has been my livelihood since my youth.[fn]

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 13:6 - If someone asks, ‘What are these wounds on your body[fn]?’ they will answer, ‘The wounds I was given at the house of my friends.’

The Shepherd Struck, the Sheep Scattered

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 13:7 - “Awake, sword, against my shepherd, against the man who is close to me!” declares the LORD Almighty. “Strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered, and I will turn my hand against the little ones.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 13:8 - In the whole land,” declares the LORD, “two-thirds will be struck down and perish; yet one-third will be left in it.

Unchecked Copy BoxZec 13:9 - This third I will put into the fire; I will refine them like silver and test them like gold. 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.’ ”
NIV Footnotes
Or farmer; a man sold me in my youth
Or wounds between your hands
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