Zechariah, CHAPTER 13
Oracles Concerning the End of False Prophecy.
On that day a fountain will be opened for the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, to purify from sin and uncleanness.
On that day―oracle of the LORD of hosts―I will destroy the names of the idols from the land, so that they will be mentioned no more; I will also remove the prophets and the spirit of uncleanness from the land.
If any still prophesy, their father and mother who bore them will say, “You will not live, because you have spoken a lie in the name of the LORD.” Their father and mother who bore them will thrust them through when they prophesy.
On that day, all prophets will be ashamed of the visions they prophesy; and they will not put on the hairy mantle to mislead,
but each will say, “I am not a prophet. I am a tiller of the soil, for I have owned land since my youth.”
And if anyone asks, “What are these wounds on your chest?” each will answer, “I received these wounds in the house of my friends.”
THE SONG OF THE SWORD
Awake, O sword, against my shepherd,
against the one who is my associate
―oracle of the LORD of hosts.
Strike the shepherd
that the sheep may be scattered;
I will turn my hand against the little ones.
In all the land―oracle of the LORD―
two thirds of them will be cut off and perish,
and one third will be left.
I will bring the one third through the fire;
I will refine them as one refines silver,
and I will test them as one tests gold.
They will call upon my name, and I will answer them;
I will say, “They are my people,”
and they will say, “The LORD is my God.”