New American Bible (Revised Edition)
The Song of the Sword
7 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;[a](A)
I will turn my hand against the little ones.
8 In all the land—oracle of the Lord—
two thirds of them will be cut off and perish,
and one third will be left.
9 I will bring the one third through the fire;
I will refine them as one refines silver,(B)
and I will test them as one tests gold.
They will call upon my name, and I will answer them;(C)
I will say, “They are my people,”(D)
and they will say, “The Lord is my God.”