Zechariah 13 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)
Oracles Concerning the End of False Prophecy. 1 On that day a fountain will be opened for the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, to purify from sin and uncleanness.
2 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. 3 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.
4 On that day, all prophets will be ashamed of the visions they prophesy; and they will not put on the hairy mantle to mislead, 5 but each will say, “I am not a prophet. I am a tiller of the soil, for I have owned land since my youth.” 6 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
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;
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,
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.”
New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)
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