0 SAB Zechariah 13

Let none of you imagine evil in your hearts against his neighbour; and love no false oath. 8:17

Trivia: In Zechariah 3:1, who was standing at the right hand of the angel of the Lord?



Killing the prophets

1 In that day there shall be a fountain opened to the house of David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem for sin and for uncleanness.

2 And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the LORD of hosts, that I will cut off the names of the idols out of the land, and they shall no more be remembered: and also I will cause the prophets and the unclean spirit to pass out of the land.

God says,

In that day, I'll make the prophets and unclean spirits leave the land. [1]

3 And it shall come to pass, that when any shall yet prophesy, then his father and his mother that begat him shall say unto him, Thou shalt not live; for thou speakest lies in the name of the LORD: and his father and his mother that begat him shall thrust him through when he prophesieth.

And when a prophet prophesies, his parents will say to him,

You will die for speaking lies in God's name.

And they will kill him with a sword. [2]

4 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the prophets shall be ashamed every one of his vision, when he hath prophesied; neither shall they wear a rough garment to deceive:

5 But he shall say, I am no prophet, I am an husbandman; for man taught me to keep cattle from my youth.

6 And one shall say unto him, What are these wounds in thine hands? Then he shall answer, Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.

And prophets will be ashamed of their visions.

God will kill two-thirds of the people and burn the rest

7Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is my fellow, saith the LORD of hosts: smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered: and I will turn mine hand upon the little ones.

God says,

I'll tell my sword to wake up and kill the shepherd.

Then I will turn my hand against the little ones.

8 And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the LORD, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein.

I'll kill two-thirds of the people,

but I'll leave one-third alive.

9 And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God.

I'll refine the remaining third by burning them with fire.


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