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1In Yom HaHu there shall be a makor (fountain [see Tehillim 36:10 (9)]) opened to the Bais Dovid and to the inhabitants of Yerushalayim for sin and for niddah (impurity, i.e., used figuratively but refers especially to untouchability of women during menstruation and other kinds of uncleanness). 2And in Yom HaHu it shall come to pass, saith Hashem Tzva'os, that I will cut off the shmot (names) of the atzabim (idols) out of ha'aretz, and they shall no more be remembered; and also I will cause the nevi'im and the ruach hatum'ah (unclean spirit) to pass from ha'aretz. 3And it shall come to pass, that if any shall still prophesy, then his av and his em that bore him shall say unto him, Thou shalt not live; for thou speakest sheker b'Shem Hashem; and his av and his em that bore him shall thrust him through [dakar, 12:10] when he prophesieth. 4And in Yom HaHu it shall come to pass, that the nevi'im shall be ashamed, every one of his chizzayon (vision, revelation), when he hath prophesied; neither shall they wear an adderet se'ar (garment of hair, hairy mantle) to deceive; 5But he shall say, I am no navi, I am an ish oved adamah (a man who works the soil); for land I owned from my youth. 6And if one shall say unto him, What are these makkot (strokes, marks of strokes, scars, wounds) between thine hands? Then he shall answer, Those with which I was wounded in the bais of my friends. 7Awake, O Cherev (sword), against My Ro'eh (shepherd, i.e. Moshiach, see Isa 40:11; Ezek 34:23,24; 37:24), against the Gever (man) that is My Amit (fellow, intimate companion, associate), saith Hashem Tzva'os; strike the Ro'eh (shepherd), and the Tzon (sheep, flock) shall be scattered; and I will turn Mine hand upon the tzo'arim (little ones; see Zech 11:7; see Mt 26:31,56) 8And it shall come to pass, that in kol ha'aretz, saith Hashem, two-thirds therein shall be cut off and die; but one-third shall remain therein. 9And I will bring the onethird through the eish, and will refine them as kesef is refined, and will test them as zahav is tested; they shall call biShmi (on My Name), and I will hear them; I will say, This is My people; and they shall say, Hashem is Elohai.