God’s People Cleansed
1“On that day a fountain #Ps 36:9|NoBook| 68:26Pr 14:27Jr 2:13|NoBook| 17:13 will be opened for the house of David and for the residents of Jerusalem, to wash away sin and impurity. #Zch 3:1-10 2On that day” — this is the declaration of the Lord of Hosts — “I will erase the names of the idols from the land, and they will no longer be remembered. #Ex 17:14Dt 12:3|NoBook| 25:19|NoBook| 29:20|NoBook| 32:26Ps 34:16|NoBook| 109:15 I will remove the prophets # = false prophets and the unclean spirit from the land. 3If a man still prophesies, his father and his mother who bore him will say to him: You cannot remain alive because you have spoken falsely in the name of Yahweh. When he prophesies, his father and his mother who bore him will pierce him through. #Dt 13:5|NoBook| 18:20Jr 14:14-1523:14-1627:15-16Ezk 13:2-4Mc 3:5-6 4On that day every prophet will be ashamed of his vision when he prophesies; they will not put on a hairy cloak #1Kg 19:132Kg 2:8 in order to deceive. 5He will say: I am not a prophet; I work the land, for a man purchased # Or sold me as a servant since my youth. #Am 7:14 6If someone asks him: What are these wounds #1Kg 18:28 on your chest? # Lit wounds between your hands — then he will answer: I received the wounds in the house of my friends.
7Sword, awake against My shepherd,
against the man who is My associate —
this is the declaration of the Lord of Hosts.
Strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered; #Mt 26:31Mk 14:27
I will also turn My hand against the little ones.
8In the whole land —
this is the Lord’s declaration —
two-thirds # Lit two-thirds in it will be cut off and die,
but a third will be left in it.
9I will put this third through the fire;
I will refine them as silver is refined
and test them as gold is tested. #Ps 66:10Pr 17:3Is 48:10Mal 3:3
They will call on My name,
and I will answer them. #Ps 20:9|NoBook| 27:7|NoBook| 86:7|NoBook| 102:2Pr 1:28Is 58:9|NoBook| 65:24Jr 33:3
I will say: They are My people,
and they will say: Yahweh is our God.” #Ex 6:7Lv 26:12Jr 7:23|NoBook| 11:4|NoBook| 24:7|NoBook| 30:22|NoBook| 31:1|NoBook| 32:38Ezk 11:20|NoBook| 14:11|NoBook| 36:28|NoBook| 37:23Zch 8:82Co 6:16Heb 8:10