The Shepherd Struck
"Awake, O sword, against q my shepherd,
against the man who stands next to me,"
declares the Lord of hosts.
r "Strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered;
I will turn my hand against the little ones.
In the whole land, declares the Lord,
two thirds shall be cut off and perish,
s and one third shall be left alive.
And t I will put this third into the fire,
and refine them as one refines silver,
and test them as gold is tested.
u They will call upon my name,
and v I will answer them.
w I will say, 'They are my people';
and they will say, 'The Lord is my God.'"
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
He will tend his flock like a shepherd; he will gather the lambs in his arms; he will carry them in his bosom, and gently lead those that are with young.
Now may the God of peace who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, the great shepherd of the sheep, by the blood of the eternal covenant.
Then Jesus said to them, "You will all fall away because of me this night. For it is written, 'I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.
And Jesus said to them, "You will all fall away, for it is written, 'I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered.
For I will gather all the nations against Jerusalem to battle, and the city shall be taken and the houses plundered and the women raped. Half of the city shall go out into exile, but the rest of the people shall not be cut off from the city.
For you, O God, have tested us; you have tried us as silver is tried.
You let men ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water; yet you have brought us out to a place of abundance.
Behold, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have tried you in the furnace of affliction.
Malachi 3:2 - 3
But who can endure the day of his coming, and who can stand when he appears? For he is like a refiner's fire and like fullers' soap.
1 Peter 1:7
So that the tested genuineness of your faith - more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire - may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
And call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.
I will strengthen the house of Judah, and I will save the house of Joseph. I will bring them back because I have compassion on them, and they shall be as though I had not rejected them, for I am the Lord their God and I will answer them.
And I will bring them to dwell in the midst of Jerusalem. And they shall be my people, and I will be their God, in faithfulness and in righteousness.
That they may walk in my statutes and keep my rules and obey them. And they shall be my people, and I will be their God.