Zechariah 13

Him Whom They Have Pierced

1 "In that a day b a fountain shall be opened for the house of David and for the inhabitants of Jerusalem, for sin and for c uncleanness.

Idolatry Cut Off

2 "It shall be in that day," says the LORD of hosts, "that I will d cut off the names of the idols from the land, and they shall no longer be remembered. I will also cause e the prophets and the unclean spirit to depart from the land. 3 "It shall come to pass that if anyone still prophesies, then his father and mother who begot him will say to him, 'You shall f not live, because you have spoken lies in the name of the LORD.' And his father and mother who begot him g shall thrust him through when he prophesies.

4 "And it shall be in that day that h every prophet will be ashamed of his vision when he prophesies; they will not wear i a robe of coarse hair to deceive. 5 j "But he will say, 'I am no prophet, I am a farmer; for a man taught me to keep cattle from my youth.' 6 "And one will say to him, 'What are these wounds between your 1 arms?' Then he will answer, 'Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.'

The Shepherd Struck

7 "Awake, O sword, against k My Shepherd,
Against the Man l who is My Companion,"
Says the LORD of hosts.
m "Strike the Shepherd,
And the sheep will be scattered;
Then I will turn My hand against n the little ones.
8 And it shall come to pass in all the land,"
Says the LORD,
"That o two-thirds in it shall be cut off and die,
p But one-third shall be left in it:
9 I will bring the one-third q through the fire,
Will r refine them as silver is refined,
And test them as gold is tested.
s They will call on My name,
And I will answer them.
t I will say, 'This is My people';
And each one will say, 'The LORD is my God.' "

  1. Cross References
    Acts 10:43
    "To Him all the prophets witness that, through His name, whoever believes in Him will receive remission of sins."
    Revelation 21:6
    And He said to me, "It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. I will give of the fountain of the water of life freely to him who thirsts.
    Revelation 21:7
    He who overcomes shall inherit all things, and I will be his God and he shall be My son.
  2. Cross References
    Psalms 36:9
    For with You is the fountain of life; In Your light we see light.
    Hebrews 9:14
    How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
    1 John 1:7
    But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.
  3. Cross References
    Numbers 19:17
    And for an unclean person they shall take some of the ashes of the heifer burnt for purification from sin, and running water shall be put on them in a vessel.
    Isaiah 4:4
    When the Lord has washed away the filth of the daughters of Zion, and purged the blood of Jerusalem from her midst, by the spirit of judgment and by the spirit of burning.
    Ezekiel 36:25
    Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols.
  4. Cross References
    Exodus 23:13
    And in all that I have said to you, be circumspect and make no mention of the name of other gods, nor let it be heard from your mouth.
    Hosea 2:17
    For I will take from her mouth the names of the Baals, And they shall be remembered by their name no more.
  5. Cross References
    Jeremiah 23:14
    Also I have seen a horrible thing in the prophets of Jerusalem: They commit adultery and walk in lies; They also strengthen the hands of evildoers, So that no one turns back from his wickedness. All of them are like Sodom to Me, And her inhabitants like Gomorrah.
    Jeremiah 23:15
    "Therefore thus says the LORD of hosts concerning the prophets: 'Behold, I will feed them with wormwood, And make them drink the water of gall; For from the prophets of Jerusalem Profaneness has gone out into all the land.'"
    2 Peter 2:1
    But there were also false prophets among the people, even as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Lord who bought them, and bring on themselves swift destruction.
  6. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 18:20
    'But the prophet who presumes to speak a word in My name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or who speaks in the name of other gods, that prophet shall die.'
    Ezekiel 14:9
    And if the prophet is induced to speak anything, I the LORD have induced that prophet, and I will stretch out My hand against him and destroy him from among My people Israel.
  7. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 13:6 - 11
    If your brother, the son of your mother, your son or your daughter, the wife of your bosom, or your friend who is as your own soul, secretly entices you, saying, 'Let us go and serve other gods,' which you have not known, neither you nor your fathers.
    Matthew 10:37
    He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me.
  8. Cross References
    Jeremiah 6:15
    Were they ashamed when they had committed abomination? No! They were not at all ashamed; Nor did they know how to blush. Therefore they shall fall among those who fall; At the time I punish them, They shall be cast down," says the LORD.
    Jeremiah 8:9
    The wise men are ashamed, They are dismayed and taken. Behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD; So what wisdom do they have?
    Micah 3:6
    Therefore you shall have night without vision, And you shall have darkness without divination; The sun shall go down on the prophets, And the day shall be dark for them.
    Micah 3:7
    So the seers shall be ashamed, And the diviners abashed; Indeed they shall all cover their lips; For there is no answer from God.
  9. Cross References
    2 Kings 1:8
    So they answered him, "A hairy man wearing a leather belt around his waist." And he said, "It is Elijah the Tishbite.
    Isaiah 20:2
    At the same time the LORD spoke by Isaiah the son of Amoz, saying, "Go, and remove the sackcloth from your body, and take your sandals off your feet." And he did so, walking naked and barefoot.
    Matthew 3:4
    Now John himself was clothed in camel's hair, with a leather belt around his waist; and his food was locusts and wild honey.
  10. Cross References
    Amos 7:14
    Then Amos answered, and said to Amaziah: "I was no prophet, Nor was I a son of a prophet, But I was a sheepbreeder And a tender of sycamore fruit.
  11. Cross References
    Isaiah 40:11
    He will feed His flock like a shepherd; He will...
    Ezekiel 34:23
    I will establish one shepherd over them, and he...
    Ezekiel 34:24
    And I, the LORD, will be their God, and My serv...
    Ezekiel 37:24
    David My servant shall be king over them, and t...
    Micah 5:2
    "But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Though you are l...
    Micah 5:4
    And He shall stand and feed His flock In the st...
  12. Cross References
    John 10:30
    "I and My Father are one."
  13. Cross References
    Matthew 26:31
    Then Jesus said to them, "All of you will be ma...
    Matthew 26:56
    But all this was done that the Scriptures of th...
    Matthew 26:67
    Then they spat in His face and beat Him; and ot...
    Mark 14:27
    Then Jesus said to them, "All of you will be ma...
    1 Peter 5:4
    And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will r...
    Revelation 7:16
    They shall neither hunger anymore nor thirst an...
    Revelation 7:17
    "for the Lamb who is in the midst of the throne...
  14. Cross References
    Luke 12:32
    Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
  15. Cross References
    Isaiah 6:13
    But yet a tenth will be in it, And will return and be for consuming, As a terebinth tree or as an oak, Whose stump remains when it is cut down. So the holy seed shall be its stump.
    Ezekiel 5:2
    You shall burn with fire one-third in the midst of the city, when the days of the siege are finished; then you shall take one-third and strike around it with the sword, and one-third you shall scatter in the wind: I will draw out a sword after them.
    Ezekiel 5:4
    Then take some of them again and throw them into the midst of the fire, and burn them in the fire. From there a fire will go out into all the house of Israel.
    Ezekiel 5:12
    One-third of you shall die of the pestilence, and be consumed with famine in your midst; and one-third shall fall by the sword all around you; and I will scatter another third to all the winds, and I will draw out a sword after them.
  16. Cross References
    Romans 11:5
    Even so then, at this present time there is a remnant according to the election of grace.
  17. Cross References
    Isaiah 48:10
    Behold, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have tested you in the furnace of affliction.
    Ezekiel 20:38
    I will purge the rebels from among you, and those who transgress against Me; I will bring them out of the country where they dwell, but they shall not enter the land of Israel. Then you will know that I am the LORD.
    Malachi 3:3
    He will sit as a refiner and a purifier of silver; He will purify the sons of Levi, And purge them as gold and silver, That they may offer to the LORD An offering in righteousness.
  18. Cross References
    1 Peter 1:6
    In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials.
    1 Peter 1:7
    That the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ.
  19. Cross References
    Psalms 50:15
    Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify Me.
    Zephaniah 3:9
    For then I will restore to the peoples a pure language, That they all may call on the name of the LORD, To serve Him with one accord.
    Zechariah 12:10
    And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced. Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for his only son, and grieve for Him as one grieves for a firstborn.
  20. Cross References
    Jeremiah 30:22
    'You shall be My people, And I will be your God.'"
    Hosea 2:23
    Then I will sow her for Myself in the earth, And I will have mercy on her who had not obtained mercy; Then I will say to those who were not My people, 'You are My people!' And they shall say, 'You are my God!'
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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