The fountain of purification for Jerusalem. The eradication of idolatry and false prophecy. The death of Christ, and the saving of a third part after a severe trial.
1 In that 1day there shall be a 2fountain opened to the house of David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem for sin and for auncleanness.
2 ¶ And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord of hosts, that I will 1cut off the names of the idols out of the land, and they shall no more be remembered: and also I will cause the 2prophets and the unclean spirit to pass out of the land.
3 And it shall come to pass, that when any shall yet 1prophesy, 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: 2and his father and his mother that begat him shall thrust him through when he prophesieth.
4 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the prophets 1shall be ashamed every one of his vision, when he hath prophesied; neither shall they wear aa rough garment bto deceive:
5 But he shall say, 1I 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 1these wounds in thine hands? Then he shall answer, Those with which I was 2wounded in the house of my friends.
7 ¶ 1Awake, O sword, against 2my shepherd, and against the man that is 3my fellow, saith the Lord of hosts: 4smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered: and I will turn mine hand upon 5the little ones.
8 And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the Lord, 1two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the 2third shall be left therein.
9 1And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will 2try them as gold is tried: 3they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: 4I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The Lord is my God.