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Strike the Shepherd, and the Sheep Will Be Scattered

Awake, O sword, against my shepherd,
    and against the man who is my associate, declares the Lord of Armies.
    Strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered,
    and I will turn my hand against the little ones.[a]

This will take place in the whole land, declares the Lord:
    Two thirds of those who remain in it will be cut off and perish,
    but one third will be left in it.
I will put that third into the fire,
    and I will refine them as silver is refined,
    and I will test them as gold is tested.
    They will call on my name, and I will answer them.
    I will say, “This is my people.”
    And they will say, “The Lord is my God.”

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Footnotes

  1. Zechariah 13:7 Or but I will turn my hand back to the little ones

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