Zechariah Chapter 13 opens with the promise of a cleansing fountain for sin and impurity, specifically focusing on the removal of idolatry and false prophets. It symbolizes a spiritual rebirth for Jerusalem, where even family members will turn against those who falsely prophesy. The chapter transitions into a prophecy regarding the Shepherd and the scattering of the sheep, hinting at Christ's suffering and betrayal. The chapter closes with God's refining process, likening it to a refiner's fire, and His intention to preserve a faithful remnant.

Zechariah 13

1Ā  In that day there shall be a fountain opened to the house of David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem for sin and for uncleanness.

2Ā  And it shall come to pass in that day, saith theĀ LordĀ of hosts, that I will cut off the names of the idols out of the land, and they shall no more be remembered: and also I will cause the prophets and the unclean spirit to pass out of the land.

3Ā  And it shall come to pass, that when any shall yet prophesy, 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 theĀ Lord: and his father and his mother that begat him shall thrust him through when he prophesieth.

4Ā  And it shall come to pass in that day, that the prophets shall be ashamed every one of his vision, when he hath prophesied; neither shall they wear a rough garment to deceive:

5Ā  But he shall say, I am no prophet, I am an husbandman; for man taught me to keep cattle from my youth.

6Ā  And one shall say unto him, What are these wounds in thine hands? Then he shall answer, Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.

7Ā  Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that is my fellow, saith theĀ LordĀ of hosts: smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered: and I will turn mine hand upon the little ones.

8Ā  And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith theĀ Lord, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein.

9Ā  And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, TheĀ LordĀ is my God.

End of Zechariah 13

1 Year Plan:Ā  Dec 29 - Zec 12,Ā ZecĀ 13,Ā  Ps 149, Ps 150

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