False Prophets Ashamed
1 "In that day a fountain R353 will be opened for the house of David and for the inhabitants of Jerusalem, for sin R354 and for impurity. R355
2 "It will come about in that day," declares the LORD of hosts, "that I will cut R356 off the names of the idols from the land, and they will no longer be remembered; and I will also remove the prophets R357 and the unclean R358 spirit from the land. 3 "And if anyone still prophesies, R359 then his father and mother who gave birth to him will say to him, `You shall not R360 live, for you have spoken falsely R361 in the name of the LORD'; and his father R362 and mother who gave birth to him will pierce him through when he prophesies. 4 "Also it will come about in that day that the prophets will each be ashamed R363 of his vision when he prophesies, and they will not put on a hairy R364 robe in order to deceive; 5 but he will say, `I am not R365 a prophet; I am a tiller of the ground, for a man sold F135 me as a slave in my youth.' 6 "And one will say to him, `What are these wounds between R366 your arms?' F136 Then he will say, `Those with which I was wounded in the house of my F137 friends.'
7 "Awake, O sword, R367 against My Shepherd, R368
And against the man, My Associate," R369
Declares the LORD of hosts.
"Strike R370 the Shepherd that the sheep may be scattered;
And I will turn R371 My hand against F138 the little ones.
8 "It will come about in all the land,"
Declares the LORD,
"That two R372 parts in it will be cut off and perish;
But the third will be left in it.
9 "And I will bring the third part through the fire, R373
Refine them as silver is refined,
And test them as gold is tested.
They will call R374 on My name,
And I will answer R375 them;
I will say, `They are My R376 people,'
And they will say, `The LORD is my God.' "
F135: Lit caused another to buy me
F136: Lit hands
F137: Lit those who love me
F138: Or upon
R353: Jeremiah 2:13; 17:13
R354: Psalms 51:2,7; Isaiah 1:16-18; John 1:29
R355: Numbers 19:17; Isaiah 4:4; Ezekiel 36:25
R356: Exodus 23:13; Hosea 2:17
R357: Jeremiah 23:14,15
R358: 1 Kings 22:22; Ezekiel 36:25,29
R359: Jeremiah 23:34
R360: Deuteronomy 18:20; Ezekiel 14:9
R361: Jeremiah 23:25
R362: Deuteronomy 13:6-11; Matthew 10:37
R363: Jeremiah 6:15; 8:9; Micah 3:7
R364: 2 Kings 1:8; Isaiah 20:2; Matthew 3:4
R365: Amos 7:14
R366: 2 Kings 9:24
R367: Jeremiah 47:6; Ezekiel 21:3-5
R368: Isaiah 40:11; Ezekiel 34:23,24; 37:24; Micah 5:2,4
R369: Psalms 2:2; Jeremiah 23:5,6
R370: Isaiah 53:4,5,10; Matthew 26:31; Mark 14:27
R371: Isaiah 1:25
R372: Isaiah 6:13; Ezekiel 5:2-4,12
R373: Isaiah 48:10; Malachi 3:3
R374: Psalms 34:15-17; 50:15; Zechariah 12:10
R375: Isaiah 58:9; 65:24; Jeremiah 29:11-13; Zechariah 10:6
R376: Hosea 2:23