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Zechariah 13:6-8 Common English Bible (CEB)

Someone will say to him,
    “What are these wounds between your hands?”
        And he will say, “These happened when I was hit in my friends’ home.”

Sword, arise against my shepherd,
        against the man responsible for[a] my community, says the Lord of heavenly forces!
Strike the shepherd in order to scatter the flock!
        I will turn my hand against the little ones.
Throughout all the land, says the Lord,
        two-thirds will be cut off and die;
            but one-third will be left in it.

Footnotes:

  1. Zechariah 13:7 Heb lacks responsible for.
Common English Bible (CEB)

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Zechariah 13:6-8 New International Version (NIV)

If someone asks, ‘What are these wounds on your body[a]?’ they will answer, ‘The wounds I was given at the house of my friends.’

The Shepherd Struck, the Sheep Scattered

“Awake, sword, against my shepherd,
    against the man who is close to me!”
    declares the Lord Almighty.
“Strike the shepherd,
    and the sheep will be scattered,
    and I will turn my hand against the little ones.
In the whole land,” declares the Lord,
    “two-thirds will be struck down and perish;
    yet one-third will be left in it.

Footnotes:

  1. Zechariah 13:6 Or wounds between your hands
New International Version (NIV)

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