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Zechariah 13:6-8 Expanded Bible (EXB)

But someone will ask, ‘What are the ·deep cuts [wounds] ·on your body [or on your chest; L between your hands; C pagan prophets often cut themselves to appeal to their gods]?’ And each will answer, ‘I was ·hurt [wounded] at my friend’s house.’

The Shepherd Is Killed

“·Sword, hit the [L Awake, Sword, against my] shepherd.
    ·Attack [L …against] the man who is my ·friend [associate],”
    says the Lord ·All-Powerful [Almighty; of Heaven’s Armies; T of hosts].
“·Kill [Strike] the shepherd,
    and the sheep will scatter [Matt. 26:31; Mark 14:27],
    and I will ·punish [L turn my hand against] the little ones.”
The Lord says, “Two-thirds of the people
    through all the land will die. They will be ·gone [struck down; L cut off],
    and one-third will be left.

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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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