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Zechariah 13:6-8 Good News Translation (GNT)

Then if someone asks him, ‘What are those wounds on your chest?’ he will answer, ‘I got them at a friend's house.’”

The Command to Kill God's Shepherd

The Lord Almighty says, “Wake up, sword, and attack the shepherd[a] who works for me! Kill him, and the sheep will be scattered. I will attack my people and throughout the land two-thirds of the people will die.

Footnotes:

  1. Zechariah 13:7 See 11.4.
Good News Translation (GNT)

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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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