6 And one shall say unto him, What are these [a]wounds in thine hands? Then he shall answer, Thus was I wounded in the house of my friends.
7 ¶ Arise, O sword, upon my [b]shepherd, and upon the man, that is my fellow, saith the Lord of hosts: smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered: and I will turn mine hand upon the little ones.
8 And in all the land, saith the Lord, [c]two parts therein shall be cut off, and die: but the third shall be left therein.
Zechariah 13:6Hereby he showeth that though their parents and friends dealt more gently with them, and put them not to death, yet they would so punish their children, that became false prophets, that the marks and signs should remain forever.
Zechariah 13:7The Prophet warneth the Jews, that before this great comfort should come under Christ, there should be an horrible dissipation among the people: for their governors and pastors should be destroyed, and the people should be as scattered sheep: and the Evangelist applieth this to Christ, because he was the head of all Pastors, Matt. 26:31.
Zechariah 13:8The greatest part shall have no portion of these blessings, and yet they that shall enjoy them, shall be tried with great afflictions, so that it shall be known that only God’s power and his mercies do preserve them.
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