The fountain of purgation for Jerusalem,
Zechariah 13:1 In that day there shall be a fountaine opened to the house of Dauid, and to the inhabitants of Ierusalem, for sinne and for vncleannesse.
from idolatry, and a false prophecy.
Zechariah 13:2 And in that day, sayth the Lord of hostes, I will cut off the names of the idoles out of the land: and they shall no more be remembred: and I will cause the prophets, and the vncleane spirit to depart out of the land. Zechariah 13:3 And when any shall yet prophesie, his father and his mother that begate him, shall say vnto him, Thou shalt not liue: for thou speakest lies in the name of the Lorde: and his father and his mother that begat him, shal thrust him through, when he prophesieth. Zechariah 13:4 And in that day shall the prophetes be ashamed euery one of his vision, when he hath prophesied: neither shall they weare a rough garment to deceiue. Zechariah 13:5 But he shall say, I am no Prophet: I am an husbandman: for man taught me to be an heardman from my youth vp. Zechariah 13:6 And one shal say vnto him, What are these woundes in thine hands? Then he shall answere, Thus was I wounded in the house of my friendes.
The death of Christ, and the trial of a third part.
Zechariah 13:7 Arise, O sword, vpon my shepheard, and vpon the man, that is my fellow, sayth the Lord of hostes: smite the shepheard, and the sheepe shall be scattered: and I will turne mine hand vpon the litle ones. Zechariah 13:8 And in all the land, sayeth the Lord, two partes therein shall be cut off, and die: but the third shall be left therein. Zechariah 13:9 And I will bring that third part thorowe the fire, and will fine them as the siluer is fined, and will trye them as golde is tryed: they shall call on my Name, and I will heare them: I will say, It is my people, and they shall say, The Lorde is my God.