The fountain of purgation for Jerusalem,
Zechariah 13:1 In that tyme shall the house of Dauid and the cytesyns of Ierusalem haue an open well, to wash of synne and vnclennesse.
from idolatry, and a false prophecy.
Zechariah 13:2 And then (sayeth the Lorde of hostes) I wyll destroye the names of Idoles out of the lande: so that they shall nomore be put in remembraunce. As for the false prophetes also, and the vnclene sprete, I shall take them out of þe lande. Zechariah 13:3 So that yf any of them prophecye any more, his awne father and mother that begat him, shall saye vnto him. Thou shalt dye for thou speakest lyes vnder the name of þe Lorde: yee, his awne father and mother that begat him, shall wounde him, when he prophecieth. Zechariah 13:4 And then shall those prophetes be confounded, euery one of his vision when he prophecieth: nether shal they were sack clothes any more, to disceaue men with all. Zechariah 13:5 But he shall be fayne to saye: I am no Prophet: I am an husbandeman, for so am I taught by Adam fro my youth vp. Zechariah 13:6 And yf it be sayde vnto hym: how came these woundes then in thine handes? He shal answere. Thus am I wounded in the house of myne awne frendes.
The death of Christ, and the trial of a third part.
Zechariah 13:7 Aryse, O thou swearde, vpon my shepherde, and vpon the Prince of my people, saieth the Lorde of hostes. Smyte the shepherd, and the shepe shalbe scatred abrode, and so wyll I turne myne hande to the lytle ones. Zechariah 13:8 And it shall come to passe (sayeth þe Lorde) that in all the land two partes shalbe roted out, but the thyrde parte shall remayne therin. Zechariah 13:9 And the same thyrde parte wyll I bringe thorow þe fire, & wil clense them, as the siluer is clensed: yee, & trye them lyke as golde is tryed. Then shall they call vpon my name and I will heare them: I wyll saye: it is my people. And they shal saye: Lorde my God.