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1 In that day there shall be a fountain opened to the house of David and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem for sin and for uncleanness. 2 And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the LORD of hosts, that I will cut off the names of the idols out of the land, and they shall no more be remembered: and also I will cause the prophets and the unclean spirit to pass out of the land. 3 And it shall come to pass, that when any shall yet prophesy, then his father and his mother that begat him shall say unto him, Thou shalt not live; for thou speakest lies in the name of the LORD: and his father and his mother that begat him shall thrust him through when he prophesieth. 4 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the prophets shall be ashamed every one of his vision, when he hath prophesied; neither shall they wear a rough garment to deceive: 5 But he shall say, I am no prophet, I am an husbandman; for man taught me to keep cattle from my youth. 6 And one shall say unto him, What are these wounds in thine hands? Then he shall answer, Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends. 7 Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against 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 it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith the LORD, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein. 9 And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God.

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1 angela h = "In the last chapter we see that the Jews realize that Jesus was the Messiah and mourn. Now comes the conversion. There is a great cleansing going on here....a cleansing that only the blood of Jesus can accomplish."
2 angela h = "This is predictive of when Jesus was on trial just before the crucifixion. All of the disciples scattered. Peter even denied knowing Jesus. John 18"
3 Sarah R = "Jesus quotes this verse in Matthew 26:31 and Mark 14:27 in prediction of His disciples abandoning Him upon His arrest. "
4 angela h = "We are told here that only a third of Israel (Jews) will be saved. God will "refine them as silver and try them as gold is tried"; meaning He will allow trials to get them to their basic core. They will then be ready to serve the Most High God."