The Lord promised to wash away the sin and impurity of the people. Ultimately, this took place when Christ was “struck” and crucified for sin.

The Lord promised to wash away the sin and impurity of the people. Ultimately, this took place when Christ was “struck” and crucified for sin.

BibleGateway: Zechariah 13:1-9

ESV Text: Zechariah 13:1-9

Zechariah 13 (Listen)

13:1 “On that day there shall be a fountain opened for the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, to cleanse them from sin and uncleanness.

Idolatry Cut Off

“And on that day, declares the LORD of hosts, I will cut off the names of the idols from the land, so that they shall be remembered no more. And also I will remove from the land the prophets and the spirit of uncleanness. And if anyone again prophesies, his father and mother who bore him will say to him, ‘You shall not live, for you speak lies in the name of the LORD.’ And his father and mother who bore him shall pierce him through when he prophesies.

“On that day every prophet will be ashamed of his vision when he prophesies. He will not put on a hairy cloak in order to deceive, but he will say, ‘I am no prophet, I am a worker of the soil, for a man sold me in my youth.’1 And if one asks him, ‘What are these wounds on your back?’2 he will say, ‘The wounds I received in the house of my friends.’

The Shepherd Struck


  “Awake, O sword, against my shepherd,
    against the man who stands next to me,”
      declares the LORD of hosts.


  “Strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered;
    I will turn my hand against the little ones.
  In the whole land, declares the LORD,
    two thirds shall be cut off and perish,
    and one third shall be left alive.
  And I will put this third into the fire,
    and refine them as one refines silver,
    and test them as gold is tested.
  They will call upon my name,
    and I will answer them.
  I will say, ‘They are my people’;
    and they will say, ‘The LORD is my God.’”

Footnotes

[1] 13:5 Or for the land has been my possession since my youth

[2] 13:6 Or on your chest; Hebrew wounds between your hands

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KJV Text: Zechariah 13:1-9

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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.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 170 :
O Perfect Life of Love

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1. O perfect life of love!
All, all, is finished now,
All that He left His throne above
To do for us below.

2. No work is left undone
Of all the Father willed;
His toil, His sorrows, one by one,
The Scriptures have fulfilled.

3. No pain that we can share
But He has felt its smart;
All forms of human grief and care
Have pierced that tender heart.

4. And on His thorn-crowned head
And on His sinless soul
Our sins in all that guilt were laid
That He might make us whole.

5. In perfect love He dies;
For me He dies, for me.
O all-atoning Sacrifice,
I cling by faith to Thee.

6. In every time of need,
Before the judgment-throne,
Thy works, O Lamb of God, I’ll plead,
Thy merits, not mine own.

7. Yet work, O Lord, in me
As Thou for me hast wrought,
And let my love the answer be
To grace Thy love has brought.


Hymn: LSB 452 :
O Perfect Life of Love

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1. O perfect life of love!
All, all, is finished now,
All that He left His throne above
To do for us below.

2. No work is left undone
Of all the Father willed;
His toil, His sorrows, one by one,
The Scriptures have fulfilled.

3. No pain that we can share
But He has felt its smart;
All forms of human grief and care
Have pierced that tender heart.

4. And on His thorn-crowned head
And on His sinless soul
Our sins in all their guilt were laid
That he might make us whole.

5. In perfect love He dies;
For me He dies, for me.
O all atoning Sacrifice,
I cling by faith to Thee.

6. In ev’ry time of need,
Before the judgment throne,
Thy work, O Lamb of God, I’ll plead,
Thy merits, not mine own.

7. Yet work, O Lord, in me
As Thou for me hast wrought;
And let my love the answer be
To grace Thy love has brought.


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