Bible: Zechariah 13:8-14:2

13:8 It will happen in all the land, says the Lord,

that two-thirds of the people 1  in it will be cut off and die,

but one-third will be left in it. 2 

13:9 Then I will bring the remaining third into the fire;

I will refine them like silver is refined

and will test them like gold is tested.

They will call on my name and I will answer;

I will say, ‘These are my people,’

and they will say, ‘The Lord is my God.’ 3 

The Sovereignty of the Lord

14:1 A day of the Lord 4  is about to come when your possessions 5  will be divided as plunder in your midst. 14:2 For I will gather all the nations against Jerusalem 6  to wage war; the city will be taken, its houses plundered, and the women raped. Then half of the city will go into exile, but the remainder of the people will not be taken away. 7 

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