Zechariah 13:1-6

The Lord takes away the sin of the people

1 ‘On that day, something will be like water that comes up from the ground. And it will clean away the sin from the family of David. It will clean away the sin from the people in Jerusalem.

2 On that day, I will remove the names of false gods from the country,’ says the Lord Almighty. ‘Everyone will forget them. I will remove all the false prophets. And I will remove the bad spirit that is not holy.

3 And if anyone appears as a prophet again, his father and his mother will say to him, “You must die. You do not speak true words. The Lord has not spoken to you.” Then they will kill him.

4 On that day, every prophet will be ashamed that he was ever a prophet. He will not put on the clothes of a prophet that they make from hair. Then people will not know that he is a prophet.

5 He will say, “I am not a prophet. I am a farmer. From the time that I was a boy, I have worked on the land.”

6 If someone asks him, “Who cut your body?” he will answer, “My friends cut me when I was at their house.” ’