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Zechariah 13:8–9

In the whole land, declares the Lord,

two thirds shall be cut off and perish,

sand one third shall be left alive.

And tI will put this third into the fire,

and refine them as one refines silver,

and test them as gold is tested.

uThey will call upon my name,

and vI will answer them.

wI will say, ‘They are my people’;

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

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Zechariah 13:8–9 — The New International Version (NIV)

In the whole land,” declares the Lord,

“two-thirds will be struck down and perish;

yet one-third will be left in it.

This third I will put into the fire;

I will refine them like silver

and test them like gold.

They will call on my name

and I will answer them;

I will say, ‘They are my people,’

and they will say, ‘The Lord is our God.’ ”

Zechariah 13:8–9 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

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.

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.

Zechariah 13:8–9 — New Living Translation (NLT)

Two-thirds of the people in the land

will be cut off and die,” says the Lord.

“But one-third will be left in the land.

I will bring that group through the fire

and make them pure.

I will refine them like silver

and purify them like gold.

They will call on my name,

and I will answer them.

I will say, ‘These are my people,’

and they will say, ‘The Lord is our God.’ ”

Zechariah 13:8–9 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

And it shall come to pass in all the land,”

Says the Lord,

That two-thirds in it shall be cut off and die,

But one-third shall be left in it:

I will bring the one-third through the fire,

Will refine them as silver is refined,

And test them as gold is tested.

They will call on My name,

And I will answer them.

I will say, ‘This is My people’;

And each one will say, ‘The Lord is my God.’ ”

Zechariah 13:8–9 — New Century Version (NCV)

The Lord says, “Two-thirds of the people

through all the land will die. They will be gone,

and one-third will be left.

The third that is left I will test with fire,

purifying them like silver,

testing them like gold.

Then they will call on me,

and I will answer them.

I will say, ‘You are my people,’

and they will say, ‘The Lord is our God.’ ”

Zechariah 13:8–9 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

And it shall come to pass, that in all the land, saith Jehovah, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein. And I will bring the third part into 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, Jehovah is my God.

Zechariah 13:8–9 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

And it shall come to pass in all the land, saith Jehovah, two parts therein shall be cut off and die; but the third shall be left therein. And I will bring the third part into 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 answer them: I will say, It is my people; and they shall say, Jehovah is my God.

Zechariah 13:8–9 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

The Lord declares, 

“Throughout the land two-thirds will be cut off and die. 

Yet, one-third will be left in it. 

I will bring this third ⸤of the people⸥ through the fire. 

I will refine them as silver is refined. 

I will test them as gold is tested. 

They will call on me, and I will answer them. 

I will say, ‘They are my people.’ 

They will reply, ‘The Lord is our God.’ ” 

Zechariah 13:8–9 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

In the whole land—

this is the Lord’s declaration—

two-thirds will be cut off and die,

but a third will be left in it.

I will put this third through the fire;

I will refine them as silver is refined

and test them as gold is tested.

They will call on My name,

and I will answer them.

I will say: They are My people,

and they will say: Yahweh is our God.”

Zechariah 13:8–9 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

In the whole land, says 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,

refine them as one refines silver,

and test them as gold is tested.

They will call on my name,

and I will answer them.

I will say, “They are my people”;

and they will say, “The Lord is our God.”

Zechariah 13:8–9 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

And then in all the land,” declares Yahweh,

“two thirds will be cut off and perish,

and one third will be left alive in it.

And I will bring the remaining third into the fire,

and I will refine them like one refines silver,

and I will test them like one tests gold.

They will call my name,

and I will answer them.

I will say, ‘They are my people,’

and they will say, ‘Yahweh is my God.’ ”

Zechariah 13:8–9 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

Here is what will happen in the whole land,”

announces the Lord.

“Two-thirds of the people will be struck down and die.

But one-third will be left.

I will put that third in the fire.

I will make them as pure as silver.

I will test them like gold.

They will call out to me.

And I will answer them.

I will say, ‘They are my people.’

And they will say, ‘The Lord is our God.’ ”

Zechariah 13:8–9 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

“It will come about in all the land,”

Declares the Lord,

“That two parts in it will be cut off and perish;

But the third will be left in it.

“And I will bring the third part through the fire,

Refine them as silver is refined,

And test them as gold is tested.

They will call on My name,

And I will answer them;

I will say, ‘They are My people,’

And they will say, ‘The Lord is my God.’ ”


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