2 “It shall be in that day,” says the Lord of hosts, “that I will dcut off the names of the idols from the land, and they shall no longer be remembered. I will also cause ethe prophets and the unclean spirit to depart from the land. 3 It shall come to pass that if anyone still prophesies, then his father and mother who begot him will say to him, ‘You shall fnot live, because you have spoken lies in the name of the Lord.’ And his father and mother who begot him gshall thrust him through when he prophesies.
4 “And it shall be in that day that hevery prophet will be ashamed of his vision when he prophesies; they will not wear ia robe of coarse hair to deceive. 5 jBut he will say, ‘I am no prophet, I am a farmer; for a man taught me to keep cattle from my youth.’ 6 And one will say to him, ‘What are these wounds between your 1arms?’ Then he will answer, ‘Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.’
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