Zechariah 13:8

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And it shall come to passe, that in all the land, saith the Lord, two parts therein shall be cut off, and die, but the third shall be left therein.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"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."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And it will come about that in all the land, says the Lord, two parts of it will be cut off and come to an end; but the third will be still living there.
- Basic English Bible

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.
- Darby Bible

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.
- Webster's Bible

It shall happen that in all the land," says Yahweh, "two parts in it will be cut off and die; but the third will be left in it.
- World English Bible

And it hath come to pass, In all the land, an affirmation of Jehovah, Two parts in it are cut off -- they expire, And the third is left in it.
- Youngs Literal Bible

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.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Zechariah 13:8


13:8 Two parts - Not precisely two, but the greater part shall die a temporal death, by the sword of Titus, or in eternal death under unbelief. The third - A remnant, the lesser part, shall escape or be preserved.


Discussion for Zechariah 13

  • Mari
    Verse 6 talks of Christ. When he was nailed to the cross. Those are the scars in his hands. He's talking to Israel.
  • Jeferdma
    I don't know Les, but go by the KJV it's always right !!
  • Here is one for you. Why does it state in the KJV "What are these wounds in thine hands? " and in the NIV it states "What are these wounds in thing back "? I know they are talking about the false prophet and the ritual scares related to pagan practices that his friends gave him. I don t get the mix up of hands and back. Why does the KJV say hands? Big difference between the two.
  • Raymond bennett
    Looking forward to be free from sin and its affect can 't wait for when God establish the House Of David and the fountain in Jerusalem,
  • In the last days when the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ starts to diminish only one person will have the true anointing Those who will believe will be saved
  • Debbie
    God is going to do a great work for His people they will be cleansed from sin and uncleanness in the land of Palestine. This is the Kingdom restored.

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