Cleansing From Sin
1“On that day a fountain will be opened to the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, to cleanse them from sin and impurity.
2“On that day, I will banish the names of the idols from the land, and they will be remembered no more,” declares the Lord Almighty. “I will remove both the prophets and the spirit of impurity from the land. 3And if anyone still prophesies, their father and mother, to whom they were born, will say to them, ‘You must die, because you have told lies in the Lord’s name.’ Then their own parents will stab the one who prophesies.
4“On that day every prophet will be ashamed of their prophetic vision. They will not put on a prophet’s garment of hair in order to deceive. 5Each will say, ‘I am not a prophet. I am a farmer; the land has been my livelihood since my youth.13:5 Or farmer; a man sold me in my youth’ 6If someone asks, ‘What are these wounds on your body13:6 Or wounds between your hands?’ they will answer, ‘The wounds I was given at the house of my friends.’
The Shepherd Struck, the Sheep Scattered
7“Awake, sword, against my shepherd,
against the man who is close to me!”
declares the Lord Almighty.
“Strike the shepherd,
and the sheep will be scattered,
and I will turn my hand against the little ones.
8In the whole land,” declares the Lord,
“two-thirds will be struck down and perish;
yet one-third will be left in it.
9This 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.’ ”
Gũtherio kwa Mehia
113:1 Thab 51:2; Ahib 9:14“Mũthenya ũcio gĩthima nĩgĩgathikũrio nĩ ũndũ wa nyũmba ya Daudi o na nĩ ũndũ wa andũ arĩa matũũraga Jerusalemu, gĩthima gĩa kũmatheria mehia o na thaahu.”
213:2 Jer 43:12; 1Ath 22:22Jehova Mwene-Hinya-Wothe ekuuga atĩrĩ, “Mũthenya ũcio nĩnganiina marĩĩtwa ma mĩhianano ya kũhooywo mathire bũrũri-inĩ, na matigacooka kũririkanwo rĩngĩ. Nĩngeheria anabii hamwe na roho ũcio wa thaahu, mathire bũrũri-inĩ. 313:3 Jer 23:34Na rĩrĩ, kũngĩgaakorwo na mũndũ ũrathiĩ na mbere na kũratha mohoro-rĩ, ithe na nyina, arĩa mamũciarĩte, nĩ makaamwĩra atĩrĩ, ‘No nginya ũkue, nĩ ũndũ nĩwarĩtie maheeni ũkĩgwetaga rĩĩtwa rĩa Jehova.’ Rĩrĩa akaaratha mohoro-rĩ, aciari ake mwene nĩmakamũtheeca na rũhiũ.
413:4 Math 3:4; Ezek 12:24“Mũthenya ũcio mũnabii o wothe nĩagaconoka nĩ ũndũ wa kĩoneki kĩa ũrathi wake. Ndakehumba nguo ya maguoya ya mũnabii nĩguo aheenie andũ. 513:5 Amos 7:14Akoigaga atĩrĩ, ‘Niĩ ndirĩ mũnabii, ndĩ mũrĩmi, ndũũragio nĩ mũgũnda kuuma ũnini-inĩ wakwa.’ 6Nake mũndũ angĩkamũũria atĩrĩ, ‘Ironda ici irĩ mwĩrĩ waku nĩ cia kĩ?’ we agaacookia atĩrĩ, ‘Ironda ici ndagĩĩrĩire nyũmba-inĩ ya arata akwa.’
Mũrĩithi Kũringwo, na Ngʼondu Kũhurunjũka
713:7 Isa 34:5; Math 26:31“Arahũka, wee rũhiũ rwa njora, ũũkĩrĩre mũrĩithi wakwa,
ũkĩrĩra mũndũ ũcio wa hakuhĩ na niĩ!”
ũguo nĩguo Jehova Mwene-Hinya-Wothe ekuuga.
“Ringa mũrĩithi, nacio ngʼondu nĩikũhurunjũka,
nakuo guoko gwakwa ndĩkwerekerie kũrĩ tũgondu, ndĩtũũkĩrĩre.”
813:8 Ezek 5:2-4, 12Jehova ekuuga atĩrĩ, “Bũrũri-inĩ guothe,
andũ icunjĩ igĩrĩ thĩinĩ wa ithatũ nĩmakooragwo, mathire;
no rĩrĩ, gĩcunjĩ kĩmwe gĩa ithatũ nĩgĩgatigara kuo.
913:9 1Pet 1:6-7; Thab 50:15; Alaw 26:12Gĩcunjĩ kĩu gĩa ithatũ kĩa andũ nĩngakĩhĩtũkĩria mwaki-inĩ;
ngaamatheria ta betha, na ndĩmagerie ta ũrĩa thahabu igeragio.
Nĩmagakaĩra rĩĩtwa rĩakwa,
na niĩ nĩngametĩka;
Nĩngoiga atĩrĩ, ‘Aya nĩ andũ akwa,’
nao moige atĩrĩ, ‘Jehova nĩwe Ngai witũ.’ ”