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* PhonyPsychic: In Zechariah chapter 13, God says He will have His people deal with those who falsely prophesy in His Name, even going so far as to have their own families stab them and say, "You must die, because you have told lies in the Lord’s name." He says that these prophets will be ashamed of their own visions and will no longer wear a hairy robe to deceive, but each of them will say, "I am not a prophet. I am a farmer; the land has been my livelihood since my youth." And if anyone asks about the wounds in their arms, they will say, "These are the wounds I was given at the house of my friends."

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* PhonyPsychic: In Zechariah chapter Chapter 13, God says He will have His people deal with those who falsely prophesy in His Name, even going so far as to have their own families stab them and say, "You must die, because you have told lies in the Lord’s name." He says that these prophets will be ashamed of their own visions and will no longer wear a hairy robe to deceive, but each of them will say, "I am not a prophet. I am a farmer; the land has been my livelihood since my youth." And if anyone asks about the wounds in their arms, they will say, "These are the wounds I was given at the house of my friends."

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* PhonyPsychic: In Zechariah chapter 13, God says He will have His people deal with those who falsely prophesy in His Name, even going so far as to have their own families stab them and say, "You must die, because you have told lies in the Lord’s name." He says that these prophets will be ashamed of their own visions and will no longer wear a hairy robe to deceive, but each of them will say, "I am not a prophet. I am a farmer; the land has been my livelihood since my youth." And if anyone asks about the wounds in their arms, they will say, "These are the wounds I was given at the house of my friends."


* CantStandCriticism: God through Zechariah speaks to His people in Zechariah 7:8-12:

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* CantStandCriticism: CantTakeCriticism: God through Zechariah speaks to His people in Zechariah 7:8-12:

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* CantStandCriticism: God through Zechariah speaks to His people in Zechariah 7:8-12:
-->''And the word of the Lord came to Zechariah, saying: Thus says the Lord of Hosts: Execute true justice, show mercy and compassion, every man to his brother. Do not oppress the widow, orphan, sojourner, or poor. And let none of you contemplate evil deeds in your hearts against his brother. But they refused to pay attention and turned a stubborn shoulder, and stopped their ears so that they should not hear. They made their hearts hard like a diamond so as not to hear the instruction and words that the Lord of Hosts sent by His Spirit through the former prophets, and there was great anger from the Lord of Hosts.''


-->''“This is what the Lord of the Heavenly Armies says: ‘There will yet be old men and old women sitting in the parks of Jerusalem, each one of them holding canes in their hands due to their old age! The city parks will be filled with boys and girls. They will play in the city’s open parks.’ This is what the Lord of the Heavenly Armies says: ‘It may seem impossible to the survivors of this people, but is it impossible for me?’ declares the Lord of the Heavenly Armies."

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-->''“This is what the Lord of the Heavenly Armies says: ‘There will yet be old men and old women sitting in the parks of Jerusalem, each one of them holding canes in their hands due to their old age! The city parks will be filled with boys and girls. They will play in the city’s open parks.’ This is what the Lord of the Heavenly Armies says: ‘It may seem impossible to the survivors of this people, but is it impossible for me?’ declares the Lord of the Heavenly Armies.""''

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* TheOmnipotent: Zechariah 8:4-6 in the International Standard Version:
-->''“This is what the Lord of the Heavenly Armies says: ‘There will yet be old men and old women sitting in the parks of Jerusalem, each one of them holding canes in their hands due to their old age! The city parks will be filled with boys and girls. They will play in the city’s open parks.’ This is what the Lord of the Heavenly Armies says: ‘It may seem impossible to the survivors of this people, but is it impossible for me?’ declares the Lord of the Heavenly Armies."

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* BloodOath: In Zechariah 9:11, God says, "I will set your prisoners free from where their enemies are keeping them. I will do it because of the blood that put into effect my covenant with you." (New International Readers' Version)

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* PriestKing: In Zechariah chapter 6, God says He will bring forth the Man whose name is the Branch, who will serve as both priest and king to the Lord.

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!!Structure of the book:
* Call to conversion (Zechariah 1:1-6)
* Visionary disclosure of God's purposes (Zechariah 1:7-6:15)
* A prophetic message to the people (Zechariah chapters 7 and 8)
* The emerging Kingdom (Zechariah chapters 9 to 14)

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* FirePurifies: From Zechariah 13:8-9, regarding Israel:
-->''And it will happen in all the land, says the Lord,''
-->''that two-thirds will be cut off and die,''
-->''and one-third will be left in the land.''
-->''And I will bring this one-third left into the fire,''
-->''and will refine them as the refinement of silver,''
-->''and will test them as the testing of 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 my God.”''


* GirlInABox: Zechariah sees a vision of a woman in a basket in chapter 5, with a lead covering over the basket, being carried by [[WingedHumanoid two women with stork-like wings]] to a place in the land of Shinar. Given that she is mentioned as being the personification of Wickedness, she is also considered SealedEvilInACan.

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* GirlInABox: Zechariah sees a vision of a woman in a basket in chapter 5, with a lead covering over the basket, being carried by [[WingedHumanoid two women with stork-like wings]] to a place in the land of Shinar. Given that she is mentioned as being [[AnthropomorphicPersonification the personification of Wickedness, Wickedness]], she is also considered SealedEvilInACan.


* GirlInABox: Zechariah sees a vision of a woman in a basket in chapter 5, with a lead covering over the basket, being carried by two women with stork-like wings to a place in the land of Shinar. Given that she is mentioned as being the personification of Wickedness, she is also considered SealedEvilInACan.

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* GirlInABox: Zechariah sees a vision of a woman in a basket in chapter 5, with a lead covering over the basket, being carried by [[WingedHumanoid two women with stork-like wings wings]] to a place in the land of Shinar. Given that she is mentioned as being the personification of Wickedness, she is also considered SealedEvilInACan.

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* EndlessDaytime: "On that day there shall be neither cold nor frost. And there shall be continuous day (it is known to the Lord), not day and not night, for at evening time there shall be light." (Zechariah 14:6-7, Revised Standard Version)

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* RapePillageAndBurn: God says this in Zechariah 14:2:
-->''For I will gather all the nations against Jerusalem for battle. The city will be captured and the houses plundered and the women ravished. Half of the city will go to exile, but the remainder of the people will not be cut off from the city.''

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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: During Zechariah's time as a shepherd:
-->''I fired the three shepherds all in one month. I got angry at the sheep, and they began to hate me. Then I said, “I quit! I will not take care of you! I will let those who want to die, die. I will let those who want to be destroyed, be destroyed, and those who are left will destroy each other.”'' (Zechariah 11:8-9, Easy-To-Read Version)

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