“Awake, sword, against My shepherd; against the man who is close to Me – declares Yahweh Sabaoth. Strike the shepherd and scatter the sheep! And I shall turn My hand against the young! So it will be, throughout the country – declares Yahweh Sabaoth – two-thirds in it will be cut off (be killed) and the other third will be left. I shall pass this third through the fire, refine them as silver is refined, test them as gold is tested. He will call on My Name and I shall answer him; I shall say, ‘He is My people,’ and he will say, ‘Yahweh is my God'” (Zech 13:7-9).