Zechariah 13:9
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©HebrewTransliterationStrong'sDefinitionOrigin
"And I will bringוְהֵבֵאתִ֤יve·he·ve·ti935to come in, come, go in, goa prim. root
the third partהַשְּׁלִשִׁית֙ha·she·li·shit7992third (an ord. number)from the same as shalosh
through the fire,בָּאֵ֔שׁba·'esh,784a firea prim. root
Refineוּצְרַפְתִּים֙u·tze·raf·tim6884to smelt, refine, testa prim. root
them as silverהַכֶּ֔סֶףhak·ke·sef,3701silver, moneyfrom kasaph
is refined,כִּצְרֹ֣ףkitz·rof6884to smelt, refine, testa prim. root
And testוּבְחַנְתִּ֖יםu·ve·chan·tim974to examine, trya prim. root
them as goldהַזָּהָ֑בhaz·za·hav;2091goldof uncertain derivation
is tested.כִּבְחֹ֣ןkiv·chon974to examine, trya prim. root
They will callיִקְרָ֣אyik·ra7121to call, proclaim, reada prim. root
on My name,בִשְׁמִ֗יvish·mi8034a nameof uncertain derivation
And I will answerאֶעֱנֶ֣הe·'e·neh6030ato answer, responda prim. root
them; I will say,אָמַ֙רְתִּי֙a·mar·ti559to utter, saya prim. root
They are My people,'עַמִּ֣יam·mi5971apeoplefrom an unused word
And they will say,יֹאמַ֖רyo·mar559to utter, saya prim. root
'The LORDיְהוָ֥הYah·weh3068the proper name of the God of Israelfrom havah
is my God.'"אֱלֹהָֽי׃e·lo·hai.430God, godpl. of eloah
KJV Lexicon
And I will bring
bow'  (bo)
to go or come (in a wide variety of applications)
the third part
shliyshiy  (shel-ee-shee')
third; feminine a third (part); by extension, a third (day, year or time); specifically, a third-story cell) -- third (part, rank, time), three (years old).
through the fire
'esh  (aysh)
fire -- burning, fiery, fire, flaming, hot.
and will refine
tsaraph  (tsaw-raf')
to fuse (metal), i.e. refine -- cast, (re-)fine(-er), founder, goldsmith, melt, pure, purge away, try.
them as silver
keceph  (keh'-sef)
silver (from its pale color); by implication, money -- money, price, silver(-ling).
is refined
tsaraph  (tsaw-raf')
to fuse (metal), i.e. refine -- cast, (re-)fine(-er), founder, goldsmith, melt, pure, purge away, try.
and will try
bachan  (baw-khan')
to test (especially metals); generally and figuratively, to investigate -- examine, prove, tempt, try (trial).
them as gold
zahab  (zaw-hawb')
gold, figuratively, something gold-colored (i.e. yellow), as oil, a clear sky -- gold(-en), fair weather.
is tried
bachan  (baw-khan')
to test (especially metals); generally and figuratively, to investigate -- examine, prove, tempt, try (trial).
they shall call
qara'  (kaw-raw')
to call out to (i.e. properly, address by name, but used in a wide variety of applications)
on my name
shem  (shame)
an appellation, as a mark or memorial of individuality; by implication honor, authority, character -- + base, (in-)fame(-ous), named(-d), renown, report.
and I will hear
`anah  (aw-naw')
to eye or (generally) to heed, i.e. pay attention; by implication, to respond; by extens. to begin to speak; specifically to sing, shout, testify, announce
them I will say
'amar  (aw-mar')
to say (used with great latitude)
It is my people
`am  (am)
a people (as a congregated unit); specifically, a tribe (as those of Israel); hence (collectively) troops or attendants; figuratively, a flock -- folk, men, nation, people.
and they shall say
'amar  (aw-mar')
to say (used with great latitude)
The LORD
Yhovah  (yeh-ho-vaw')
(the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jehovah, Jewish national name of God -- Jehovah, the Lord.
is my God
'elohiym  (el-o-heem')
angels, exceeding, God (gods)(-dess, -ly), (very) great, judges, mighty.
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
"And I will bring the third part through the fire, Refine them as silver is refined, And test them as gold is tested. 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.'"

King James Bible
And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It is my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I will put this third through the fire; I will refine them as silver is refined and test them as gold is tested. They will call on My name, and I will answer them. I will say: They are My people, and they will say: Yahweh is our God."

International Standard Version
And I will bring that surviving third through, testing them as if through fire, purifying them like silver, assaying them like gold. They will call on my name, and I will answer them. I will say, 'This is my people,' and they will say, 'The LORD is my God.'"

NET Bible
Then I will bring the remaining third into the fire; I will refine them like silver is refined and will test them like gold is tested. They will call on my name and I will answer; I will say, 'These are my people,' and they will say, 'The LORD is my God.'"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I will bring this third [of the people] through the fire. I will refine them as silver is refined. I will test them as gold is tested. They will call on me, and I will answer them. I will say, 'They are my people.' They will reply, 'The LORD is our God.'"

King James 2000 Bible
And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them as silver is refined, and will test them as gold is tested: they shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, They are my people: and they shall say, The LORD is my God.
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