Zechariah 13:1-5 tells about the false prohets, then from v 7 it turns to the Shepherd as quoted in the Gospel which means Jesus Christ. Now the question is verse 6 because it can belong either to the false prophet or to Messiah. KJV is rather neutral and can be interpretted as meaning Jesus, but I notice NIV is inclined to the false prophet meaning the verse is connected to the previous false prophets. Returning to the Hebrew Masoretic Text, I notice the followings: 1) Nacah used in v 7 " smite my Shepherd (to dead: complete Jewish Bible)" was used in v 6 " those with which I was wounded ( smitten to dead) at my beloved friends' house" Nacah means strike. smite, and verse 6 uses its Hophal form ( passive) 2) I am not sure the space between 6 and 7 existed from the original, but if so, it could have been there because there is a big gap of time for thousand years between 2 verses, not because v 6 belongs to false prophet and v 7 belongs to Jesus. Another thought was about the false prophet. Are they wounded for their friends ? From my understanding and experience non of the false prophets are wounded (struck to death) for their friends, neither Buddah ( died of disease) nor Mohammed ( just enjoyed more than 30 wives, raping and killing), nor Moonie or any other false prophets sacrificed themselves for other people. My discernment is that v 6 belongs to the Shepherd and indicates Jesus. Jesus was wounded on his hands. NIV interpreted the Hand into Body, which is wrong. Jesus had his hands wounded at the House of His beloved friends, Israel. Your comments will be welcome.