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.’”
Zechariah 13:7-9 NIV
In verse 7, the sheep are said that they "will be scattered", yet, in the end, "one-third will be left in it". So does the scattering of sheep refer to the two-thirds that "will be struck down" or all of the sheep?
My question is, essentially, when this prophecy is fulfilled (or was), do the sheep leave the place that is "the whole land" or do they stay in there?