||English: New American Standard Bible
Zechariah 10 [Commentary] [Map] |
||Ask rain from the LORD at the time of the spring rain-- The LORD who makes the storm clouds;
And He will give them showers of rain, vegetation in the field to each man.
||For the teraphim speak iniquity,
And the diviners see lying visions
And tell false dreams;
They comfort in vain.
Therefore the people wander like sheep,
They are afflicted, because there is no shepherd.
||"My anger is kindled against the shepherds,
And I will punish the male goats;
For the LORD of hosts has visited His flock, the house of Judah,
And will make them like His majestic horse in battle.
||"From them will come the cornerstone,
From them the tent peg,
From them the bow of battle,
From them every ruler, all of them together.
||"They will be as mighty men,
Treading down the enemy in the mire of the streets in battle;
And they will fight, for the LORD will be with them;
And the riders on horses will be put to shame.
||"I will strengthen the house of Judah,
And I will save the house of Joseph,
And I will bring them back,
Because I have had compassion on them;
And they will be as though I had not rejected them,
For I am the LORD their God and I will answer them.
||"Ephraim will be like a mighty man,
And their heart will be glad as if from wine;
Indeed, their children will see it and be glad,
Their heart will rejoice in the LORD.
||"I will whistle for them to gather them together,
For I have redeemed them;
And they will be as numerous as they were before.
||"When I scatter them among the peoples,
They will remember Me in far countries,
And they with their children will live and come back.
||"I will bring them back from the land of Egypt
And gather them from Assyria;
And I will bring them into the land of Gilead and Lebanon
Until no room can be found for them.
||"And they will pass through the sea of distress
And He will strike the waves in the sea,
So that all the depths of the Nile will dry up;
And the pride of Assyria will be brought down
And the scepter of Egypt will depart.
||"And I will strengthen them in the LORD,
And in His name they will walk," declares the LORD.
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