Zechariah 10



1 Ask· ye Jehovah ·for rain in the time of the later·​·rain; Jehovah shall make rain·​·clouds, and give them showers of rain, for each·​·man the herb in the field.

2 For the teraphim have spoken iniquity, and the diviners beheld falsity, and have spoken vain dreams; they comfort with vanity. Therefore they journeyed as a flock; they were afflicted, for there was no shepherd.

3 My anger was·​·fierce against the shepherds, and I visited it on the he-goats; for Jehovah of Armies has visited His drove, the house of Judah, and has set them as His majestic horse in the battle.

4 Out·​·of him came·​·forth the corner, out·​·of him the peg, out·​·of him the battle bow, out·​·of him every taskmaster together.

5 And they shall be as mighty men, who tread·​·down their enemies in the mud of the streets in the battle; and they shall fight, because Jehovah is with them, and they shall shame the riders on horses.

6 And I will make· the house of Judah ·mighty, and I will save the house of Joseph, and I will cause them to dwell; for I have·​·compassion on them; and they shall be as if I had not cast· them ·off: for I am Jehovah their God, and I will answer them.

7 And they of Ephraim shall be as a mighty·​·man, and their heart shall be·​·glad as through wine; and their sons shall see it, and be·​·glad; their heart shall rejoice in Jehovah.

8 I will whistle for them, and bring· them ·together; for I have redeemed them; and they shall multiply as they have multiplied.

9 And I will sow them among the people; and they shall remember Me in far·​·off countries; and they shall live with their sons, and return.

10 I will return them also out·​·of the land of Egypt, and bring· them ·together out·​·of Assyria; and I will bring them into the land of Gilead and Lebanon; and no more room shall be found for them.

11 And he shall pass·​·through the sea with adversity, and shall smite the waves in the sea, and all the depths of the Nile shall·​·dry·​·up; and the pride of Assyria shall be brought·​·down, and the scepter of Egypt shall turn·​·aside.

12 And I will make· them ·mighty in Jehovah; and they shall walk·​·forth in His name, says Jehovah.

Thanks to the Kempton Project for the permission to use this New Church translation of the Word.