The Lord will make 2flashing clouds;
He will give them showers of rain,
Grass in the field for everyone.
The diviners envision elies,
And tell false dreams;
They fcomfort in vain.
Therefore the people wend their way like gsheep;
3 “My anger is kindled against the ishepherds,
For the Lord of hosts kwill visit His flock,
The house of Judah,
And lwill make them as His royal horse in the battle.
4 From him comes mthe cornerstone,
From him nthe tent peg,
From him the battle bow,
From him every 6ruler together.
Who otread down their enemies
In the mire of the streets in the battle.
They shall fight because the Lord is with them,
And the riders on horses shall be put to shame.
And I will save the house of Joseph.
pI will bring them back,
Because I qhave mercy on them.
They shall be as though I had not cast them aside;
For I am the Lord their God,
And I rwill hear them.
And their sheart shall rejoice as if with wine.
Yes, their children shall see it and be glad;
Their heart shall rejoice in the Lord.
8 I will twhistle for them and gather them,
For I will redeem them;
uAnd they shall increase as they once increased.
And they shall wremember Me in far countries;
They shall live, together with their children,
And they shall return.
10 xI will also bring them back from the land of Egypt,
And gather them from Assyria.
I will bring them into the land of Gilead and Lebanon,
yUntil no more room is found for them.
11 zHe shall pass through the sea with affliction,
And strike the waves of the sea:
All the depths of 8the River shall dry up.
Then athe pride of Assyria shall be brought down,
And bthe scepter of Egypt shall depart.
And cthey shall walk up and down in His name,”
Says the Lord.
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