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Restoration of Judah and Israel

10 Ask athe Lord for brain

In cthe time of the 1latter rain.

The Lord will make 2flashing clouds;

He will give them showers of rain,

Grass in the field for everyone.

2 For the didols 3speak delusion;

The diviners envision elies,

And tell false dreams;

They fcomfort in vain.

Therefore the people wend their way like gsheep;

They are 4in trouble hbecause there is no shepherd.

3 “My anger is kindled against the ishepherds,

jAnd I will punish the 5goatherds.

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.

5 They shall be like mighty men,

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.

6 “I will strengthen the house of Judah,

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.

7 Those of Ephraim shall be like a mighty man,

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.

9 “I vwill 7sow them among the peoples,

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.

12 “So I will strengthen them in the Lord,

And cthey shall walk up and down in His name,”

Says the Lord.


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The New King James Version is a total update of the 1611 King James Version, also known as the "Authorized Version." Every attempt has been made to maintain the beauty of the original version while updating the English grammar to contemporary style and usage. The result is much better "readability." It is noteworthy that the NKJV is one of the few modern translations still based on the "Western" or "Byzantine" manuscript tradition. This makes the New King James Version an invaluable aid to comparative English Bible study.


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