God Will Bless Judah and Ephraim

10 Ask (A)rain from the Lord at the time of the spring rain—

The Lord who (B)makes the [a]storm clouds;
And He will give them (C)showers of rain, vegetation in the field to each man.
For the (D)teraphim speak [b]iniquity,
And the (E)diviners see [c]lying visions
And tell (F)false dreams;
They comfort in vain.
Therefore the people [d]wander like (G)sheep,
They are afflicted, because there is no shepherd.
“My (H)anger is kindled against the shepherds,
And I will punish the [e]male goats;
For the Lord of hosts has (I)visited His flock, the house of Judah,
And will make them like His majestic horse in battle.
“From [f]them will come the (J)cornerstone,
From [g]them the tent peg,
From [h]them the bow of (K)battle,
From [i]them every [j]ruler, all of them together.
“They will be as mighty men,
(L)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 (M)riders on horses will be put to shame.
“I will (N)strengthen the house of Judah,
And I will (O)save the house of Joseph,
And I will [k](P)bring them back,
Because I have had (Q)compassion on them;
And they will be as though I had (R)not rejected them,
For I am the Lord their God and I will (S)answer them.
“Ephraim will be like a mighty man,
And their heart will be glad as if from wine;
Indeed, their (T)children will see it and be glad,
[l]Their heart will rejoice in the Lord.
“I will (U)whistle for them to gather them together,
For I have redeemed them;
And they will be as (V)numerous as they [m](W)were before.
“When I [n]scatter them among the peoples,
They will (X)remember Me in far countries,
And they with their children will live and come back.
10 “I will (Y)bring them back from the land of Egypt
And gather them from Assyria;
And I will bring them into the land of (Z)Gilead and Lebanon
[o]Until (AA)no room can be found for them.
11 “And they will pass through the (AB)sea of distress
And He will strike the waves in the sea,
So that all the depths of the (AC)Nile will dry up;
And the pride of (AD)Assyria will be brought down
And the scepter of (AE)Egypt will depart.
12 “And I will (AF)strengthen them in the Lord,
And in His name (AG)they will walk,” declares the Lord.


  1. Zechariah 10:1 Or thunderbolts
  2. Zechariah 10:2 Or futility
  3. Zechariah 10:2 Lit a lie
  4. Zechariah 10:2 Lit journey
  5. Zechariah 10:3 I.e. leaders
  6. Zechariah 10:4 Lit him
  7. Zechariah 10:4 Lit him
  8. Zechariah 10:4 Lit him
  9. Zechariah 10:4 Lit him
  10. Zechariah 10:4 Or oppressor
  11. Zechariah 10:6 Or make them dwell
  12. Zechariah 10:7 Or Let their heart rejoice
  13. Zechariah 10:8 Lit were numerous
  14. Zechariah 10:9 Lit sow
  15. Zechariah 10:10 Lit And

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