Ask the LORD for rain in the springtime; it is the LORD who makes the storm clouds. He gives showers of rain1 to men, and plants of the field2 to everyone.
The idols3 speak deceit, diviners4 see visions that lie; they tell dreams5 that are false, they give comfort in vain.6 Therefore the people wander like sheep oppressed for lack of a shepherd.73
"My anger burns against the shepherds, and I will punish the leaders;8 for the LORD Almighty will care for his flock, the house of Judah, and make them like a proud horse in battle.94
From Judah will come the cornerstone,10 from him the tent peg,11 from him the battle bow,12 from him every ruler.
Together theya will be like mighty men trampling the muddy streets in battle.13 Because the LORD is with them, they will fight and overthrow the horsemen.14