Zechariah 10:1-7 CSB

The Lord Restores His People

1 Ask the Lord for rain in the season of spring rain. The Lord makes the rain clouds, and He will give them showers of rain and crops in the field for everyone.a

References for Zechariah 10:1

    • a 10:1 - Dt 28:12; Isa 30:23; Jr 51:16
      2 For the idols speak falsehood, and the divinersb see illusions; they relate empty dreams and offer empty comfort. Therefore [the people] wander like sheep; they suffer affliction because there is no shepherd.

      References for Zechariah 10:2

        • b 10:2 - Jr 27:9; Mc 3:7
          3 My anger burns against the shepherds, so I will punish the leaders.c For the Lord of Hosts has tended His flock, the house of Judah; He will make them like His majestic steed in battle.

          References for Zechariah 10:3

            • c 10:3 - Lit he-goats
              4 From themd will come the cornerstone, from them the tent peg, from them the battle bow, from them every ruler. Together

              References for Zechariah 10:4

                  5 they will be like warriors in battle trampling down the mud of the streets. They will fight because the Lord is with them, and they will put horsemen to shame.
                  6 I will strengthen the house of Judah and deliver the house of Joseph.e I will restoref them because I have compassion on them, and they will be as though I had never rejected them. For I am the Lord their God, and I will answer them.

                  References for Zechariah 10:6

                    • e 10:6 - the northern kingdom
                    • f 10:6 - Other Hb mss, LXX read settle
                      7 Ephraim will be like a warrior, and their hearts will be glad as if with wine. Their children will see it and be glad; their hearts will rejoice in the Lord.