Yahweh Gives Rain

1 Ask rain from Yahweh in the season of [the] spring rain-- Yahweh, who makes storm clouds, and he gives showers of rain to them, to everyone vegetation in the field.
References for Zechariah 10:1
      2 Because the household gods speak deceit, and those who practice divination see a lie, and the dreamers of vanity speak in vain. Therefore [the people] wander like sheep; they are afflicted because there is no shepherd.
      References for Zechariah 10:2
        • a 10:2 - Hebrew teraphim
        • b 10:2 - Or "flocks"; the Hebrew term refers collectively to both sheep and goats (small livestock animals)
          3 {My anger burns} against the shepherds, and I will punish the leaders, because Yahweh of hosts watches over his flock, the house of Judah; and he will make them like his majestic horse in war.
          References for Zechariah 10:3
            • c 10:3 - Literally "My nose becomes hot"
            • d 10:3 - Or "male goats"
            • e 10:3 - Or "herd"
              4 From them [the] cornerstone will go out, from them [the] tent peg, from them [the] battle bow, from them every ruler, [all] together.
              References for Zechariah 10:4
                • f 10:4 - Hebrew "him" (or "it"), referring to the flock in v. 3
                • g 10:4 - Hebrew "him" (or "it"), referring to the flock in v. 3
                • h 10:4 - Hebrew "him" (or "it"), referring to the flock in v. 3
                • i 10:4 - Hebrew "him" (or "it"), referring to the flock in v. 3
                  5 And they will be like warriors, trampling in the mud of [the] streets in the battle. They will fight, because Yahweh [is] with them, and they will put to shame [the] riders on horses.
                  6 And I will strengthen the house of Judah, and the house of Joseph I will save. And I will bring them back, because I have compassion on them, and they will be as if I had not rejected them, for I [am] Yahweh their God, and I will answer them.
                  7 And [the people of] Ephraim will be like [a] warrior, and their heart will be glad as [with] wine. And their children will see and rejoice; their heart will shout in exultation in Yahweh.
                  8 I will whistle to them and gather them, for I have redeemed them, and they will become numerous as they have been numerous [before].
                  9 Though I sow them among the nations, in the distant places they will remember me, and they will stay alive with their children, and they will return.
                  References for Zechariah 10:9
                    • j 10:9 - Or "scatter"
                      10 And I will bring them back from the land of Egypt, and from Assyria I will gather them. To the land of Gilead and Lebanon I will bring them, until no [room] will be found for them [there].
                      11 And he will pass through the sea of distress, and he will strike the waves of the sea, and all [the] depths of the Nile will dry up. The pride of Assyria will be brought low, and the scepter of Egypt will depart.
                      References for Zechariah 10:11
                        • k 10:11 - LXX reads "they," referring to the Israelites (so NIV, NRSV, NASB)
                          12 I will make them strong in Yahweh, and in his name they will walk, {declares} Yahweh.
                          References for Zechariah 10:12
                            • l 10:12 - Literally "declaration of"